Blackberry Glory Pie

I found this recipe in a magazine in 1999 and it gave me another kind of pie to make with the wild blackberries that we had all over our back yard.  My favorite farm market, Blooms & Berries in Loveland, Ohio, had some beautiful big blackberries for sale this week.  They aren’t as tart as our wild ones were, so I reduced the sugar to compensate.  It makes a great pie for the Fourth of July or any other summer holiday – truly glorious.


  • Pastry for 9″ single crust pie (click here for my favorite pie crust recipe)
  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar (depending on how tart the berries are)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tblsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tblsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tblsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

Cover the pie shell loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 5 minutes @ 450 degrees F.

Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes.  Place on rack to cool.

Set oven to 375 degrees F

Rinse and drain blackberries.

In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar, sour cream, flour and salt.  Set aside.

In another small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, 2 Tblsp. of sugar and melted butter.  Set aside.

Place the rinsed and drained blackberries in the baked pie shell.

Cover berries with the sour cream mixture.

Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture on top.

Bake @ 375 degrees F for approximately 45 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack.

Makes one 9″ pie – 6-8 servings 

This pie is all about the berries – the filling is about 2″ high.  The flavor of the blackberries seems to intensify the next day.  The pie can be warmed in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Blackberry Glory Pie”

  1. That looks lucious!
    I have to try that after I go berry picking this week.
    Check out my blueberry pie recipe it is also super easy.

    1. Thank you for your comment and for introducing me to your blog. I did check out the blueberry pie and copied down the recipe. The addition of grape juice is new to me. I love finding new ways of cooking food.


    1. Thank you for your nice comment and for introducing me to your blog – it’s absolutely gorgeous. I’ll be coming back to visit and see how you’re doing. Lillian

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