July 19, 2008

*cough* blueberry pie *cough*

the first year we lived in the house i made a beautiful fresh bing cherry pie. it was so tasty, and i wanted to share it with our neighbours. s was so excited to have a home baked pie (his wife doesn't bake pies...yet) he dove right in.
and then spit it out.
aparently he didn't like cherries. blueberry pie is his favourite i soon found out, and yesterday i finally got around to making one with some of the wild berries we picked last fall. all throughout dinner he kept coughing "blueberry pie *cough*!"
this time the pie ended up in his tummy and not back on the plate.

alaskan wild berry pie
adapted from retro pies by linda everett

2 cups blueberries, huckleberries or similar fruit; washed and sorted

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/8 tsp nutmeg

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 cup blueberries (or whatever you're using), washed and sorted

pastry for double, 9-inch pie crust

1 tbsp all purpose flour

preheat oven to 425 degrees.

in a medium bowl, combine the 2 cups berries with sugar, lemon juice, and nutmeg. toss gently avoid smashing berries. stir in flour. turn into a saucepan and cook on low just until mixtures bubbles. remove from heat. cool. sprinkle the single tablespoon of flour over the bottom of the crust and cover with the cup of raw berries. pour cooked filling over raw berries and top with crust; cutting a few steam vents. place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10minutes. reduce heat to 350 and continue cooking until crusty is lightly browned and filling is bubbly. serves 6-8

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