Monday, August 4, 2008

Blueberry pie

My family goes crazy when its blueberrie season. They have this obsession with blueberries that I just don't understand. I hate blueberries. To me, blueberries are like these little nasty blue tomatoes (which I also hate) that are sour and filled with crap. But for some odd reason, I love blueberrie pie.
The only problem being, that I had to pick my own blueberries in order to make pie, and it happened to be during a thunderstorm. I almost got struck by lightening a couple of times, but it was worth it. This pie was crazy good.
I had trouble deciding between blueberrie pie, or like a crumble. I decided to combine them.
This was definitly one of my better ideas, because it was amazingly good! There was some extra blueberries and crumble mixture, so I made some in ramakins.

Blueberrie pie/ crumble

crust: (9")

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbs butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 4-5 tbs cold water

Cut butter into flour, salt, and sugar mixture until the particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle water a tablespoon at a time untill mixture comes together. Gather pasty into a ball, and flatten into a disk. Let chill in the fridge.

Blueberrie mixture:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinn
  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs butter
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Mix sugar, flour, and cinn (optional). Stir in blueberries. Turn into pastry lined pie plate. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dot with butter. Cover with crumb topping -->
    Cover the edges of your pie with aluminum foil to prevent burning. Remove the last 15 min. of baking. Bake until crumble is golden brown, 35-45 min.

    Crumb topping:
    Baking and Books

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 3 tbs raw sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 stick of butter at room temp.

Combine ingredients with a mixer or food processor.

14 comments:

Kitt said...

Delicious! At first I thought "She's crazy! How can she not like blueberries?" But you're right; most blueberries by themselves aren't all that great, taste-wise and texture-wise. But somehow baking them in a pie or muffin makes them delicious.

I used to hate tomatoes, too, but somewhere in my 20s I started to appreciate them. Still can't stand most of the supermarket ones, raw, but fresh from the garden? Yum!

Skippy said...

I didn't like blue berries at all either, then I was introduced to frozen blue berries, now I can't stop eating them! BTW, the pies looked oh-so good!

noble pig said...

Glad you are back in the kitchen...how could hate blueberries! Hilarious.

Nice pie combo too!

Jill B said...

Most of my kid life (and affecting my adult choices) I hated all fruit (except apples) and enjoyed fruit-flavored things (like koolaid or juice). But the tomatoes, I could live on them (and I couldn't live without them).

Your crust looks good - impressive and innovative!

Christine said...

i love the small ramakins with the blueberry crumble! and blueberries are so fresh (and cheap) right now! mmmm

Psychgrad said...

I don't like sour blueberries either...but I'd willingly eat 10 sour ones for 1 or 2 delicious blueberries. I have a blueberry post coming up too! Also contemplating making a pie.

Elle said...

That looks gorgeous! But if I ever hear that you were blueberry picking in a thunder storm again, you are in so much trouble.

;)

didally said...

I agree that blueberries tastes better in muffins, pies, cakes and not on it's own. It's just mildly sweet or sour.

Please don't risk your life plucking blueberries out in the storm.

Nick said...

Don't like blueberries? Are you insane? Your mother must be ashamed =). Strangely enough, I don't think I've ever had blueberry pie, but it certainly sounds delicious!

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I've totally been wanting blueberry pie! I never liked blueberries before either, especially blueberry muffins! But now I love them and I can't wait to go blueberry picking! I think I just never had a good one or something? I don't know? Or maybe my taste changed? Who knows, weird though.

I want to eat your pie!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i am not a big fan of berries...but this pie looks so irresistable....yummmmmmmmmmmm! tempting!

Dee said...

Really? I love blueberries, I just can't find them here *sad, sad* I do understand braving the wrath of the gods to satisfy a craving tho' ;)

Lori Lynn said...

Jessy - almost struck by lightening to make a pie???
You are a true foodie superhero. But please don't get carried away. There is a limit. haha

Lovely pie there girl!

Bellini Valli said...

I happen to love blueberries Jessy and in a pie they are my all time favourite:D