Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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TWD: Blueberry Pie


It feels like forever since I last participated in Tuesdays With Dorie. While going on vacation and spending lots of time in the warm, tropical weather was nice, it's equally nice to be back home and in my own kitchen. I actually found myself missing my tiny kitchen and all the baking goods that my kitchen is stocked with. I wasn't sure if I was going to be participating this week because I wanted to ease myself back into cooking (it had been 3 weeks since I made a real meal) and I had read on the What's Cooking? board that the pie crust for the blueberry pie was a pain. But then Peabody of Northwest Noshings recommended making a cream cheese pie crust (here) and, since this recipe was quick and easy, I made the pie. I halved the pie crust recipe and quartered the blueberry filling recipe and came out with two adorable little pies.

I tried the pie and didn't love it. I thought it was good but not great. Something about the filling was a little off to me. I've never had blueberry pie before (although Alex has offered me some in the past) so I have no idea if this is a good pie or not. I'm going to have to wait for Alex to get home so that he can tell me if this pie compares to others he's had. I hope it does and that it's better than the other pies!

Thanks to Amy of South in Your Mouth for this week's selection!

Pretty, sugary berries.


Before and after the bake.


The berries look so snug :)


I just like these pictures.


Pac Man pie returns!

22 comments:

Tammie said...

OMG, these pies are SO cute! You did a great job on the lattice top. That's the next thing I'll try. I'm glad to hear the cream cheese dough worked well for you. I'm one of the ones who was fighting with the dough initially, so I'll have to try that recipe. TFS! :-)

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Ohhhh, this is really beautiful! Maybe someone else will love it. ;)

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Dolores said...

Welcome back! I'm sorry you didn't love the flavor here... your mini lattice topped pies look PERFECT to me. Great job!

Amy said...

It looks amazing!!! Love the lattice top!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Susie Homemaker said...

there is NO WAY i could ave cut into that gorgeous pie...it looks amazing!! perfect!

Roni said...

Your lattice top is awesome!! Sorry you didn't love the pie, but you made a very pretty one :)

Engineer Baker said...

Even though you didn't love it, they look fabulous.

Pamela said...

I love the lattice tops on these gorgeous little mini pies. Great job. Sorry you didn't like it!

Steph said...

WOW! Your pies are beautiful! I love the lattice top with the sugary topping. I agree about the filling, I think it may be the amount of flour added.

Bumblebutton said...

Gosh aren't they darling! You should be very very proud. Wish I had used my regular butter crust!

SpinachNPeace said...

I cannot believe you made that! it looks so yummy!

Rachel said...

Adorableness! The lattice is super cute and the smaller the food, the more darling they become. Kudos!

Linda said...

Sorry to hear it wasn't to your liking...but your little lattice top pies look adorable!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

sorry to hear you weren't a huge fan...they do look pretty, though!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

You made some beautiful mini-pies, well done! Hope Alex liked them too!

Erin said...

Your pies look great! I love the lattice crust- it looks so pretty!

Sandie said...

Your mini pies look awesome! My minis didn't come out of the pan too well, but your's look great.

PheMom said...

Well, they sure do look seriously adorable! Sorry it wasn't a total hit with you - hope Alex likes it!

Jess said...

That is some adorable lattice you have there...even if the pie wasn't quite to your liking!

likesprinkles said...

I wasn't a fan of the filling either. Your pie looks gorgeous though.

Jaime said...

i love your mini pies w/the lattice crust

Barbara said...

Love the mini-pies with the lattice tops!

I had no problem with Dorie's crust. I think the big secret is in all the freezing and chilling. You've GOT to keep it cold.

Cream cheese crust is great too, though!