Blackberry & Nectarine Heaven

It has been awhile.  Hasn’t it?  When was the last time you saw a recipe from me?  Much too long ago, I know!  So I am making it up to you now.  And I am doing so with pie.

Not just any pie.  This is a blackberry and nectarine pie.  Ahhhh…. Now you are with me.  Good.  Just in time for the recipe!

Wait— time out— I am not going to give you the step-by-step of making the crust.  This is for two reasons:

  1. I did not create the recipe.  I used the combination of butter & shortening recipe from Simply Recipes, and it is delicious.
  2. I just lied to you.  I didn’t use anything.  Lukus used the recipe.  He made the pie crust.  Yes, he is on crutches.  But he volunteered!  Don’t judge me.

So I am going to give the recipe as though you have two prepared pie crusts.  I recommend you make them yourself (or have your injured husband do it), but I will forgive you if you go the store-bought route.

Back to the recipe….


  • 2 Prepared 9 inch Crusts
  • 1 Egg White (beaten)
  • 3-4 Nectarines (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups Blackberries
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup & 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar (divided)
  • 1/3 cup packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Butter (cut into pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream



  • Preheat oven to 425*F/218*
  • Line a glass baking dish with the first crust.  Brush the egg white over the crust.

  •  In a medium size bowl, combine the nectarines, blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla extract, sugar, brown sugar and flour into a bowl.  Mix gently.
  •  Add the ingredients from the bowl to the pie shell.  Top with butter pieces.

 At this point you have a couple of options:  you can add the entire top crust as double crust (see the pie crust recipe for instructions) or you can try your hand at the lattice pattern Lukus tried.  It is your call.  The world is your oyster (or in this case it is your pie!).

  • Once you picked the crust, brush the cream along the top of the pie and sprinkled with sugar.
  • Then the pie goes in the oven.  After 15 minutes drop the temp to 375*/190* and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
  • Pull the pie out of the oven, let cool.  And Enjoy!


  1. Heaven indeed! That’s a beautiful pie and sounds downright glorious. Nice work hubby!

  2. omg your lattice work is perfection! save me a slice please! :-)

  3. Oh yum! I say this is good physical therapy for Lukus. He should make another and send it to Houston. To me.

    And oh. Since my favorite thing in the entire universe is pie, I’m gonna have to make this real soon. What a lovely combo.

  4. Ok, that looks soooo good! Add a scoop of vanilla icecream to the warm pie and it’d be perfect!

  5. Oh my goodness! Is everyone doing a food related post today?! I’m on a diet…and now I want pie REALLY bad! LOL That looks so freaking good. Grrrr

  6. Wow, this pie looks beautiful & delicious… I think homemade things are best, cheers to you & Lukus for wanting a homemade crust.

  7. There are blackberries & nectarines everywhere, right now, so this is perfect timing. I am the one who is injured though. Does that mean I should make the crust? Can’t wait to try this!

  8. Yum… That looks delicious!!! (Mouth is watering…)Hey, for a guy on crutches, Lukus did a fantastic job on the lattice crust!

  9. I love the lattice work – lots of patience :) blackberries and nectarines – I must be honest, I would never have put them together but I will try almost anything – once! Thanks.

  10. Happymother says:

    Sounds delicious!!!
    I will try it!

  11. The pie is amazing! It actually tastes better then it looks. Good job Lex.

  12. These are two of my favourite fruits but I’ve never thought about putting them together, what a great idea. Looks totally delish!

  13. Oh man! I think you have totally outdone me with your sweet cooking. Yes, its true. Your pis looks waaay better than my store-bought box-mix pudding. Ugh!

  14. Oh my! This looks so delicious!!! It really looks like the perfect pie!!!!

  15. Haha, you are freakin’ hilarious. I loved your interjections. “The world is your oyster, or in this case, your pie!” And using a hubby on crutches? Priceless.

  16. Oh my!! I want a piece of pie!!

  17. My goodness… this pay back for me teasing you with my recipes? Who’s teasing who, now? It looks picture perfect…..

  18. It does look perfect – I’ll bet it did taste great. (Sure you can’t ship me a couple???)

  19. Lord this pie looks delicious. I have a little weakness for pies. I should try this recipe and lucky you, you have a man in the kitchen. That’s cool

  20. 1. I never knew this combo of pie existed
    2. It looks amazing
    3. I would be afraid to jack it up!

    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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