05 July 2008

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie
recipe from Susan Branch

piecrust dough for a 2-crust 8" pie
4 cups blueberries (if frozen, no need to thaw)
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 Tbls. flour
pinch of salt
squeeze of a fresh lemon
1 Tbls. butter

Preheat oven to 425F. Make the piecrust and use half to line an 8" pie plate.
In a large bowl mix sugar, flour and salt; add blueberries and a squeeze if a fresh lemon.
Mix well. Pour mixture into pie pan and dot evenly with butter pats. Cover with top
crust, trim edges--fold them under and crimp the edges. Cut vents in top.
Bake for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 325F and bake 40 minutes or until top is brown.
This is delicious with vanilla ice cream!

If you don't already have your own favorite pie crust recipe, you've got to try this one:

Easy Pie Crust
from Martha Stewart Living Everyday Food

1.) Mix 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 tsp. each salt and sugar in a medium size bowl. Cut 2 sticks unsalted butter into pieces. With a pastry blender, cut in butter, working until mixture resembles coarse meal.

2.) Add 4 Tbls. ice water; work with hands until dough comes together. If dough is still crumbly, add more ice water 1 Tbls. at a time (up to 4 more Tbls.). Do not overwork.

3.) Divide dough in half, and flatten halves into disks. Wrap disks separately in plastic; refrigerate at least 1 hour. Then use as needed or these can also be frozen.


KayEllen said...

Hello fellow blogger...Happy 4th of July!

Just stopped by to fly my flag high and take a peek at your blog.
This looks like a yummy blueberry pie:)

Thankyou for the recipe,


Angela said...

Wow, what a beautiful pie!

Kari said...

Yummy! Glad the scavengers left you some berries. =)

Songlee said...

Hey, this was one good pie. How did you add music????

Nancy said...

Looks amazing! And so patriotic! I've never been brave enough to make a pie from scratch, but if I ever get the nerve, I'll have to try this one!

Heather & Reese said...

Looks amazing!

I love fresh blueberries, though I hardly ever buy them because they're like 5 bucks a pint. Growing up, my mom would always buy huge amounts of fresh blueberries and we'd have endless amounts of blueberry muffins since she froze lots of them. Ah, the memories! I can't imagine how awesome it must be to have them right in your own backyard!



Rachel said...

Ooo I wish i could have a piece! how lovely!!

Kelli said...

Oh my! That is a beautiful pie and I'll bet it was delicious too! Happy 4th of July!

Betsy said...

Your pie should be on the cover of a magazine! Gorgeous! I use that same crust recipe....perfect every time!