Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie is on of my favorite pies to eat in the summer, and sometimes the only reason why on a 90 degree day my oven gets turned on. As some of you may already know I really love to make pies, and would try any pie recipe you put in front of me and see if I like it or not. If it is one I like I guarantee I will make it again and again.

The nice thing about making pies is in most cases there is not too much work that has to be done and you can have one of the most tasty and beautiful baked goods. Fruit pies are usually very easy and very good, since when you add sugar to the fruit the flavors ooze out of the fruit and make the fruit oh so much better then in their raw state. This holds true with this pie ... My Blueberry Pie, which really should be called Mixed Berry Pie but since there are more blueberries in it than any other berry I fool everyone with the name.

This is how it is made ...

2 Crusts for 9" pie
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh cut strawberries
1 cup fresh blackberries or raspberries
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl mix together the sugar, flour, salt and spices. I a large bowl mix the berries and then sprinkle the dry ingredient over the berries.

Line a pie pan with one of the crusts. Pour in the Blueberry mix. Dot the top with butter. Cover the pie with the second crust. (if you do not lattice the top don't forget to cut in vent holes). I also like to egg wash my crust tops and sprinkle with sugar ... makes the top golden brown and gives it a bit of crunch.

Bake in oven for 50 minutes till crust is golden brown.


1 comment:

  1. Great recipe. A mixed berry pie is a great way to celebrate summer. I just made two peach pies yesterday. Any excuse to use berries and peaches, I'm all for it.