Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TWD - Double Crust Blueberry Pie


It's been a couple weeks since my last Tuesday's with Dorie post and I am super sad that I missed some good ones. We had back to back weddings and are getting ready for our big trip to Europe in a couple weeks so I've been slacking on baking. :(

But this week, I was able to get the recipe made and man was it delish! Thanks to Amy of South in your Mouth for choosing a winner.
Fiscal issues pushed me to use raspberries and blueberries. Using blueberries alone would have cost me over $15 just for the fruit! So I used about 2/3 raspberries and 1/3 blueberries and it tasted amazing. I think next time I'll cut the sugar down just a bit and add in a touch more flour since the raspberries give off more juice than the little blue guys.


I had some issues with the pie crust. This was my first homemade one! The bottom one was soft and wiggly after being rolled and I could not get it into the pie plate without it crumpling up into a ball. After about 10 attempts, I recruited hubs to help. I rolled the crust on parchment and we four-handed flipped the dough onto the pie plate. SUCCESS! So glad the hubs was around to help. The top crust was fine as it was in the fridge after being rolled and I learned that next time, I'll just chill both crusts post rolling in order to make them behave better.




Oh, one other crust-related issue. I created the most beautiful pinched top crust and it all fell off in the oven. I guess it was too heavy? The part that didn't fall off was burnt to all heaven so I used a sharp knife and cut it off. No one was the wiser. :D

Bottom line: DELISH! Another winner from Dorie.

25 comments:

Rigby said...

Your pie looks delicious! :)

Engineer Baker said...

Chilling the crusts definitely helps a lot. Adding raspberries sounds amazing.

Madam Chow said...

It sure looks like it turned out great. The key to pie crust is chill, chill, chill, and do not over-handle. You want pieces of butter throughout - you should be able to see them. If you start having trouble rolling out the crust, stop and refrigerate it, or freeze it for a few minutes. Those raspberries in there sound darn good.

Dianne said...

Sorry about your crust, but your pie still looks great!

Bumblebutton said...

Looks terrific! Despite chilling, my top crust 'melted' too--I suspect it has something to do with the extraordinary amount of fat in the dough, coupled with a hot kitchen. But yours looks great. I laugh because raspberries are FAR more expensive than blueberries where I live!

Christine said...

Your pie looks delicious!

Amy said...

Your pie looks amazing... even if you had a struggle with getting the pie dough into the pie plate... it can be tricky, I always fold my pie dough in half and then in half again and then transport it to the pie dish and unfold it.

Kayte said...

It looks beautiful...your first one, wow...you did a great job. Chilling the dough is key for handling it, I chilled it before rolling and then again after I had it fitted into the pie plate, so you might try that next time...and there should be a next time because you did a fine job of the first one!

Roni said...

Your pie looks awesome! Great job.

Pamela said...

First of all...have a great trip to Europe!! I agree that the chilling is definitely key in keeping these crusts easy to work with. Nicely done!

Steph said...

ooo.. raspberries.. even better! That berrie pie sounds delicious.

Katrina said...

looks great! Glad it worked out for you. The rasberry blueberry combo sounds tasty.

rainbowbrown said...

Darn pricey blueberries. The berry combo sounds yummy. I'll have to go that route sometime.

Anne said...

Yum, the raspberries sound like a perfect addition! Great job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I love it when I can recruit my squeeze to assist in the kitchen, nothing like a man dusted in flour! ;-)

Liliana said...

Raspberries and blueberries - great combination. Your pie looks soo good! I also had issues with the pie crust.

Mara said...

wow you did fabulously...!! i love it. my crust was not friendly either..hehe. i used frozen TJ's blueberries, love them. a bag for like $3.00!

Jenny said...

Nice pie! I find it surprising that raspberries are less expensive than blueberries - here a pint of blueberries is $1.99, whereas 1/2 pint of raspberries is $3.99!

bakingwiththeboys said...

Yum. I love a mixed berry pie even more than blueberry alone. Great choice.

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Your pie looks great--the raspberry blueberry combo sounds fantastic!

PheMom said...

Very, very pretty!

Carol Peterman said...

You have mastered the most important skill in cooking; trim off the burned bits and emerge from the kitchen like a star!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

It is just about teatime and this would have been so delicious!

Jules Someone said...

That's one fine looking pie!

Barbara said...

Good work! I'd never have guessed about the burned/falling-off crusts -- good save!