Jules’ Diner – Rustic Fresh Fruit Pie

I love it when spring & summer roll around and fresh fruit is available.  I love homemade pies, and this is a quick-n-dirty version that delivers on flavor without all the time and attention needed for a blue ribbon pie.


1 stick plus 1 tablespoon cold butter
1 1/4 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 to 5 tablespoons ice water

1 pound ripe blackberries (or fresh fruit of your choice-plums are excellent)
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.


Slice butter & in a bowl with a pastry blender mix flour, sugar, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 2 tablespoons ice water and mix until incorporated. Add enough remaining ice watergradually to form a dough. Form dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Chill dough 1 hour.In a bowl toss fruit of your choice with sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.

Roll out dough into a round shape about 10″ wide. Transfer dough to a pie plate.  Do not trim excess. Spoon filling into crust and fold edge of dough toward center, leaving center open. Bake 35-45 minutes.


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