Blackberries picked from the neighbors blackberry bush (with their permission, of course) makes for a very good blackberry pie. I'm not a pie maker; more like a cake and cookie maker. Usually I make a black berry cobbler using a Jiffy yellow cake mix, but this time my daughter, Julia, wanted it to have a pie crust.
This was an easy one, especially when you use a Pillsbury Pie Crust (and you have really sweet neighbors that grow the blackberry bush and let you pick all the berries you want).
You'll need 4 cups of blackberries, 1/2cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract. Mix everything together in a large bowl.
The pie crust package contains two round pie crusts, so you'll need a round deep dish pan. Unroll one of the pie crusts and place in the bottom on the pan. Pour the blackberry mixture on top of the pie crust. You could cut the other pie crust into strips and braid it to put on top of the pie, but I just laid it on top of the blackberry mixture and took a fork and poked holes in the top of it. Then I sprinkled sugar on top of the pie crust (this was my husband's idea.)
Bake in a 400 degree oven until golden brown. If the edges get done before the center does, just take some alluminum foil and wrap it around the edges to keep them from burning.
It looks really pretty with a scoop of ice cream on top, but everyone ate their piece of pie before I could get a picture.