Monday, July 30, 2007

Let The Blueberry Baking Begin


First up is an experimental Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a new recipe for me, I am usually a traditionalist when it comes to things like this, but I thought I would chPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucketange things up a bit. I love sour cream, so after giving it a try (and another try, and maybe one more sliver of a try) I am happy to report this recipe is no longer experimental - it is a keeper. The filling is really delicious; it's kind of like a light custard with blueberries suspended in it. To me, it tasted like the vanilla ice cream that usually goes on top is inside.

The recipe appears to have a lot of steps, but it really is easy - it is just a lot of in and out of the oven and don't forget to reduce the temperature after the pie crust is partially baked. Being the person that I am I always have to change things a bit, so here is what I did for he Oh Me, Oh My Blueberry Pie:

Oh Me, Oh My Blueberry Pie
adapted from the recipe found at cookiemadness.austin360blogs

1 (9 inch deep dish unbaked pie crust). I made mine using Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee recipe. It is the only pie crust I ever make - it is that good! You can also use a store bought one if you don't have time.

1 cup sour cream (I used Light because that is just what I I can make a pie healthier?)
1 large egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Preparation of Crust:
Prepare crust and refrigerate until chilled. After the crust has chilled, (Just 5 -10 minutes - when the crust is chilled it prevents it from shrinking too much) press a piece of foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray over the pie crust. Weight the foil down with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 12 minutes and remove foil.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees.

Make the Filling:
Mix together sour cream, egg, sugar, flour, vanilla, lemon juice and salt. Stir until well mixed. Fold in blueberries. Pour into partially baked crust. Bake for 30 minutes.

Mix up Topping:
While pie is baking, mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Spread over pie and bake 15 minutes or until topping is lightly browned.
Let cool on a rack for at least two hours. Refrigerate after serving. It is good cold too - don't ask me how I know this because I didn't have more than a sliver.

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Okay, this may look like more than a sliver, but the kids wanted some too. They did - really!


Sue said...

Your pie looks delicious! I'm loving all the blueberries here in Michigan right now too.

catherine said...

ohhhhhh..i am going to make this one for sure! will try and attempt this on wednesday...i'll keep you posted...could be scary! :)

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm in total blueberry mode right now. I made blueberry crisp this weekend. De-lish!

Greenie Gardens said...

Outstanding. We loved it! However, No one makes pie crust like you do. Yours is the best!

katiedid said...

I can almost taste it! Oh when is my kitchen going to be done! Torture!

Marianna said...

Looks delicious! I'm so hoping there are still blueberries when we are up there!

cammyk said...

Ohhhh, this pie looks yummy! Definitetly going to have to make this one. Thanks for sharing.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Me Oh My Oh No Kidding! That pie looks fabulous!!! Thanks for posting!

Julie said...

Oh My...that looks so good, I now have heartburn! :0) ha ha

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am so glad I stumbled into your blog! I have a big bowl of blueberries in my fridge. This will be perfect for tonight!

We are about cobblered out after all of the peaches.