I Found My Thrill On Blueberry {Pie} Hill

PhotobucketI just had the most satisfying kitchen experience I’ve ever had. It was truly a thrill! I made a blueberry pie totally from scratch. I picked the blueberries (with a bit of help from the children.) I made the pie crust (not store bought!) I mixed up the blueberries with a few simple ingredients (not pie filling from a can!) And I baked a gorgeous, yummy, blueberry pie. (I feel a little bit like the Little Red Hen!) I got the best rush from this experience and it has me itching to do more!

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I made the pie using a combination of two recipes. The pie crust recipe is from Heather at Home-Ec 101. I was delighted at how easy it really was! I don’t think I can ever justify buying pie crust from the store again. I used the 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup shortening version because I prefer a flaky crust. The only thing I’ll do differently next time will be to not roll the crust out as thin. It was just a tad too thin (in my opinion) in a few spots.

The filling I made using this recipe from Simply Recipes. I also did the recommended egg wash on the crust.

We just couldn't wait any  longer to dig in, that's why the filling is runny. It will thicken more as it cools down.

We just couldn't wait any longer to dig in, that's why the filling is runny. It will thicken more as it cools down.

I topped it with real, homemade whipped topping! (Ice cream would be good, too.) It was a truly tonguegasmic experience!

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11 responses to “I Found My Thrill On Blueberry {Pie} Hill

  1. Malia,
    expect a a message from Nathan tomorrow about computer malfunctions from the licking of the screen and the drooling on the keyboard.

    That pie is GORGEOUS and delicious looking and yum yum.

    • Malia

      I truly LOL’d at your comment!

      I admit, I’m stunned by this pie. It’s almost surreal. I wish you could have been here because I know you have “gotten” what I was experiencing. The rush of doing something like this and the satisfaction that comes from creating good food.

  2. hoosierhomemade

    Yum! You did a great job!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

  3. *Drool* Looks fab!

    When I lived in Ohio, I bought a log cabin on 10 acres. We had wild blackberry bushes on the property. Every year I would get all scratched up climbing through the briers to pick blackberries. I would make pies – I had never made a pie in my life. It was so satisfying to make a pie from fruit you picked. And I didn’t even make my own crust. Heh.

    Hope it tasted as great as it looks. (And mine is always runny – but I’ve never cared.)

    • Malia

      Wow! A log cabin on 10 acres with blackberry bushes? Why did you ever leave? ;)

      I’m actually hoping to get some blackberries today. I really like blackberry cobbler and blackberry preserves but after making that blueberry pie…we might be having blackberry pie!

  4. MMMM. I LOVE blueberry pie. I’ve made my own the last two summers by making up my own recipe, and it’s soooo good. But I don’t make pie crust. I’ve had only disastrous experiences with it. I’m impressed!

    If you want a less runny pie, stir in about 1/4 of cornstarch to your filling. :)

    Jessie

  5. That looks SO good! It’s gorgeous.

  6. That looks SO good. I’m purchasing blueberries this week–probably the last week they’ll be on sale–and I think you’ve inspired me to bake a pie. My family will thank you. :)

  7. I love that recipe! So glad you liked it too. Love love love blueberries. Could eat bb pie every day and not get tired of it. Your pie looks great!

  8. YUMMO. There is NOTHING like homemade blueberry pie. When we go to Maine, we always make homemade pie with local fresh berries. We draw the line at picking them, though. ;-)

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