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.