Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blueberry and nectarine pie (TWD: BwJ)

I'm back, just in time for the third and final Tuesday of July! I missed the first two July Tuesdays with Dorie recipes of the month (semolina bread and hazelnut biscotti) because we were on our annual three week trip out West to visit my in-laws.

Luckily July has three Tuesdays, and we got back just in time for blueberry and nectarine pie.

The crust and I didn't get along fabulously, but that was mostly my fault: the dough calls for butter and shortening, but I don't keep shortening in the house. I used all butter, with a little extra water...but the dough was still too dry and crumbly. It actually got easier after it warmed up a bit, and I was able to roll it out.

The filling was easy to make, with fresh blueberries and nectarines, half of which were cooked down first. After adding the top crust, I froze the pie according to the recipe directions. I only froze it for a day, but I wanted to be able to enjoy it fresh at the cabin.

At the cabin, I painted an egg wash, sprinkled coarse sugar on the top, and cut slits. Then I baked it for about 60 minutes.

The pie was a huge hit, especially with a little vanilla ice cream. I found it runnier than my favorite blueberry pie recipe (NM's), and I prefer pie with only one crust, but this was still a fabulous dessert. Our hosts this week are: http://thatskinnychickcanbake.blogspot.com/ and http://manchegoskitchen.typepad.com/

(Wrote post via phone from the cabin, so will have to fix formatting/links when we get home.....)


  1. I'm impressed that you got this done with your phone! Technology FTW. The pie looks great and I love, love, love the fact that freezing an unbaked pie gives such good results. It helps carry summer fruits straight through the winter (or, up to the cabin, as the case may be).

  2. It looks wonderful! I love an all butter crust but so tough to roll out...yours came out beautifully!

  3. Wow, all the post via phone - amazing!
    You made a beautiful cake - it looks so yummy!

  4. you prevailed with the crust - well done!

  5. Good for you for getting this one done, even around your vacation! I'm wondering how this pie would be with a different berry--maybe raspberries--since I don't like blueberries. I've been a complete TWD slacker for the past couple months. I'm really hoping life settles down soon. =)

  6. These pie posts are killing me...I am going to need to venture out for pie fruit and go on a tear with pies again. I love that 7" size so I can make more flavors! Ice cream so perfect with it.