Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blackberry Nectarine Pie {A Tuesdays with Dorie Post}

Craving- [krey-ving] verb 1. to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly: to crave sweets; to crave affection.
                                        2. to require; need: a problem craving prompt attention.

I have been craving pie this summer like it's going out of style.  Quite the opposite, actually- it's all the rage right now.  Little pies, pies in jars, hand pies, and full sized, double crusted loaded with fruit delectable pies.  I think I may have to try them all.  I've made several in the past few weeks, and they've all been great.  But it just doesn't seem to quench my need- I keep wanting more.
 It seems crazy.  Who craves pie?  It's not like I can just whip one up in a few minutes.  Making pie is an all day affair- taking patience and refrigerator space and a really hot oven.  Who wants to do that in the middle of summer?  Me.  Little old, pie-needing me, that's who.

There will be small pies filled with jam later this summer.  Keep an eye out for them.  They'll be something special that you can make into the fall and beyond.   But for now I'm filling my pies with the best the season has to offer.  The more the merrier, in my opinion.  So today I offer you two of my summer favorites, nectarines and blackberries, swimming in their own juices and tucked in between two layers of buttery, flaky crust. 

Who's craving pie now?......

This is a Tuesdays with Dorie post, so you know the drill.  If you want to make this pie (with a great big scoop of vanilla ice cream and sliced fresh fruit, please), then hop on over to visit the hosts for this week, Hilary and Liz.  You can get the recipe there.  And be sure to check out all the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers- they're a great bunch who do beautiful work.  One note about my pie, I had some gorgeous blackberries, so they took the place of the blueberries in the original recipe.  Nobody complained.


  1. Love your pics and upper crust! Your pie came out wonderful!

    1. Thanks Paula. I found tiny little cutters for cake decorating and thought they would work well for vents in the top. I love how it came out too!

  2. Impressive! Nice touch with the sliced nectarine on the whipped cream. All around gorgeous!

  3. Oh my! The cutouts in your top crust are beautiful!

  4. Me! I'm craving pie! :)
    The cutouts are cute.

  5. Your cake is sooo cute...and wonderful.
    The first picture is gorgeous!