Wednesday, July 2, 2008

All American Blueberry Pie


I love blueberries and blueberry pie. It's the time of year when a perfect July 4th dinner is a steamed Maine lobster, sweet Long Island corn and homemade blueberry pie. The bakers at Tuesdays With Dorie, (TWD) assigned the timely Double Crusted Blueberry Pie. As a child, a summer lunch would be a bowl of blueberries with a dollop of sour cream. Each berry was picked over to eat only the bluest of berries.
There's a place in the garden, (check out the Hydrangeas) to make room for a berry patch.


I plan to pick berries, bake pies and place them on a table at the end of my driveway. Two types of blueberry plants to think about; highbush and lowbush. From what I know, low is the way to go. But maybe a mix. These hardy plants do well in the sun, however, don't let them dry out. Also, blueberries love the sandy acid soil of the eastern part of Long Island.

This pie was a delight to make. Dorie took the fear out of making piecrust. And for an extra juicy, syrupy filling, I crushed of few handfuls of the blueberries mixed with the whole berries. As you can see, I went lattice for the top. After all, pie is about originality.

10 comments:

Bridget said...

I love that wide lattice top! I'll definitely be doing that in the future.

Engineer Baker said...

Absolutely beautiful, and you have to love fresh blueberries. Great job.

allison said...

Your latticework crust looks great. All your pictures are wonderful.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

lobster, corn and a slice of that pie would be perfection!

danielle said...

What a beautiful top. I like the fat lattice strips as opposed to the thin ones. Nice job

PheMom said...

I'm not only loving your pie but I'm totally with you on that whole menu - sounds incredible and idyllic!

Shari said...

I'd love a couple of blueberry bushes too! Sounds like a perfect way to end a summery meal of lobster and corn.
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I know at who's home I'll be fishing for an invite to next 4th of July! That menu sounds perfect! Love the xtra wide lattice work on your pie, it's beautiful!

Peach said...

So... when are you sending one of these pies to work with Lloyd :D

Barbara said...

Love that wide lattice! Yummy!