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July 08, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Double Crusted Blueberry Pie




It's Tuesday again and that means another Dorie recipe!

This week Amy of South in Your Mouth selected Double Crusted Blueberry Pie as the recipe of choice. I've loved every recipe so far, but WOW this one was great. I'm not a huge blueberry fan so I was apprehensive about making and then eating the pie. I took it to my aunt's house so we could have first tastes together and was glad I was able to leave the pie with her family--I would have eaten the whole thing myself. I am now a blueberry lover.

My pie is not round this week. When I went to get my pie pan I remembered I had dropped and broken my only pan earlier this year. Not wanting to borrow dishes from a neighbor, I took the next best dish--my bread pan. A rectangle pie tastes just as good as a round one.

The construction of the pie was similar to all other pies I've made...no special skills needed this week. I did learn one trick, though. To keep the blueberry juices from seeping into the bottom crust, we sprinkled bread crumbs on the crust before adding the filling. Two days later when we cut pieces of pie, the crust was still white and was not soggy from juice. The crust was magnificent. I used the recipe for a single crust since I was working with a small pan. I wish I had made just a bit more dough as I couldn't quite seal the edges all the way around. It was crisp and flaky and turned a beautiful brown color.

Happy eating, everyone!

11 comments:

Prudy said...

Clever you to bake your pie in a loaf pan. I've never done it, but you can bet I will now. Looks yummy.

Anne said...

Looks great rectangular! I'm with you, this pie converted me to blueberries!

Dianne said...

I love the shape...What a great improvisation!

Roni said...

What a great idea. Your pie looks delicious!

Kayte said...

I love resourcefulness...and it is fun to serve something in a different shape to shake things up a bit, don't you think? It looks really good.

Carol Peterman said...

Sign me up for blueberry pie no matter what shape it is. I am so glad you have been converted to a blueberry pie lover - it's my favorite pie. Nice job!

Nickki said...

Isn't this pie delicious? I love your idea of baking it in a loaf pan. I would never had thought of doing that. It looks just as good rectangular!

C.L. said...

I love the your resourcfullness(sp???) It is a wonderful recipe isn't it??

Alix D said...

Beautiful, and kudos on your quick thinking :)

Jenny said...

Square pies are good too! Looks good, glad to hear you are a blueberry convert.

Kait said...

Those bread crumbs really did do the trick. Glad your pie turned out well, in spite of your change in pans. Wedges are overrated, anyway.

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