For our first pie we chose to go with a blueberry recipe (my favorite pie) since blueberries where on sale and we forgot to look up a recipe before we went to the store. So the recipe we chose from the 3-4 blueberry options was: Glazed Blueberry Pie.
Note: I make a very good blueberry pie from a recipe I found a few years ago. I always make my own crust from a super easy recipe and it always turns out perfect. So this pie had a lot to live up to.
First up I tried their crust recipe. This was a single crust pie so I only needed to make and roll out one. Their recipe called for shortening or lard…I ALWAYS use butter, but Adam said “try it there way”. Well I did and I’ll never do it again. I couldn't roll that thing out for the life of me and in the end this is what I ended up with…
I had to really paste the thing together to fill the pan. In the end it came out ok, not pretty, but it would do.
This recipe had a lot of cooling between steps, so it’s definitely not a quick go to whip up a pie recipe. I had to wait for the crust to cool and the cream cheese to soften before spreading it on the bottom only to let it re-cool. Finally I added the blueberries.
Not cooked or anything, just raw… (If I were to do this again I would have either used less berries here or tossed them in the with glaze for a moment.) The last step is the glaze. It’s pretty straight forward. Only “tough” part was straining the berries, if you can call it tough.
When it thickens you pour it over the berries in the pie. And then let it chill some more.
Finally around 8 o’clock we finally had a piece of pie. (a good 4 hours after I started)
It was good, not great. And it was not better then my blueberry pie by a long shot. I think the raw berries were a little odd. But I did like the idea of the cream cheese on the crust. Towards the end of the week the crust was a bit soggy, but it was still good.
Up next is Cream pies. I’m going to let Adam pick it out. I’m really hoping he picks peanut butter…but I have a feeling it will be coconut. Hopefully he’s not to tired Sunday night after his tournament to whip one up!