Bored? Bake a Pie

You have to love open farm stands or even growing some fruits & veggies on your own (or perhaps poaching from a neighbor’s yard :).

There are several pick your own farms in the area. What a great way to enjoy the summer by having some fresh-baked Blueberry Pie. Although, I am in the Northeast and it is Humid. Kicking the oven on is probably the last thing anyone wants to do. So if you get inspired to make the pie, toss it in the fridge or freezer and bake it late a night or when it gets cooler.

Having tired of consuming blueberry smoothies for a week, I knocked this creation out in the AM when it wasn’t so hot. The leftover bits of pie crust I used to make some poptarts with cherry and cognac filling (or any jam will do).

I am happy to post the recipe but aren’t there millions of standard pie recipes out there already?

This is the perfect food to bring to a dinner when everyone else is offering grilled items or leftover beers from the 4th. You can be the hero just don’t forget the ice cream.

Oh, and I know it is not a Pastry Chef’s Master piece. This is more an ode to Munch’s The Scream, but hey I was bored.

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2 Replies to “Bored? Bake a Pie”

  1. I am so glad you wrote about this. I have been itching to make a pie since the blueberries really started be plentiful BUT didn’t want to heat up the house. Also looking for a new filling recipe. Previously I used minute tapioca but found that the tapioca didn’t soften up enough. Do you use cornstarch?

    1. No, use the tapioca. The apple mixes well and you don’t get the over gooey consistency

      5+ cups fresh bluebry (cook 1/2 qty in pan to reduce then combine with the rest and below)
      1 peeled, small diced granny smith apple
      Zest & juice from 1 lemon
      3/4 cup agave or sugar
      2 tbl quick cook tapioca
      1/2 tsp salt
      spot top with 2 tbls butter

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