Friday, May 22, 2009

happy weekend!

so, i thought i'd supplement my serious posts this week with a quick and amazingly delicious pie recipe. you know, for that superfun barbecue you are going to on monday. or perhaps you don't have any weekend plans, but just for yumminess sake you decide to bake. first, i should declare that before i ate this pie i was not gung ho rah rah rah about blueberry pie. i mean, nothing against it, i just probably would never order it in a restaurant or anything. and then, a few years ago, on a trip back to visit family and friends in philadelphia, i encountered this incredible pie. it is such a quick and easy recipe (you do most of it on the stove top in about ten minutes & then bake it for ten minutes more); with such delicious results; why not try it?

  • 1 baked pie shell (follow directions on packaging if you use a pre-made frozen one, or use simple pie crust recipe & bake)
  • 4 cups blueberries, divided (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Put 2 cups blueberries into baked pie shell, reserving the others. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cook remaining ingredients (2 reserved cups blueberries through water) on medium in saucepan on stove and heat until thick (do not get impatient and remove from heat while mixture is still watery; you will have a watery pie). Add tablespoon of butter and cool.
Pour cooled mixture over blueberries in piecrust.

Combine following ingredients either in food processor or by crumbling together with fingers to form crumb topping:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks
Sprinkle crumbs evenly over blueberry mixture. Bake at 425 for ten minutes. Cool.

Hello, a mere ten minutes to the land of delicious? That's right, my friends; once your belly is full, feel free to leave your thank yous in the comment section.


  1. the best freaking pie in the world people - make this thing asap.

  2. is that your real name or fake one jeff?

    foodies unite!

    little m's father figure

  3. we are absolutely blueberry pie fans in this house- kind of the sleeper pie, isn't it? but i've never made one - thank you for the recipe. the crumble takes it over the top.

  4. Ah, a pie recipe just in time for the start of summer. I love it.

    You know what goes good with pie, don't you? I think it is pizza. The oven is almost done. I'm not sure what my husband will do with his time once it is completed, but at least we will finally be able to have our neighbors (you) over to eat.


  5. time to come clean...i have been spying on your blog for some time! i came across it when i googled "adeline mcclatchie" a couple months ago. i am the one who got nicole i. of deliajude to take a look see... now that i have gone so far as to make your blueberry pie (it was DELICIOUS!!) i figured it was about time i leave you a comment!

    i was the slp on the cho cochlear implant team until "upheaval 2008" i am living in slc, utah missing the bay area like crazy!

    you are on an amazing journey with your little one, and although i don't know you i feel that i better understand a parent's point of view from the emotion in your words. is it okay if i share your blog with families here who are looking for ... a little something from another mom?

    best to you!

  6. Pie filling is delish, although I felt I could have added a squeeze of lemon juice and/or tsp or so of zest. A scrape of nutmeg wouldn't be a bad addition, either.

    The crumble was ample, and I even had leftovers.

    With a flaky pie crust baked with love, this thing is a blueberry lovers deeeeeelite.

    Thanks, Sooz....


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