What to do with all these lovely blueberries from Robertsdale? Hmmm. I think I’ll make PIE!
The recipe itself isn’t important. You can find any blueberry pie recipe on the internet. (There’s a link to the version I based this on at the end). I wanted to do something really pretty for my family’s 75th annual reunion. A large crowd was anticipated, so I decided to double the ingredients and use a large casserole dish to make a huge lattice pie to feed the crowd.
Little dots of butter over berries, tossed with sugar, cinnamon, all-purpose flour, corn starch, lemon juice and a tiny pinch of nutmeg. I know! Nutmeg is unheard of in blueberry pie, but I took a chance and it gave it that je ne sais quoi and everyone raved!
My college degree in elementary education came in handy once again as I rolled the dough into long “snakes” just like play-dough to create the vines for my leaves. I remember staying up late at night studying the play-dough moves.
I used a knife to hand-cut some of the latticework and the larger leaves, then used cookie cutters for the other designs. I dipped the cut-outs in an egg wash and just stuck them on. Here’s the pie after baking for only about 15 minutes. I covered some of the larger dough cut-outs around the edges with foil to prevent them from getting too dark
If hot-bubbling pie from the oven is your thing, you’ll love the 12 second video above. Scratch your screen to release the amazing aroma!
I added a few more flowers and leaves I had baked separately to cover some of the splatter from the lava-hot berries bubbling over, and I’m happy to report it looked and tasted just right!
I guess everyone else thought so too.
I didn’t follow this recipe exactly (what’s new?), but I based my pie on this Betty Crocker recipe (HERE).
Beautiful presentation! Looks delicious, too! 🙂 ~Rhonda
I don’t even like blueberries but I found myself scratching the screen to release the yummy aroma of this beautiful pie. My oh my!!
But if they made blueberry wine (I’m sure they have somewhere) would you reconsider the cute blue fruit?
So many today talk about the Acai berry, protein powder shakes, and kale juicers. I’d rather have a blueberry pie with pretty flowers on it any day of the week!
Kale pie. Hmm.
I love the way you added the artistic dough touches Leslie Anne, so pretty! I will try to remember nutmeg, sounds intriguing!
The decorating part was far more fun than the cooking part. I could have kept going with the little flowers.
Yum! Yum! Yum!!!!! Did you say buttah???? It’s no wonder it’s all gone!!! Have a great week!!!! I’m hitting the treadmill after that post!!
Wait till I show you all the other delicious things everyone else brought!
Leslie Anne, I actually caught a whiff of your blueberry pie…heavenly! Beautiful presentation! Pam @ Everyday Living
So glad my new aroma system worked. Later this week I’ll show you my son’s socks on the floor.
Leslie Anne, your pie looks delicious and it did turn our so pretty. Yes, looks like everyone else thought so too!
I did the scratch thing, and it smelled so good:)
You’re a good sport for playing along Emily!
Breathing in deeply! Wish I had a spoonful, your talents are varied, Leslie Anne. It is gorgeous!
Thanks Dewena. The secret is not to show you all the failures.