Best Blueberry Pie Ever

July 17, 2012

Blueberry Pie

This is the pie that I made for July 4th, 2010. It is the Best Blueberry Pie Ever!

CRUST: One double recipe for Edna’s Perfect Pie Crust.

FILLING:
2 pounds (6 cups) fresh blueberries, rinsed and stems removed
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (for thickening)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

PREPARATION:
1. Prepare the crust, doubling the recipe. Roll out half of the dough on a lightly floured work surface, about 13 inches in diameter. Fit the dough into a 9-inch pie pan, and trim the edges to a 1/2 inch over the edge all around the pan. Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon zest. Place blueberries in a separate large bowl and add lemon juice. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the large bowl and then transfer the entire mixture to the bottom crust of the 9-inch pie pan. Roll out remaining dough to the same size as the first. Place on top of the berry filling. Tuck the top dough over and under the edge of the bottom dough, and crimp the edges with your fingers. Sprinkle the crust with granulated sugar.

3. Optional for Superior Results: At this point you may place the entire pie to the refrigerator to chill until the dough is firm, about 30 minutes.

4. Heat oven to 425°F. Remove the unbaked pie from refrigerator. Score the top pie crust with three cuts to allow steam to escape during baking. Place the pie on the middle rack of the oven with a lined baking pan on the lower rack to catch any spills. Bake for 20 minutes at 425°F. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for 40 minutes more or until juices are bubbling and have thickened. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before serving. Makes 10-12 servings.

A Photo from Barneykin
Blueberry Pie Originally uploaded by Edna Barney;
Slice of Blueberry Pie Originally uploaded by Edna Barney

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Blueberry Belgian Waffles

Originally published on December 16, 2007

This is a quick version of my authentic Belgian Waffle Recipe. I continue to love using my Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker. You may serve these with authentic New England maple syrup to go with the blueberries. I like them with whipped cream.

(Makes Six Waffles)

* 1 1/3 cups milk scalded
* 2 tablespoons dried blueberries
* 2 cups biscuit mix, such as Jiffy or Bisquik
* 1 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast (1/2 packet)
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
* 2 eggs, separated
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Measure the milk and add the dried blueberries to it. Slowly scald the milk in a large heavy saucepan or in the microwave. Add the butter and when it has melted, stir in the vanilla and cool to lukewarm, 105°-110°F. Meanwhile fill a copper mixing bowl with hot tap water. Measure the biscuit mix into another large mixing bowl, adding dried yeast and grated nutmeg. Stir to blend and reserve.

Separate the eggs, adding the whites to the dry, warm copper bowl and the yolks to the lukewarm liquid. Slowly stir the egg yolk mixture until smooth and slowly stir that entire liquid mixture into the flour mixture until smooth. Do not beat, as it is necessary to keep the blueberries intact.

Whip the room-temperature egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold them into the batter.

Preheat your waffle maker on your preferred setting. Setting #4 for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker achieves a golden brown baked Belgian waffle. You can adjust the browning control if you prefer lighter or darker waffles. The green ready indicator light will turn on and the waffle iron will beep when preheated.

Using the provided measuring scoop, pour the batter into the preheated iron. You may use a heat-proof spatula to spread the batter evenly over the grids, however once you get the knack of pouring the batter evenly you will not need to do this. Close the lid and rotate the waffle iron 180° to the right. Bake until the beeper indicates that the waffle is done. Rotate the waffle iron 180° to the left to open.

For best results, do not open the iron during the cooking of the waffle, as doing so offsets the timing mechanism.

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