Saturday, September 02, 2006

Blackbird Pie

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing,
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the King?

Blackbird Pie

12 Granny Smith Apples
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 stick butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Peel, core, and slice apples. Place in large bowl of water with 1/2 cup lemon juice to keep from turning brown.

In separate bowl, mix sugar, salt, flour, and cinnamon. Drain apples and place in large mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients and thoroughly toss apples with hands to coat with dry mixture. Place coated apples in large baking dish. Dot with butter.

Cover apples with pie crust. This recipe can be made with a pie crust on the bottom and top. Slice several vent holes in crust. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake in a 450 degree F. oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for two hours. Allow blackbirds to fly away, then serve in bowls with vanilla ice cream.


At September 02, 2006 2:22 PM, Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

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At September 02, 2006 2:26 PM, Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

Hmm this is Motherkitty's Blackbird Pie. She made her first one for us when the kids were in grammar school and she bake one every year for about 10 years. I called it the Blackbird Pie because I had seen one in a drawing of Mother Goose stories.
The dish is by Bybee Pottery near my sis Sandy.

Here is a link to Bybee Pottery

At September 02, 2006 3:20 PM, Anonymous Heather said...

OMG! That looks so good! I shall be forced to try it.

At September 02, 2006 3:23 PM, Blogger susan said...

I can't believe this, just last evening when I was baking an apple pie, I decided to take pictures and post the recipe. Two great minds with but a single thought...

Yours looks very yummy!

At September 02, 2006 3:33 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...

OH! YUMMMMM! Thanks for the recipe - now I don't have to be envious, I can try making it myself!

At September 02, 2006 3:48 PM, Blogger Hattigrace said...


At September 02, 2006 3:50 PM, Anonymous Alissa said...

I will be there in 5 minutes. Save me a big slice!

At September 02, 2006 4:13 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Do you remember the 2nd verse?
The king was in the counting room, counting out his money
The queen was in the parlor eating jam and honey
The maid was in the garden, hanging up the clothes
Along came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!...
My grandma would sing that to me!
(and I, of course, sing it to my grandkids)
Your pie talents are amazing!!

At September 02, 2006 5:57 PM, Blogger Moogie said...

Oh my goodness! This looks scrumptious! Now, are you going to submit this to Moogalicious? It's a winner for sure!

Let me know. And now you have made me hungry! :)

At September 02, 2006 10:25 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

Motherkitty, where have you been? I mean I feel like I have been playing ping pong with myself, going back and forth trying to see if you posted or not!?&#! I'm so glad everything is okay, it must have been one heck of a celebration for your hubby's b-day! The pie looks edible to say the least it looks really y u m m y! I just don't have very good luck with making pie crust. :)

At September 02, 2006 10:45 PM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

I am a terrible pie maker, I can never get the crust right. Yours looks sooo good, I wish I could pop over and have a taste. On the rare occasions I've made pies, I have put in a couple of teaspoons of tapioca to soak up the juice. Have you ever tried that? Apple pies is my favorite. Yum!

At September 02, 2006 11:20 PM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Motherkitty...this looks just like your peach cobbler that you made out of fresh peaches, on Tomas' birthday.

Jimmy & I thought about that peach cobbler all the way home and if this Blackbird Pie tastes anything like it...Yummy!

Thanks for the recipe...Suzanne has an apple tree that is loaded with apples.

At September 03, 2006 2:31 AM, Anonymous cathy said...

I'm going to use that recipe. That looks and sounds so good.

At September 03, 2006 3:40 AM, Blogger ipanema said...

Another terrible one in baking here. It really looks delectable. :)

At September 03, 2006 7:09 AM, Blogger Alipurr said...

Must be pie week. A friend gave me a whole bag of peaches, and I didn't want them to get wasted, so this morning Little One and I are making a peach pie while everyone else is sleeping. I cut them up, put in 3/4 to 1 cup sugar, 3-4 tblsp of flour, a little lemon juice and that was it. Had a ready made crust in the fridge. We'll see how it goes. Never made a peach pie before. probably won't be any pictures this time, though

At September 03, 2006 9:48 AM, Blogger Alipurr said...

peach pie not bad, but balance of sugar and peaches not quite right....oh well, trial and error is how I cook....Little One liked it asked for another piece, Dancer Girl took one bite and spit it out. Go figure.

At September 07, 2006 7:34 AM, Blogger Kerri said...

I'm wishing for a piece of that fabulous blackbird pie this morning! Those bbirds look strangely like apples!
Apple pie is a big favorite with us. I don't much like making pies (too fiddly for me) but I think I just might make this one.
Thanks for the recipe MKitty :)

At September 10, 2006 4:57 PM, Blogger Rosa said...

Yowza! Now that's my kinda pie!! Wow!!


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