Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie

Beach party for the 4th of July...what to bring, what to bring. Oh, how about some blueberry pie? Convenient, because that's what was picked for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. It hit the spot perfectly after a lunch of burgers and hot dogs.

I figured that brand new camera + beach ≠ happy camera, so I left it behind (I don't have a case for it yet, and there was an incident with someone else dropping their camera in the sand, making me glad that I left mine at home). It wasn't until I was heading out the door as dawn was breaking that I realized I hadn't gotten any pictures of it - and wouldn't get a nice picture of the interior. I quickly pulled the foil off and snapped just a couple shots before I headed out, thus the poor quality of photos in this post.

Yep, that's a peach and some leftover sourdough at the bottom. Yum, breakfast.

The recipe came out well, though it's not one of my favorites out of Dorie's book. Everybody enjoyed it, and it was unanimously agreed upon that the crust was delicious. I plan on making more of this crust whenever I have a pie to bake now - it might have been my favorite part of the pie.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan, pp. 361-363

20 comments:

Madam Chow said...

The crust was a hit at my house, too. Did you use fresh berries? That could be why you didn't like it - the fresh blueberries around here have no taste at all.
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Rigby said...

Your pie has a beautiful golden top crust :) Lovely!

Teanna said...

Wow the color of that crust is amazing! It looks fantastic!

kim said...

sorry you didn't love the filling, but the crust looks delicious!

Jules Someone said...

Very nice pie! Nice golden color.

Elle said...

It looks perfect! I'm about to make my first double crust pie from scratch this week. Wish me luck!

PS--good call on leaving the camera home. Beach sand gets everywhere!

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful pie, and pie at the beach sounds like a wonderful idea. Why didn't I think of that?

Kayte said...

The photos are lovely...but then it would be difficult to take a bad photo of that pie! Good job.
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Susie Homemaker said...

you got to have pie at the beach?? lucky you....your pie looks delish!

Christine said...

So sorry that you didn't like the filling. The crust was a big hit in my house and your pie looks delicious!

Amy said...

Glad you enjoyed the crust! It's definitely my favorite pie crust recipe now! Your pie looks great!

Pamela said...

I loved the crust, too. I think it's definitely going to be my go-to crust for pies. Hope you had a fun weekend.

Steph said...

The crust was my favourite part too! Yours looks nice and golden.

Roni said...

Your pie looks great! Love the color. The crust is definitely a keeper.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad you got some photos--it looks delish!

Linda said...

Your crust looks perfectly golden and flakey...fantastic job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I agree this is a to die for pie crust recipe!

Erin said...

Your pie looks beautiful! I love the color of your crust!

PheMom said...

LOL! I was kind of digging the picnic plating effect! Pie to go! It looks really good, but sorry it wasn't your favorite - not mine either, but I just don't love baked fruit.

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Your pie looks fabulous. We loved the crust too. Great job!