Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TWD: Double Crusted Blueberry Pie



This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Amy of South in Your Mouth. You can find the full recipe on Amy's blog here.

One word for this Double Crusted Blueberry Pie.....YUM! It is absolutely delicious. I was a little worried because other than the occasional blueberry muffin, I'm not much of a blueberry fan, so making and eating a pie made entirely of blueberries had me a little scared. But the filling for this pie had just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. The crust came together easily, despite the fact that I apparently do not own a rolling pin, pastry cutter or food processor large enough to accomodate this much dough. I improvised and used a large whisk to cut the butter and shortening into the flour, and a drinking glass to roll out the dough. Even these kitchen conundrums couldn't keep me from making this pie.

The crust was very flaky on top and soft throughout. I will definite use this crust recipe for other pies, however, I did think it was just a tad salty, so I will cut the amount of salt a little next time. I'm already thinking of other fruits I could use to make another pie, but blueberry was a nice treat.

15 comments:

allison said...

I agree that this is a yummy recipe! Your crust looks great.

Engineer Baker said...

I'm glad you liked this so much - greta job!

Jules Someone said...

I was with you on the whole eh blueberry thing. I'm a convert now!

Linda said...

I liked how you improvised with tools you had in the kitchen to make the pie...great job!

PheMom said...

Your crust looks really nice - good work!

Beth G. said...

Yum! Your pie looks GOOOOOD! :)

ostwestwind said...

I agree, it's a great recipe. I tried it again with blackcurrants. Your pie looks inviting.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

It just goes to show you that you don't need all the gear to make a beautiful pie (but don't tell my boyfriend I said that)!

Nickki said...

Your pie looks so good! I loved this recipe too. :)

Kait said...

Wow -- you're very determined. Kudos to you for that. I had to use manual tools as well, but I halved the recipe so it wasn't quite so difficult. Well, the end result looks fabulous.

Andrea said...

Your pie looks wonderful! Very impressive that your made it without the rolling pin and processor or pastry blender, great job :)

Jess said...

Great use of improvisation! Your pie looks fantastic.

Nit said...

O-M-G!!! This looks sooo darn yummy!

I think I gained 30 pounds just lookin' at it.

You really need to make a trip to NC :)

Jaime said...

beautiful pie! love the first pic. funny how you thought it was too salty, given the name of your blog ;)

Barbara said...

Lovely pie! I'm impressed with how you managed to make it with your improvised tools. Good for you!