Last year I wanted to make something special for my daughter’s birthday. She loves American style Blueberry pie so I did a bunch of googling and found a recipe to try. Neither of us was disappointed. The pastry was amazing as was the blueberry filling. However next time I make this pie, I’ll make sure I don’t overcook the pastry!
Here are a few pics I took of my pie.
As you can see, the pie was left in the oven a tad too long.
Pie dough for top and bottom 9-inch pie, chilled
2/3 cup to 3/4 cup (130 to 150 grams) granulated sugar, adjusted according to sweetness of berries
1/4 cup (30 grams) cornstarch
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 pounds (900 grams) fresh blueberries (about 6 cups), see tips for using frozen
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small squares
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon coarse sugar, for garnish
I used fresh blueberries and added a half a teaspoon of vanilla essence to the filling mixture. I used mixed spice (in lieu of allspice) and added a touch more cinnamon than the recipe stated and also some nutmeg (because we both love those spices!). I used cornflour (ie cornstarch in the US) and raw sugar in lieu of granulated sugar.
For the pastry dough I followed the site’s Easy All Butter Flaky Pie Crust recipe and the method to the letter. Not having a food processor I kneaded the dough by hand.
If you’re after a scrumptious dessert, I thoroughly recommend the Easy Homemade Blueberry Pie recipe from Inspired Taste. Here is the website for the full recipe with some easy to follow YouTube videos - https://www.inspiredtaste.net/23159/homemade-blueberry-pie-recipe/
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S. E. takes a keen interest in the environment, anything to do with space, and loves walking her two dogs and spending time with her family and friends. She co-runs the Hunter Romance Writers group and is the organiser behind the multi-author writing ventures: the best-selling Bindarra Creek Romance series, the Deadly Forces series, and the Mindalby Outback Romance series.
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