Friday, June 26, 2009

Pie is from God.

Feast your eyes on just one of the delightful dishes I slaved over for my precious husband for Father's Day.
Pie made with fresh blueberries picked by K Belle herself.
Served only after steak, delicately rubbed with spices, and cooked in butter & olive oil in a cast-iron skillet, then, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, & salad because we're watching our weight.
Did I mention the pie was topped with Breyer's ALL-NATURAL vanilla ice cream? "All-natural" ... that's synonymous with health.

Dang, I'm good.

OK, stop your begging. Here's the recipe.

The Best Blueberry Pie I've Ever Tasted
(from Recipe Zaar)

5 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sugar

Sprinkle berries with lemon juice; set aside. Fit half of pastry in a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions. Combine 1 cup sugar and next 3 ingredients; add to berries, stirring well. Pour into pastry shell, and dot with butter. Unfold remaining pastry on a lightly floured surface; roll gently with rolling pin to remove creases in pastry. Place pastry over filling; seal and crimp edges. Cut slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape. Brush top of pastry with beaten egg, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until golden.
Cover edges with aluminum foil to prevent overbrowning, if necessary.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
(I would add another 1/2 cup of flour to make the center a little less runny.)

You're welcome.

8 Comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oooooo! You're making me hungry. Everything looks (and smells) so good!

sara said...

Yum!!! But before I can make it, I need K Belle to pick some blueberries for ME!!! :)

The Wixom Zoo said...

Mmmmm....thanks Mama Belle!

H-Mama said...

looks great... we like Breyers too! :)

Sara@i.Sass said...

At any point while creating such a gorgous dessert were you thinking about 'Stand by Me'???
Just wondering.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Blueberry anything is my favorite - pie, cobbler, muffins. It doesn't matter. This looks scrumptious - thanks, girl!

Laura said...

What an amazing looking pie and menu!

Oh my-
my moouth is watering right now.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura

tonya said...

If you have time, will you give me step-by-step instructions on how you did the steak? I found a couple of different methods, but I'd like to know what you did. Please?

(I'm a little challenged in the kitchen...don't tell anybody.)