Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Double Crusted Blueberry Pie


This week’s selection came from Amy of South in Your Mouth and it was perfect for our 4th of July cookout. This was the first time I had made my own ‘true’ pie crust. I have a small food processor but even when I halved the dough recipe it was still too much to fit into processor so I ended up using my hands (again). I really, really need to buy a pastry blender. The dough turned out fine, just like the book says. I made my dough on Thursday afternoon and refrigerated it until I was ready to make the pie on Friday morning. It was really difficult for me to roll out the dough because it was very hard and cold. But my strong-armed husband helped me roll it out and it was just right.



I used fresh blueberries (on sale this past week, score!) and put about 1 ¼ cup of sugar in the berries, with a little extra lemon zest than the recipe called for. The smell of the baking pie was delicious, the whole house smelled like pie. Everyone at the cookout really liked it too, I had vanilla ice cream on hand for people who wanted their pie “a la mode”. It wasn’t too sweet either; it had just the right amount of sweetness in the crust and the filling. The only ‘complaint’ I had was that the filling produced a lot of soupy-ness, it didn’t affect the crust (probably because of the breadcrumbs which were totally undetectable) but there was a lot of it after I cut the first slice. Other than that it was a really good pie and a really good experience. I’ll definitely use the crust recipe again with a different fruit, I imagine cherry or apple would be fantastic too.
P.S. Blogger is not my friend this morning because my font size and formatting is all wonky, sorry!

15 comments:

Anne said...

Your pie looks adorable with the little heart on top! Mine was a little juicy, too, so I think I'll go with apple next time myself but I had fun trying something new.

Good for your husband helping out!

Madam Chow said...

That's a cute little heart cut out in the middle. I agree, this crust was fabulous, and I will be using it again (even though I tweaked it a bit.)

Engineer Baker said...

Lucky you that you have someone who's willing to help roll the dough out - my boyfriend refuses :) It looks delicious!

Andrea said...

Adorable pie! I did a heart on mine too :) So sweet that your husband helped roll the dough!

Amy said...

Your pie looks so cute! Great pics. I'm glad you liked the pie!

Christine said...

Kudos to hubby for helping you out! Your pie looks delicious, this crust is definitely a keeper!

Jules Someone said...

Your pie is beautiful. Don't know why it was so soupy. Sorry!

Mara said...

flaketastic crust..and love the heart shaped cutout and the FRESH blueberry shot. fabulous!

Jaime said...

i love your little heart cut out :) i found that my pie was runny but only immediately after it was taken out - after it had cooled completely, it congealed nicely

Pamela said...

Beautiful pictures. Cute heart cut out. Glad you liked the pie! Great job.

PheMom said...

Looks great - nice job!

karen said...

great job, it looks beautiful. your husband looks so focused while rolling out the crust. :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

You did good! You should be proud of your lovely creation!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

How sweet that he helped! I love the heart cut out. It looks great!

Barbara said...

Lovely pie! Congrats on having a helping husband, too.