May 28, 2012

Dorothy’s Fresh Blueberry Pie {SRC}

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Happy Memorial Day!!!
I am so excited that it's SRC reveal day but even more so because today's reveal falls on one of our country's dearest holidays and I have a fabulous holiday recipe for you to share and celebrate.  
Meet Dorothy from Shockingly DeliciousOut of all of Dorothy's fabulous delicious recipes and having to only choose one, I simple HAD to go with her boasted about fresh blueberry pie. Her pie was was called a Genius Blueberry Pie by Southern California chef and charming radio foodie personality Evan Kleiman... so how can you possibly turn down testing out a recipe like that. I was hooked and couldn't get it off my mind.

Every recipe I drooled over I just kept coming back to, "ohh this looks soooo delicious, but... is it as good as the blueberry pie"?
With so much pondering going on and Memorial Day on it's way, my decision was made and that pie would be in my fridge by sundown. Well, luckily I made the pie ahead of time because like all things in life, the more you wander off the beaten track the more lost you can get. I thought to myself that I could easily whip this recipe into a healthier version of itself and still be the same... however, there was never a need to tweak Dorothy's recipe at all. Yes there is sugar in this pie, but it's a dessert for heaven sakes, and let me just add that the 5 cups of fresh blueberries is far healthier than your average slice of cake or tub of ice cream.
This pie took such little effort it's hard to even realize how quickly it was made and done. My kitchen wasn't covered in flour, I didn't use every appliance in the house and it came out beautifully. 

We are going to a Memorial Day picnic today and this was just the quick recipe to throw together last night ready to go this morning and of course the bright blue  berries from the farmers market were the perfect color to spruce up this long weekends holiday in memory of our fallen heroes.
To all of our men and women who have fought for our country to give us the freedoms we have, Thank you. You gave your lives so we can freely celebrate a day like this. 

I am honored to know and thankful for my Papa and Grandpa, and for my fiancé who all serve(d ) for our country. I am proud to be an American!!! 
Dorothy’s Fresh Blueberry Pie 
Servings: 8

3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup water
5 cups fresh blueberries, divided use
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter (not margarine)
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest (yellow only)
9-inch deep dish pie crust, blind baked and cooled*

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Blend in water and 1 1/2 cups blueberries. Bring to a boil, stirring and smashing half the berries deliberately (use a potato masher a few swipes if you like). Boil, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick, a minute or so. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest. Completely cool. (See note below.)

Fold in 2 1/2 cups blueberries, coating them well. Scoop into cooled baked pie shell. Arrange remaining 1 cup of fresh berries over top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight if needed.

Serve plain, or with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. To serve, remove pie from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Sift powdered sugar over top for pretty.
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Note: A quick way to cool the filling before adding the rest of the blueberries is to fill a large salad-type bowl with ice and water. Partially submerge the pan with the cooked blueberries in this cold bath, stirring every once in awhile, and in 5 or so minutes it will be sufficiently cooled to continue with your recipe. You can also just set the pan on an unused burner while it cools off, but the cold water bath is much faster and lets you get your pie in the refrigerator more quickly if time is important.

*To fully blind bake a pie crust, bake it at 425 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until the sides begin to brown. (The initial high heat will force much of the steam out, helping the crust become flaky.) Reduce oven to 375 degrees and continue to bake the crust for several minutes until it's golden.
Recipe adopted by Shockingly Delicious 

Stop by Dorothy's blog, Shockingly Delicious for more amazing and delicious recipes and tell her I sent you.

Featured On: Foodbuzz Top 9


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

What a great looking pie! Love fresh fruit.

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious said...

Thanks for choosing to make my pie! Your pie looks gorgeous! Have a wonderful holiday today.

Kate | Food Babbles said...

Yes please! I'll have a gigantic slice o' that pie. Yum!! It looks so fresh, I just want to dive right in. Lovely!

Nicole @ The Daily Dish said...

Oh my goodness, look at all those blueberries - I bet this was absolutely fabulous.
Happy Memorial Day!

Gingered Whisk said...

This pie looks soooo amazing!!!

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious said...

So glad you made my pie! Yours is GORGEOUS! Thank you, and well done!

Heather Lynne said...

I love blueberry pie-this looks delicious!

Carrie Burrill said...

Gorgeous pie Laura!

Baking Addict said...

I love blueberries and they are currently in season. I also love pie and this looks amazing - I must try it for myself!

Christy said...

Wowwww, this is really a pie oozing of blueberries and fresh ones nonetheless!:-) Most of the pies I have tried are usually using the jam version but I would pass them all up for fresh pies like these!! ;-)

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

This looks just amazing! I think it's high time I baked a pie this spring!

Kristy Lynn said...

man alive! i'm just waiting (not so patiently) for blueberries to show up around here at the farmer's market. we're planning on moving out East (i currently live on the West coast of BC) at the end of the summer - hopefully i'll have time to can some of those babies before we take off... because what's summer without blueberries and blueberry pie??

happy SRC reveal!

Danielle said...

What a refreshing summer dessert! I'm bookmarking it so that when our local blueberry patch opens, I'll have the perfect recipe (:

Amy said...

This pie looks so delicious! I would love a large slice with some vanilla bean ice cream :)!

Avril said...

I am seriously counting down the days for blueberry picking this summer in NH - I am always on the look out for yummy recipes that require bb's...this bb pie is at the top of my list now! Such a great pick you made for SRC this month! :-)

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

oh yum, this sounds awesome! it's almost blueberry season here, so i'll have to try this once i can get my hands on some local berries!

mjskit said...

All those beautiful blueberries has me drooling! What a gorgeous pie! Congrats on making the Top 9!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Beautifully done!! My 2 year old would go crazy for this...he loves blueberries or as he would say Ba-Bay-Bee :)

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

This pie is gorgeous! What a perfect choice for Memorial Day too.

Kirstin said...

Yummy! That sounds great. Your pics are beautiful

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

What a beautiful blueberry pie!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Looks like summer deliciousness. Our blueberry farm (next to us) is getting ready to open and I'll be making this pie. Your photos are making me excited for berries.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee said...

I've never seen a blueberry pie like this before. Sounds delightful. I will have to pick up some blueberries soon.

Clarence Evans said...

love that blueberry cake! :)

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