Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk "Pie" - SMS

I've mentioned before pie crust and I don't get along very well. I think it knows my fear. I need to overcome it! For this recipe, however, I used a ready made crust. The flavors in this pie are my favorites. I love all things lemon and when you add blueberries, it just doesn't get any better. Blueberries were something like $4.50 a pint at the store. Bummer!! Lucky for me, I had some in the freezer. Blueberries freeze well and are a close substitute for fresh.

I decided to use a deep dish pie pan. I like the the look of the fluted edges. I think this may have been a mistake. My pie took FOREVER to bake. My oven tends to run a little hot, so I always set the oven for about 10 minutes less than the bake time. After setting my timer for the additional 10 minutes, I read the recipe again wondering what I had done wrong. As near as I could tell, NOTHING!! Not sure how long I ended up baking this pie. I am thinking it was somewhere around 60 or 70 minutes.

When I went to cut the first piece, I couldn't cut through the crust. Ok great, now I can't do pie crust with a ready made crust either???? I think it may have had something to do with how long this pie baked. No photograph of a piece of pie because there were no pieces. The dessert worked better in a bowl. The filling is delicious, a beautiful lemon flavor that matches so well with the blueberries. I would like to try this one again.



This week's recipe was chosen by Melissa at LuLu The Baker. Stop by her blog for the recipe and what I am sure is a beautiful SLICE of pie. You can find the links to all of the other SMS gals here.

24 comments:

  1. OH Julie. I love your pie. You will feel better when for your trials, when you see mine. I am uploading now. I stayed up all night and my pie failed.

    I tell my class how we learn from our mistakes. I don't know what my mistake is.

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  2. It seems like a few people had issues with the recipe so don't feel bad! The filling sounds absolutely scrumptious though. I'm pretty sure lemon and blueberries were made for each other.

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  3. It does indeed look great and as long as the filling tasted great then you can blame the stupid person who did the ready made crust ;-)

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  4. Don't feel bad, I'm not good at making pie crusts either. This recipe sounds wonderful!

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  5. This sounds really wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Your pie is beautiful! I would have never known you had a problem with the crust. I guess after reading about your mishap I'm glad I wasn't able to find my deep dish pie plate since that is what I was planning to use until it went up missing! I'm glad you got to enjoy this in a bowl :)

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  7. I'm not a baker at all and it looks great! but I love how you fixed it by making it a "bowl" dessert!

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  8. Crust seems to be a common nemesis! I always struggle with it too. I did the all butter crust this time and it shrunk up and got browner than I'd hoped. Oh well! Your pie look fantastic! I love the deep dish. Pie in a bowl is just as good on a plate! ;)

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  9. I love your photo Julie! The blueberries look so vibrant and fresh. I completely skipped the pie crust this week in favor of a graham cracker crust, and wish I hadn't as it didn't go very well :)

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  10. Your pie looks beautiful! The lemon slice in the middle adds such a wonderful touch. This was my first time making my own pie dough and I was not too successful. Regardless I had fun baking along with you guys for the first time.

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  11. Pie crust and me don't get along either. One day I hope to face my fear. :) That is one gorgeous looking pie you've got though!

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  12. Your pie looks gorgeous, even if you couldn't slice it. The filling was the best part, so as long as you got to eat that part, I think it was a success! Thanks for baking with me this week.

    --Melissa

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  13. Too bad it didn't work out, but at least it looks beautiful! Pie crusts are the hardest things to make.

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  14. Well, your pie sure looks pretty! And I can just imagine the taste... yum! I wonder if you needed more time because of the frozen blueberries. Serving in a bowl was a perfect solution!

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  15. Thanks for the chuckle...LOL. I've ruined recipes with premade crusts too. Now I don't feel so worthless.

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  16. The pie is beautiful piled high with your blueberries even if it didn't slice out just right. I still think it's how a recipe tastes that matters anyway =)

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  17. Lemon and blueberry just sing together!! I don't have a deep dish pie pan, must get one!

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  18. I haven't had breakfast yet and I'd kill for a slice of this. Okay.... I'd slightly injure someone.

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  19. Your pie looks beautiful! I made a half recipe in a shallow weird-size (seven-inch?) pan and it baked perfectly, so a shallow dish may be the way to go.

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  20. The flavors of the blueberry and lemon sounds wonderful. I wonder why that darned crust didn't work, though. This puzzle sounds worth figuring :) Great picture!

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  21. Hope you can find the Marie Callendar's crust. My sister lives in Texas and she said she can only find it during the holidays. I told her to stock up. It looks great even if it didn't hold together. Who cares! Yum, great flavor combination.

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  22. i love that picture-your pie looks great!

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  23. I hate when you can't figure out what goes wrong with a recipe. That filling does sound wonderful though and like it could be enjoyed with or without a crust.

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