Happy Pi Day!
What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with some homemade Blackberry Cream Pi(e)! It is so simple and delicious- the lavender  blends so well with the blackberries! You can even try adding a drop or two of Lemon Vitality or whatever suits your fancy!

Ingredients
Doubled pie dough recipe of your choosing
1 egg, beaten for wash

Berry Filling
1 pound blackberries
⅓ cup honey or agave
4 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cream Filling
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
1 large egg yolk
2–3 drops Lavender Vitality Oil

Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add blackberries, ⅓ cup honey, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring often to avoid scorching. 
  2. In a jar or cup, mix together ¼ cup cold water and the cornstarch. As the berry mixture begins to simmer, slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture in.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking the mixture, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. The berries should begin to break down, the mixed-in cornstarch turn clear, and the mixture as a whole begin to gel.
  4. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and egg yolk in a medium bowl. If using raw sugar, you may need to allow 5–10 minutes for sugar to dissolve, and then stir again.
  5. Add two drops of Lavender Vitality to the cream cheese mixture and stir. Add more to taste.
  6. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  7. Roll out pie dough and cut with biscuit or cookie cutters in desired shapes.
  8. Cut slits in half of the dough slices for a vent. These will be the lids of the hand pies.
  9. Spoon equal parts cream cheese and blackberry mixture onto the center of half of the cutout dough. Top with lids and crimp edges with a fork.
  10. Brush beaten egg lightly over the tops of the pies. If desired, sprinkle lightly with raw sugar for a rustic look.
  11. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until crust starts to golden.
Or omit the cream filling for a dairy-free version. Just double the berry filling and add the Lavender Vitality to the mixture once removed from heat. 

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