Happy Belated 4th of July, my lovelies. I have been busy baking, but not blogging.
However, I am here to bring you my masterpiece for Tuesdays with Dorie. This week Amy from South in Your Mouth (can I just say that I love this blog's name...I love telling people ...hey there is this blog online and it's called South in Your Mouth....watching their eyes go all wide and then saying...BUT it's about BAKING. Just fab.) chose Double Crusted Blueberry Pie. What a FABULOUS pick right? I was so jazzed at the idea of making a pie for the holiday...just how many pies you think around the US were made last Friday???
Well, I bet none of them looked like my pie. This was not my favorite. It was a nightmare to make...mostly because I didn't have the patience for the double crust and here's why. I made 2 mini cobblers as well at the same time was making the pie crust, so that was a bad idea because then all I was doing was mentally comparing how much of a PITA the pie crust was, when I coulda just made another cobbler. But no...I am a good TWD'er!! Faithful to the crusted end.
So I made a bottom crust out of Dorie's 'good for everything (in my case, nothing) pie crust' and used the cobbler top because I just was not feeling the love for the pie dough at that point. My pie is a hybrid...let's call it a pobbler.
I didn't even take that many photos, and the ones I got were not that fabulous, which tells you just how much love I did not have for this pie considering typically my camera is attached to my hand the whole time. The recipe itself was probably FAB when done correctly. I may try it again, with either more time or patience or both..or maybe I'll just make a cobbler with blueberries. I *love* blueberries as a filling for a pie. Mine had peaches and blueberies. Nice in theory but unless you put a whole container of sugar in there, the peach flavor washes right out when paired with the blueberries.
It didn't go into the pie dish very nicely, but luckily you can smush together what doesn't work and then you just cover it all with fruit so what's the difference really?? It also baked a little too long without tenting at first leading to some seriously dark crust edges...blame my rushing nature and the fact I had to shower while it was in the oven.
During transport while hot, the berry juice overtook the top crust and made it a little soggy as well. BUT, on a positive note, taste wise it was good...not quite sweet enough but I cut back on the sugar. However, everyone ate ALL their slices of pie, and when I asked if they liked it, everyone said yes. I said REALLY??? and they all said YES...except of course for my Mom, always counted on to give an honest opinion, who said 'I liked that other one better' (cobbler from 2 weeks ago). I said...ME TOO. But then I ate all my pie too. Not quite a disaster!
Check out the other TWD chicks (and a few guys!) blueberry pies..I bet they are oodles better than my 4th of July pobbler monstrosity. Hope everyone had a lovely holiday.