Blackberry Peach Dreamy Creamy Pie

Kathleen Hagood

By
@Nature_Mommie

My blackberry vines aren't producing much right now, so I have picked and saved blackberries each day. Finally, I had nearly two cups, but there are no real recipes out there for pies with two cups of blackberries. Then, I remembered that we went to Fredericksburg, Texas yesterday and bought some of the famous peaches from there, so I decided to make a blackberry peach pie. Online, I saw cobblers and a pie, but the pie still took too many blackberries, so I added the cream cheese I just bought and BAM. This pie is AMAZING, a great example of what we can do with what we already have on hand.


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Serves:

1 9-inch pie

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2
pillsbury ready-made (un-roll and fill) pie crusts (two come in pkg.)

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

1 box
8 oz. neufchatel (cream) cheese
1/4 c
sugar
1 large
egg, room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

BERRY FILLING

1 1/2 c
fresh blackberries
1 1/2 c
fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 Tbsp
corn starch
3/8 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 pinch
ground cinnamon

ON THE TOP CRUST

2 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375.

In a 9-inch pie plate, place one of the unrolled pie crusts. (They need to soften a bit at room temperature to make it easy to work with them. Instructions are on package.) I didn't have these crusts available from my small town grocer, so I purchased two ready-made deep dish pie crusts and used one of these as the bottom and one as the top crust.
2
Mix together the softened neufchatel cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until creamy. Pour into the unbaked pie crust.
3
In a medium sized bowl, place 1 1/2 cup of blackberries and 1 1/2 cup of peeled and sliced peaches.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and corn starch, and then pour this into the bowl of fruit and mix gently. Add the vanilla and pinch of cinnamon and mix gently.
4
Spoon this mixture over the top of the cream cheese filling in the pie plate.
5
Place top crust on. Press edges together to seal the top crust and bottom together. Cut off excess.

(My mother would place remaining strips in a pan and salt lightly before baking them to make crackers.)
6
Spread out the melted butter on top of the pie crust and dust with the cinnamon and nutmeg mixed together.
7
Bake for 35 minutes. Crust will be golden brown.

If you want a truly decadent dessert, serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, but the neufchatel cream cheese makes it decadent-tasting already while keeping the fat content at a minimum.

My inspiration was this recipe at the following address: allrecipes.com/...ackberry-peach-pie

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American