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22.7.11

BLUEBERRY PIE


I picked these blueberries the day before and when I had left over pie pastry from today’s strawberry rhubarb pie marathon, I thought, why not a blueberry pie? Including the ten cherry pies I made two weeks ago, sorry no photos or write up of those, and the 5 pies I made today we now should have enough frozen pies to last the longest of winters. I am not freezing this blueberry pie though it is getting eaten with vanilla ice cream at the moment. Just at the off chance that you will be using frozen berries, do rinse and dry the blueberries before they make their way into a pie.

1/2 recipe of pie pastry
2 cups blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
sprinkling of salt
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1-1/2 Tbsp butter
1 egg yolk + 1 tsp water

• Line a 9 inch pie plate with pie pastry.
• Place the blueberries in a bowl.
• Add the sugar, salt, flour, and cinnamon.
• Gently toss with hands as not to crush the berries.
• Pour the fruit mixture into the pie shell.
• Sprinkle the lemon juice.
• Dot the top with butter.
• Cut the remaining dough into 3/4” strips.
• Lay the strips down in a weave fashion
• Crimp the edges of the pie.
• Glaze the pastry with the egg yolk wash.
• Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes.
• Reduce heat to 350F and bake for 25 minutes longer.

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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. This is to my old on-line friends and visitors: policing the comment section for spam and answering questions has become a chore. Good wishes to you all, happy cooking and keep on feeding your people with good food.

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