Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Best Blue Berry Pie

We were watching America Test Kitchen and they made this Blueberry Pie. We used our pie dough. The pie was amazing. I think this was the first Blueberry Pie we have made. I would say it is worth a try. The recipe called for a dough that uses Vodka. When we try it I will post it. It does sound interesting.

Blueberry Filling:

6 cups fresh blueberries (used frozen)
1 granny smith apple or 2 small; peeled and grated on large holes of box grater
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 tsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. quick cooking tapicoa, ground ( used 2 tbsp. corn starch)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1/4" pieces

1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tsp. water


Put rack in lowest position in oven and place a rimmed baking sheet on rack and heat oven to 400 degrees.

Place 3 cups berries in medium saucepan over medium heat. Using potato masher, mash berries several times to release juices. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and mashing occasionally. Half of the berries should be broken down and mixture is thickened and reduced to 1 1/2 cups, takes about 8 minutes. Let cool.

Place the grated apple on towel and wring to dry. Transfer apple to large bowl. Add the cooked berries and the 3 cups uncooked berries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, corn starch (tapioca) and salt; combine. Pour mixture to dough lined pie plate and place cut up butter on top.

Add the top crust with venting cut into it and brush top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar.

Place pie in oven and bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees and continue to bake
until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool pie for at least 4 hours.


Rosemary said...

Hi Hendria
Yum, yum looks so good.
Any left?
I like too watch America Test kitchen, lots of great hints .
Will be interested to see how your pastry with vodka turns out tho it will be hard to beat your pastry recipe.

Hendria said...
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Hendria said...

Hi Rosemary:

America Test Kitchen is a good show. Have you watched the Cooks Country?
The Pie crust with the vodka is an interesting idea. I will post the recipe when we try it.
And yes we still have some. :)

Thanks for the comment

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

It definitely looks great! I've had that episode saved on my DVR forever!

Dan said...

It is a very good pie and nice that the filling comes out nice an thick. I can't wait to try it with fresh berries this summer, maybe even wild blueberries.

Abby said...

I've never had blueberry pie, either, but they always look so pretty - just like yours!

I love ATK, and I've heard their vodka pie dough is to-die-for, but I've never tried it because I don't keep the hard stuff around the house! Ha.

Hendria said...

How to eat a Cupcake.....I also have their episodes tape. One of my obsessions tapping shows. :) Thanks for the comment.

Hendria said...

Dan... the pie was great. We will have to try the vodka in the pastry. Soon.

Hendria said...

Abby. You have to try blueberry pie. If you can get wild blueberries they are the best. The flavor just can not be beat. Well we did not try the vodka because we did not have the vodka.... :)
Thanks for the comment.

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