This pie is filled with sweet, jammy blackberries and tart apples, and then topped with a forest of pastry leaves -- worthy of the season's most important meal. This is an advanced-level recipe.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2009

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes one 9-inch double-crust pie
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add apples and blackberries, and toss to coat. Pour filling into prepared piecrust, and dot with butter.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in lowest position. Meanwhile, brush rim of piecrust with egg wash. Arrange dough leaves over filling, creating a spiral from the edge into the center, overlapping leaves slightly to cover pie but leaving some openings. Lightly brush tops of leaves with egg wash as you work, to help them adhere. Once filling is covered with leaves, lightly brush top of entire pie with egg wash. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Freeze for 30 minutes.

  • Place pie on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crust is golden, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake pie, rotating sheet halfway through, until juices are bubbling in the center and crust is golden brown, 1 hour and 45 minutes to 1 hour and 55 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Pie can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 day.

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Reviews (21)

62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
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01/16/2013
This is such a perfect recipe! I made this pie 2 weeks ago and everyone loved it! The apples and blackberries mixed together were such a beautiful flavor. THANK YOU!
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11/25/2011
I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving. There is a discrepancy in the amount of sugar between the recipe as listed and the video. I used the stated 1/4 c plus 2 tbs, the video says 3/4 c. Be sure to try your berries - if they are sweet, then 1/4 c might be enough. If they are sour/tart like mine were, I would use the 3/4 c at least. But it was still very good and so beautiful!
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11/26/2010
I baked this today for Thanksgiving and it was delicious. I couldn't find most of the apples listed above, so I used a combo of granny smith, braeburn and pink lady. I also used the suggestions AliceMV listed below. I added more sugar and fresh squeezed oj to the mix.
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11/29/2009
I made this pie for Thanksgiving, and it looked beautiful! I followed the recipe but the filling was alittle dry. I rewatched the video and Martha said to add 3/4 cup sugar while the recipe says 1/4 cup. Maybe this is why it was not as juicy a filling. Also, didn't bake it the full hr 45 after reducing the temp but relied on how it looked--about 20 mins shorter than it called for. Received many compliments! Next time, I?
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11/27/2009
i added extra apples and baked it at the time stated above and it is delicious, made it for thanksgiving its turned out a little runny but still yummy
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11/26/2009
I baked mine at 400 for 30 minutes, then knocked the temp down to 350 for an hour and ten minutes, turned out perfect, can't wait to finish dinner to get my paws into it!
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11/26/2009
My apples are about an inch below the crust. What happened? Baked it for 20 at 400, 1:45 at 350. Crust looks perfect. Thanks
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11/26/2009
DON'T cook it as long as it says! It is a mistake, only cook it for an hour. I just ruined my Thanksgiving Apple Pie - I am so frustrated!!
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11/26/2009
When she made this pie on her show with Rachel Ray a couple weeks ago, Martha said that after the initial bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees, bake at 350 for an additional hour. In this recipe, it says to bake an extra hour and 45 minutes! That's a pretty big discrepancy, does anyone know which is more accurate? I don't know how long to bake for!
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11/20/2009
hey, i am not a girl.bad picture
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11/20/2009
good pie
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11/20/2009
made the pie it was great.martha you rock
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11/16/2009
click on the 'Fall leaves'Pate Brisee link above for the crust recipe
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11/15/2009
She got the ones on the show from sugarcraft.com
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11/13/2009
I would go to any arts and crafts store you should be able to find a few in the baking section. they even sell them in boxes 101 for like $9.99
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11/13/2009
Where can I buy the leaf cookie cutters? I have tried several cooking stores in the SF Bay area and all I can find are the very small ones. Pat N.
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11/13/2009
On today's show, Martha told Rachel that there was an easy recipe for curd (lemon, I assume) on her web site. All I see are classic curd recipes -- does anyone know where to find the "all in one pot" version?
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11/13/2009
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11/13/2009
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11/13/2009
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11/13/2009
Where is the pie crust recipe
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