Raspberry-Blackberry Pie-A-Dise

August  7, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Makes 1 10-inch pie
Author Notes

A few years ago I attended a Portland pie event (Pie Palooza) with a few F52ers, this is the pie I shared and called a "Pie-a-dise," it is a riff on my Food52 Himalayan Blackberry Pie.

Note: in case you might wonder, other 52ers attending this annual pie event were hardlikearmour, vvvanessa and her sister vrunka, who was a co-host of the event.

What You'll Need
  • CRUST - prepare the all butter crust (below), your favorite recipe or a pre-rolled
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8-10 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 3/4 cup blackberry honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • Optional - up to 1/4 cup super fine sugar, to your taste, if needed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. CRUST - prepare the all butter crust (below), your favorite recipe or a pre-rolled
  2. Put the butter, flour and salt in the food processor, pulse lightly until the mixture resembles wet looking particles (some recipes say pea sized). Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing a couple times after each tablespoon. Keep adding water until the dough just starts to gather into larger clumps. Split the dough in half and place each into a re-sealable plastic bag, pat each into a disk. Let the dough sit in the refrigerator 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Wash and the drain berries. Add the sugar, honey, lime juice and tapioca; taste test before adding any additional superfine sugar. Stir and let sit 15 minutes so that the little tapioca balls have time to soften.
  4. Place the bottom crust in a 10 inch pie plate. Add the berries with a slotted spoon, this will leave some juice, that’s ok, the pie will be juicy enough.
  5. Dot the berries with unsalted butter.
  6. Cover with the top pie crust. Crimp the edges. Brush with a milk/cream mixture. Poke air vents throughout.
  7. Cook for 50 to 60 minutes, until the crust is browned and the filling is bubbling.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Dina Moore-Tzouris
    Dina Moore-Tzouris
  • Lizthechef
  • vrunka
  • fiveandspice
  • Sagegreen

35 Reviews

Dina M. March 13, 2015
this sounds like a perfect pie!
lapadia March 13, 2015
Thanks Dina, I hope you will enjoy it when you get a chance to make it :) !
Lizthechef August 14, 2011
I go off-line for a week and come back an incredible assortment of recipes - look at this one! Who needs cookbooks?!
lapadia August 14, 2011
Thanks so much LTC, hope you had a superb vacation! OH...RE: cookbooks, I agree, we all have each other on F52...scrap the old cookbooks. OOPS...exception for the recipes with sentimental value in our life! Welcome back & congrats in the finals...
spicecat August 12, 2011
lapadia August 14, 2011
Hey!! Thanks spicecat, welcome back!
vrunka August 11, 2011
I can personally vouch for the extreme deliciousness of this pie. It tastes at least as good as it looks -- and it looks fabulous!
lapadia August 11, 2011
Thanks for the review, vrunka...and BIG thanks to you and Dereth for hosting the pie party!
fiveandspice August 10, 2011
Gorgeous! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I'm drooling thinking of those raspberries and blackberries...
lapadia August 10, 2011
Thanks so much, fiveandspice, you have made my morning :) let me know if you try it!
Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Love your berry combo pie!
lapadia August 9, 2011
Thanks, Sagegreen! Haven't seen you in a while? Welcome back...
BlueKaleRoad August 9, 2011
Berry pie is my weakness. Love the pies you create! I wish I could have joined you for the pie event. Next time! :)
lapadia August 9, 2011
Thanks, BKR! Oh, and there will be a next time for us in the PacNW!!
BlueKaleRoad August 9, 2011
Yay! Look forward to it.
betty B. August 8, 2011
Oh, my another wonderful PIE! Your pic is so good I can almsot smell it! I just passed up some blackberries at the market, now, I think I have a reason to return! Darling Husband loves your crust...
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thx, BB! Would love to hear back if you try it :)
mrslarkin August 8, 2011
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thanks, mrslarkin :) !!
drbabs August 8, 2011
oh, wow, lapadia, gorgeous pie, and that sounds like it was SO much fun!
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thanks, drbabs, and we had a blast in pie heaven!
lorigoldsby August 8, 2011
How wonderful it must be to receive an invitation to a "pie-a-palooza!". And with such esteemed company! Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor!
lapadia August 8, 2011
Yes, it was a wonderful time on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and thanks for your kind words!
aargersi August 8, 2011
You are the pie master! Your crust is all I make, well with flavor tweaks here and there but you got me over my Fear Of Pie Crust last year with your himalayan blackberry pie. Pie-A-Palooza sounds fun!
lapadia August 8, 2011
Wow, now that you mentioned it, I remember you talking about the crust last year, and your comment is a great way to start off the week, thanks, aargersi! My pie adventure was fun, I had never seen SO many pies all in one place...
boulangere August 7, 2011
LOL! love the name!
lapadia August 7, 2011
:) Thx, boulangere, I thought the name was a good fit being I took it to an event named Pie-a-palooza!
SKK August 7, 2011
This looks so good! I don't make a lot of pies and this one is very tempting!
lapadia August 7, 2011
Thanks, SKK, I hope you will try it sometime. And, if you aren't into crust making (and sometimes I am not) I find the frozen crust at Trader Joe's nice to work with and tasty too!
wssmom August 7, 2011
Me oh my I do love this pie!
lapadia August 7, 2011
Thanks, wssmom, would love feedback if you try it!
hardlikearmour August 7, 2011
I can attest to the deliciousness of this pie. The tartness of the raspberries beautifully complements the sweetness of the blackberries!
lapadia August 7, 2011
:) Thanks for the review, HLA!
TheWimpyVegetarian August 7, 2011
Another of your fabulous pies!!! Eventually I'm sure I'll be making all of them - but might have to start with this one. Looks beautiful!
lapadia August 7, 2011
Thanks, ChezSuzanne...and Enjoy!