Blueberry Pickin

We finally got around to picking some blueberries on Saturday. The farm we went to was only 10 mins away and it was $1.50/pound! So i'm pretty sure I'll be making a few more stops there before the season is out. It was fun though! They even had these handy-dandy buckets that buckle around your waist! Fanny pack style! We also talked with southern accents the whole time we were picking, bc it was just more fun that way. I would recommend it. 

Per Duke's request I made a blueberry pie when I came home, which was extremely delicious and extremely easy! Also my first time ever having blueberry pie!

Also, I cannot forget to mention that today is also my dad's birthday and Father's Day of course! (2 birds, one stone, thanks dad). So happiest of birthdays to him and I'm so grateful that he is my father!

I'll leave you with the pie recipe just in case you decide you want to make a delicious blueberry pie as well! 

Blueberry Pie

**I ALWAYS use the pillsbury rolled up crust from the dairy section. (not frozen) I'm a big believer in things made from scratch, but i think this crust tastes great and obviously super easy. So I will pretend you are using that crust too :) 

2 pie crusts
7-8 cups blueberries 
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP milk

Place blueberries in large bowl, and with your hands, mush up a few (recipe said  about a 1/2 cup's worth...i mushed like 1/4 that...) Add in sugar, flour, lemon zest and juice; stir to combine. Place bottom crust in pie dish. Spoon (or pour) berry mixture into pie dish. Slice up other crust (I use a pizza cutter) into about 1 inch strips. Arrange the strips in a lattice pattern and crimp up the sides to look pretty.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and milk. Brush lattice surface and pie border with egg wash. Refrigerate pie until firm, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack placed at the lower third. Line a baking sheet large enough to hold the pie dish with parchment. Place pie on the baking sheet and bake until crust begins to turn golden, about 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350. Continue baking until crust is deep golden brown and filling is bubbling in the center, about 40-50 mins more (I used about 6 cups of berries and my oven cooks fast, so i turned down the temp at 15 mins, and cooked for about 40 mins after that..also put tin foil on top after about 25 mins so it didn't overbrown the crust!)

Enjoy with a scoop of yummy vanilla ice cream (preferably Haagen Dazs or Blue Bell :)

1 comment:

  1. I highly approve of the blueberry picking with southern accents. :D so fun.. an old pastime of mine.