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  1. Here are the top five reasons I rave about this pie:
  2. Watch how to make this blackberry icebox pie.
  3. Blackberry Icebox Pie Recipe

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The beginning of September is the unofficial start to fall. Stores start rolling out all their fall promotions and decor, but technically (don’t you just love technicalities), it’s still summer. At this time of year, there are so many summer fruits at their ripe stage and I can’t pass up the chance to enjoy them to their fullest and I don’t think you should either! So I usually try to sneak by and extend summer just a little bit into September. That’s right where this blackberry icebox pie steps in… and believe me, to your tastebuds, it’s more than just a polite step in. It’s like your ‘buds are jumping in feet-first because it’s just that easy and delicious!

An icebox pie is a simple dessert. It has a quick graham cracker crust with a filling that requires no baking! What could be better?!

Here are the top five reasons I rave about this pie:

  • It has oodles of late summer flavor that make it the perfect end-of-summer pie.
  • It hardly requires any work to put together.
  • It’s a cold treat, which is great when it’s still (yes, STILL!) 90 degrees outside.
  • Whipped cream. I think those two words sum it all up right there…
  • It’s incredibly beautiful, which will totally make anyone who gets a slice think it’s much more work than it is. You and me, it’s our secret.
Top down view of blackberry icebox pie sitting on a blue and white striped napkin and wood serving platter with fresh whipped cream and whole blackberries on top

I love to serve this pie by piping freshly whipped cream over the top and of course garnishing with a few blackberries. Seriously, this pie stuns everyone who eats it! It’s delicious and the perfect pie to transition into autumn!

Complete side note: you could totally make this for Fourth of July and it would be perfect. Ooo, substituting strawberries for the blackberries would make this more of a red, white and blue pie. Try it out and of course let me know how it goes.

Blackberries sitting on whipped cream in a blackberry icebox pie on wooden surface.

Watch how to make this blackberry icebox pie.

Two things to do once you make this recipe:

  • Leave me a comment and let me know if you liked the pie.
  • Leave a rating while commenting so I know how many stars you would rate this pie.
Slice of blackberry icebox pie sitting on white plate with graham cracker crust, blackberry filling and whipped cream layers showing with rest of blackberry pie in background on a wood serving platter

Blackberry Icebox Pie

5 from 5 votes
This blackberry icebox pie is made from such simple ingredients: a graham cracker crust, blackberry filling, whipped cream and of course some additional blackberries on top. Stick it all in the refrigerator to chill and you have yourself a delicious pie to enjoy!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 9 whole graham crackers
  • 3 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

For the filling

  • 12 oz blackberries
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 ½ tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbsp blackberry liqueur (or fresh lemon juice)
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

To prepare the filling

  • Pour liqueur into small bowl and sprinkle with gelatin. Set aside to let gelatin bloom.
  • In a small kettle, mash the blackberries with the cornstarch, sugar and lemon juice over medium-high heat and bring to a low boil. Boil until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is bubbling throughout (activating the cornstarch).
  • Remove from heat and add bloomed gelatin. Stir until the gelatin dissolves into the mixture.
  • Let the mixture cool to at least room temperature before assembling the pie.

To prepare the crust

  • While blackberry mixture cools, prepare and bake crust. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Crush the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor. Add sugar and salt. Pulse to combine and then process until a fine crumb is achieved.
  • With the processor running, add the butter through the feed tube. Continue processing until completely combined, 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour crumbs into a 9-inch pie dish and spread the crumbs out evenly, slightly pressing the crumbs up the sides. Using a flat bottomed measuring cup, firmly press the crumbs evenly on the bottom and up the sides, creating a lip around the rim.
  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden, 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To assemble the pie

  • Whip the heavy cream with vanilla until it reaches stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat cream cheese to ensure it is soft and smooth. Add roughly ⅔ (I guess on the amount) of the cooled blackberry jam mixture and beat until completely incorporated.
  • Fold in ⅓ of whipped cream to lighten the cream cheese mixture then fold in the rest until no streaks remain.
  • Pour remaining blackberry jam into cooled pie crust and spread evenly over the bottom.
  • Dollop cream cheese mixture evenly over the top and smooth with a spatula.
  • Chill pie for at least four hours before cutting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 36.5gProtein: 3.3gFat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 11.4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 54.3mgSodium: 246.4mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 26.9g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking
Blackberry icebox pie sitting on wood serving board with slice taken out showing the graham cracker crust layer, blackberry filling layer and whipped cream layer with who blackberries on top
Top down view of edge of blackberry icebox pie sitting on a blue and white striped napkin with fresh whipped cream and whole blackberries on top

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5 Comments

  1. Had a wonderful day in the kitchen. First I made the Fridge pickles, moved onto the No Bake Cookies and the Sponge Candy. My Cornish friend says they call this candy Hokey Pokey in Britain . I of course had to show her how we do the hokey pokey (the dance). So very glad I have discovered this Channel.

  2. Well, that looks like just about the most delicious dessert I’ve ever seen. I’m trying to keep off sugar right now and this is making it extremely hard to stick to my clean diet…*saves recipe for cheat day*.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I made the pie and it was absolutely delish! Don’t get mad, I cheated by buying the large graham cracker pie crust but I followed everything else to the t. Everyone loved it. I will make the blackberry refrigerator pie again!! It would be very festive at Christmas!! Thank you Kaleb

  4. This is my second time making this pie. It is so refreshing tasting! We are using it to celebrate Pi day 2021. My heavy whipping cream comes in a pint, so with the leftover 1 cup of cream, I added 1 tsp vanilla and 1 Tbsp sugar and whipped it up into whipped cream . I then spread it over the top of the pie to try and match your picture. It looks and tastes great!

  5. We went marionberry picking this week and we were looking for ways to use them. Fourth of July was the perfect excuse to make this pie and show case some of our berries. It was delicious and well balanced. Thanks for the recipe!