Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tis the Season.......

......for blueberries!!!! And the BEST recipe for blueberry pie is right here! I've been making this pie for years. What I love most about it is that fresh blueberries are mixed in with the cooked blueberries....when you take a bite, the fresh ones pop in your mouth. Fabulous! So, here's the recipe!
Fresh Blueberry Pie

3 cups blueberries

3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
dash of salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pie crust (9 inch) -- baked
Fresh whipped cream for topping (recipe follows) or vanilla ice cream
Bring 1 cup of blueberries and water to a boil. Boil gently for 4 minutes; add butter. Stir in sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook slowly, stirring, until thick and clear. Remove from heat; add lemon juice. Add the remaining 2 cups of blueberries; stir gently to combine. Pour into the baked pie shell. Serve chilled or at room temperature with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Fresh Whipped Cream
1/2 pt. whipping cream

3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Whip cream with mixer. Be careful not to overbeat or else will get too thick like butter. When it begins to thicken, add sugar and vanilla; stir. Refrigerate.
This pie is meant to be shared.....and you will be loved for it!!!!

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