Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TWD: double crusted blueberry pie

This week, Amy of South in Your Mouth selected….
Double Crusted Blueberry Pie on pages 361-363

I loved this recipe! I am not a huge fan of fruit pies, but I absolutely love this crust. I made this once following the recipe, and then again with a cherry filling. And I'm tickled by the way the top crust molded to the shape of the berries. I think it's so cute!

I accidentally left out the bread crumbs, but (perhaps partially because we ate most of it before it had really completely cooled) found that there was just enough soaking by the filling to make the thick crust even more delicious (I say we, but that was really just me). Maybe that's why I had so much trouble cutting it into pretty pieces though...

Having succeeded at the blueberry (and upon finding that the crust came together pretty easily in my food processor (even though it was right at the max capacity), I used the crust again with cherry filling.

I've never made a cherry pie, or had any reason to pit cherries, so this was a new experience. It wasn't as bad as I feared, and was easily done while watching tv, but it definitely changed the color of my hands!

I have a friend who prefers a birthday cherry pie to a birthday cake (I don't understand), so this pie was hers! I even cut her name into the top (although it's hard to see in the picture).Everyone deserves birthday baked goods! Especially when studying for the bar!

Cherry filling:

4 cups cherries, pitted
1 cup sugar (1 1/4 cups for sour cherries)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Put sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large zip-loc bag. Add the cherries and toss to coat.


Engineer Baker said...

Pie would definitely make studying for the bar better - what a good friend!

Natashya said...

What a nice friend you are to make your friend a cherry pie for her birthday.
I am a pie over cake girl myself. I can still remember some of the birthday pies from my childhood.
I would like to have some cherry pie right now, with a nice cup of coffee.

Christine said...

I am sure your friend loved this cherry pie for her birthday! Great job!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I would love cherry pie for a birthday! Good luck with the bar. I just sent care packages to all of our fall associates who are home studying. Hopefully your pie makes for a good study break.

Pamela said...

Cherry pitting really is the pits, ha! The juice goes everywhere, but it's totally worth it. What a good friend you are! I loved the crust and I look forward to using it again and again. Nice pics, too!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm definitely a cherry pie girl, so next time you're making one, feel free to FedEx it over! ;-)

Elizabeth said...

N: I guess we need some people to prefer pie - it leaves more cake for me!!!
C: Thanks!
BwtB: You are amazing!!! I'm sure they loved/needed the care packages.
Pamela: haha! Thanks! I can't wait to use it again.
MV: Will do!

Jules Someone said...

Lovely pie! I'm glad it worked well for you.

Barbara said...

My husband also prefers pie for his birthday! Both of yours look delicious.

Elizabeth said...

JS: Thanks! I enjoyed making it, at least!
Barb: Thanks! I'm shocked to find out that there is a whole birthday pie underground out there! I had no idea!