Blackberry Pie served in a teacup
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 06 min
1 package frozen pie crust dough, thawed
sugar for crust
1 cup blackberries, fresh, or frozen and thawed
1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
3 teaspoons cornstarch
3 teaspoons Blackberry Brandy
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of freshly grated nutmeg
Vanilla ice cream
Mint sprigs for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Smooth out dough with a rolling pin; invert teacup over dough. With a sharp knife cut two rounds slightly smaller than the cup rim; prick dough with a fork, sprinkle with sugar; place on lightly sprayed baking sheet. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly brown.
In a small saucepan bring blackberries and 1 tablespoon sugar to boil. Mix cornstarch with brandy; add to blackberry mixture stirring until thickened. Remove from heat; add cinnamon and nutmeg.
Spoon blackberries into teacup, put a baked pastry crust on top the berries. Form ice cream balls with a melon baller, place on top the crust. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
|Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay|