This bourbon blackberry pie is an exciting combination of bourbon, blackberries, and a delicate hint of lime. It's then all wrapped up in a buttery pie crust.
Bourbon and blackberries are one of my all-time favorites combinations. I can't even describe the deliciousness that happens when you combine the two. Then when you add just a hint of lime, it makes something really special.
THE BOURBON BLACKBERRY FILLING:
This filling is something special. It contains one of my favorite combinations, bourbon, and blackberries. Then a little bit of lime is added to make it really exciting and unique. It's not overly sweet, I've never been a fan of super sweet pies. If you are into the sweetness, go ahead and add an extra 1/4 cup of sugar.
I'm very proud of this pie crust pastry. Its super buttery, flavorful, and wonderfully crisp. The liquid ingredient is bourbon, which not only provides a great flavor, but the alcohol partly evaporates while baking, which makes the pastry extra crispy and flakey.
TRICKS FOR THE PERFECT PIE CRUST:
- Keep all the ingredients cold. The cold butter in pie cust it what makes all the nice layers in the pastry.
- Chill, but don't freeze the dough. The goal is to make sure that the butter is nice and firm, but that the dough is still workable.
- Chill the dough between all steps. Once you roll it and put it the bottom layer in your pie pan, chill it while you finish your filling.