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 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).