Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Simple & Delicious Blueberry Pie

It's good to be back to the blogging world. Mr. Handsome and I had a beautiful wedding. I am looking forward to posting pictures as soon as the photographer finishes editing them.

We have been husband and wife for two-and-a-half weeks, and we love married life. After a five-day honeymoon on Grand Cayman, we moved down to Tennessee so Mr. Handsome could start work as a dentist. When he returned home after his first day, I greeted him with a homemade blueberry pie.

That was only the second time I had made pie, so I was definitely not expecting it to turn out as well as it did. The recipe, compliments of Mr. Handsome's mom, was surprisingly easy to follow and required very little prep time. Give it a try, and let me know how it turns out.

Blueberry Pie

Crust:
1 3/4 cup flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup softened butter
3 Tablespoons shortening (or butter)
1/2 cup water

Cut butter and shortening. Add flour and salt. When mixed, add water, but don't stir with spoon. Instead, fluff with fork. (This will make the crust more flaky.) Chill dough until firm (10-20 minutes). Flour work surface and rolling pin, and then roll out dough for bottom and top crust.

Filling:
3 1/2-4 cups of blueberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons concentrated lemon juice

Stir ingredients together, and place in crust. Add top crust. Bake at 410F for 10 minutes and then at 350F for 20 minutes. A few minutes before taking the pie out of the oven, coat the crust lightly with butter.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/08/2015

    Yeah!! I am so glad you are back. I was hoping for pictures :-)

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  2. Anonymous7/08/2015

    Are you going to get a job?

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    1. Right now, I am blogging, setting up our house, and working through my endless to-do list. (Name-change stuff is taking much longer than I expected.) Looking forward to seeing what God has in store for my future. :)

      ~Ellie

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  3. Anonymous7/09/2015

    Congratulations!!! Welcome back!

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  4. Anonymous7/09/2015

    Congratulations on your marriage and welcome back! Good to see a post from you! That was a nice treat for your man - sounds good!

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  5. Anonymous7/09/2015

    I see Mr Handsome is a dentist, what do you do Ellie? Do you work in the medical field as well?

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    1. I have a journalism degree.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous7/09/2015

    That sounds like a yummy recipe. I'd like to try to adapt it for some food sensitivities that we have. Did you use fresh blueberries or frozen?

    Congratulations on the marriage! The best marriage advice always comes from God's Word. Always remember that "do unto others" goes for your spouse also.

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    1. That is wonderful marriage advice. Thank you!

      I used fresh blueberries.

      ~Ellie

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  7. Anonymous7/16/2015

    Thank you for the recepie Ellie. Btw, how did u roll out the crust? Mine seemed to stick to the board. Did u put it in the fridge first?

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  8. I put it in the fridge for a few minutes before rolling it out. And be sure to flour your work surface and rolling pin.

    Blessings,
    Ellie

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  9. Anonymous7/18/2015

    yur good fer him

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  10. I tried this for my fiance and he was amazed! Best recipe ever, thank you so much for sharing it! By the way, I used frozen blueberries - thawed first. Yum :)

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  11. Anonymous9/26/2015

    My family likes fresh pie, so I'm going to try this homemade blueberry one. I made an apple pie once. My family went to a "pick your own" apples orchard and got tons of apples. It was great. However my apple pie didn't turn out so well. Even though I added cups of sugar it was not sweet enough! Could you post a video of yourself making this blueberry pie please? I learn better when I see things done. Thanks Ellie.

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  12. Can you use this recipe for mini pies too? If so, I wonder how many it will make....

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    1. Hi Sele'ha,

      Sure thing! The time in the oven would be shorter, so I would encourage you to check on them several times throughout the baking process and to take them out as soon as the crust reaches a nice golden brown color. The number of pies the dough would yield would depend on the size of your mini pie plates. This recipe makes one standard sized pie.

      Let me know how your mini pies turn out. :)
      Ellie

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    2. Thanks for the info, I made them last week and it was delicious! Everyone enjoyed it! It made 2 and a half trays of mini pies in my Mom's tray. I'm a student but inbetween my studies and updating my own blog, I enjoy trying out new recipes! I love your blog ♡

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    3. Thanks for the update, Sele'ha! I'm so glad the mini pies turned out well.

      Ellie

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