Saturday, July 5, 2008

Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie - Tuesdays with Dorie


Amy of South in Your Mouth has chosen Dorie's Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie this week. What a good choice - blueberries are loading the fruit stores at this time of the year and they are delicious. [Click Amy's blog link, above, for the recipe.]

I did my usual uptown thing and bought 3 punnets of blueberries from Citarella (two for the pie and one for me) as well as some mascarpone cheese to serve as a double treat. I like mascarpone, not only for its wonderful creaminess but also because it's so portable for taking to the office.

Making the pie was a pleasure - how easy to mix the filling and while my pastry skills need lots of practice, I still got the pie shell together. My kitchen is hot, even with the oven off at this time of the year so if my pastry doesn't turn out I'll just blame it on the weather. [In the meantime, I've been reading how to roll pastry - from the center and like a clock - first 12 noon, then 6:00, 3:00 and 9:00, then 1:00, 7:00 and so on to get it into an even circle. Then a nice little trick to get it into the pie pan - starting 4 inches from the top roll pin towards you until you get about a third of the pastry disc wrapped around the pin, then carefully lift up the pastry and place it in the pie plate.]

My pie turned out beautifully and the aroma while it was baking was divine. Here it is, posing for its photograph. Can't wait to taste it tomorrow.

14 comments:

kim said...

it looks great! i can't believe you are waiting overnight to eat it... i wasn't able to wait ;)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

nice job--i'm sure it will be delicious!

Barbara said...

Lovely! I can't believe your willpower. Even if I had that much, any pie baked in this house would soon have at least one piece eaten by my husband anyway. I can take other treats to work, but the pie has to stay here!

Jayne said...

Great job! That looks delicious!

Sarah said...

awesome job! looks super tasty!

Engineer Baker said...

Such restraint! I hope you like it!

Bumblebutton said...

Looks terrific, and I'm sure it will taste just as good!

Natashya said...

Great job on the pie, although how you could wait to eat it I don't know.
Thanks for the rolling tips as well.

Susie Homemaker said...

what??? how can you wait?? it looks so yummy - and I know it is!!

Madam Chow said...

I can't believe that you waited a day to try your own lovely pie! I hope it turned out as fabulous as it looks and smelled!
Madam Chow
http://www.mzkitchen.com

Pamela said...

Hope you enjoyed the pie. I'll have to give that rolling tip a try.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Marscarpone on blueberry pie sounds illegally delicious!

Jules Someone said...

Mmmmm. Looks lovely!

BAKE-EN said...

Beautiful pie!