Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blueberry Pie

I love blueberry and I think blueberry pie is my favorite. This recipe sure is GOOD!! I found it at Amber's Delectable Delights. Blueberry pie is an all time summer favorite

2 rolled out rounds of basic pie dough (recipe follows)
4 cups blueberries
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1 egg whisked with 1 tsp water for the egg wash (optional)

Fold 1 dough round in half and carefully transfer to a 9" pie dish. Unfold and without stretching it- pat into the pan. Using kitchen scissors- trim the edge of the dough leaving 3/4 inch of overhang. Set the pan in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

Place the blueberries in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and toss to coat. In a small bowl- stir sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, salt and cinnamon. Spinkle the sugar mixture over the berries and toss. Immediately tranfer to the dough lined pan. Dot with the butter.

Fold the reserved dough round in half and position it over half the pie. Unfold the trim neatly leaving 1 inch overhang. Crimp the edges to seal. Using a small knife- cut an asterick 4 to 5 inches across the center to allow steam to escape.

Refrigerate the pie until the dough is firm- 20 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 375.

Bake the pie until the crust is golden and the filling is thick and bubbling. About 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool 1-2 hours. Enjoy!

Pie Dough:

2 -1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted cold butter cut into pieces
1/4 cup ice water

In a food processor- combine flour and salt. Add the butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. - With the machine still running- add the ice water. Do not process more than 30 seconds. Turn out the dough onto a clean work surface. Divide in half and place each hlaf on a piece of plastic wrap. Shape into flattened disks. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

Looks great and I've heard nothing but raves about this recipe! :)