Gum's Berry And Apple Pie Fave!

Gum always made this for us when we'd come visiting. She used a ceramic blackbird poking through the center of the crust to keep it from collapsing in on itself overly much and to work as a vent. The little bastards are hard to find, but well worth the effort -- the pie wouldn't look the same without the little head peeping out. This being said, my crust generally falls in but its still tasty.


  • 2-4 apples
  • 1 bag boysenberries
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pastry crust top dough disc


Pare, slice and cook apples in near-boiling water until soft but not mashed--about 10 mins.

Drain apples and mix with boysenberries and sugar until evenly mixed. Cover with with the dough disc and bake 35 to 45 minutes: 10 minutes at 450F for 10 minutes then step down to 350F.