Monday, July 02, 2007

Blueberry Pie

Since we went blueberry picking, I decided I want to make a blueberry pie from scratch. Here is a recipe that looks absolutely yummy!

Blueberry Lattice Pie

Peeking through an easy-to-make lattice crust, glistening blueberries invite pie fanciers to take a bite.

2 (9-inch) frozen pie shells, thawed to room temperature
3 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 egg yolk

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 1 cup of the blueberries, the sugar, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until mixture thickens and is clear. Stir in butter; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 cups blueberries and the peel; cool. Preheat oven to 400*. Pour cooled filling into one pie shell. Lay the remaining pie shell on a waxed paper; cut seven 3/4-inch wide strips; arrange in a criss-cross pattern on top of blueberries, pressing ends into the edges of the bottom crust. Combine egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Brush top crust with egg mixture. Place pie on a cookie sheet. Bake in the bottom third of the oven until crust is golden and filling gently bubbles, about 30 minutes. Cool on a rack; serve warm.

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