Tuesday, June 21, 2011

why am I posting about pie?

Seriously. Posting about pie is *not* one of the 18 items still left on today's to do list. Nor is it one of the 32 things already listed on tomorrow's to do list. Posting about pie just isn't high on my list of priorities here. And yet here I am posting about pie.

But it's a damn good pie! Like blueberries? Then you really need to try this fruity little delight. Not kidding one bit here.

I made this for Rich for Daddy's Day. He *loves loves loves* blueberries. Like the rest of the crew. Except for me, that is. I can take them or leave them. But I can't leave this pie.

Added bonus #1--super duper easy! Added bonus #2--does not require having the oven on for long periods of time in the summer heat.

First, put 30 gingersnaps and 2 tablespoons of sugar in the blender. Blend until you've got fine crumbs.

Put the crumbs into a 9" pie plate. Melt 5 tablespoons of butter. Pour it into the crumbs and stir until the crumbs are moistened. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides.

Bake crust for 8 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool on wire rack.

Meanwhile, dissolve 2 tablespoons of corn starch in 2 tablespoons of cold water in a large heavy saucepan. Add 3 cups of fresh blueberries and 1/2 cup of sugar.

Heat over medium high heat, mashing your blueberries against the side of the pan with your spoon (or cheat and just use a potato masher like I did). Bring to a boil, then continuously stir while it boils for a full minute. Remove from heat.

Stir in three additional cups of fresh blueberries. (Don't crush these ones.)

Pour into your crust and chill for several hours.

Eat a huge slice of it, and don't even bother feeling guilty.

On a side note: Is it even possible to see the word "pie" and not think of the lovely Care?


Jason Gignac said...


Let's just get this clear. Posting about pie ALWAYS takes precedence. I'm just saying.

Kailana said...

Okay, I want this. The local blueberries should be out soon. I must write it down so I can make it when I buy some!

Kailana said...

P.S.: I really like that shirt!

Jean said...

Pie. Hmmm. Want my recipe for mocha pie? That's what I made for Father's Day here.

Amanda said...

Mmm pie...

I wish there were ever fresh blueberries here. They have pints at the grocery store, but they're overpriced and wilted. Just another reason I'll be happy to move up north again!

PS - No, Pie will automatically make me think of Care forever. :D

Chris said...

Mmmmmm...I'm with you...I can give or take blueberries, but damn this sounds delicious!! And you're so right...can't hear "pie" without thinking of the beautiful and amazing Care :) It's what I thought of as soon as I saw this post!

Chris said...

Oh and Jean, *I* want your recipe for mocha pie :p

Heather said...

Firstly, I'm giggling at Jason.

Secondly, I am totally agreeing with him. You could make posting about pie the 32 things you need to do tomorrow. :D

Thirdly OMG I have to try that. Yum, yum, YUM. I love blueberries.

DesLily said...

ok well i can see I can never come visit you when you are making that pie! I should pee blue during blueberry season! I open a quart and eat a quart! sheesh..this sounds fabulous!!!!!!!! Rich was super lucky on fathers day! not only did he have YOU but that Blueberry Pie too!!!

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