I love pie. Apple, pecan, peach, coconut creme (especially the coconut creme pie from Dahlia Bakery — omg)…I love it all. That’s why I was so excited when the Daring Bakers Challenge for June was all about pie.
Rachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens! Cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, even crack pies! There’s nothing like pie!
The suggested recipes Rachael provided were incredible and I really wanted to bake multiple pies, but alas, only had time for one so I picked blueberry, my mom’s favorite.
I’m on a constant quest to perfect my pie-making skills so I tried a new pie crust recipe from Allrecipes. To challenge myself a little more, I decided to do a lattice top, my first. Despite looking at multiple online tutorials I still had to re-do my lattice, lol. But it was worth it. The lattice added some flair.
For my filling, I winged it and unfortunately didn’t write down my measurements, but it essentially contained the basics: blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice, corn starch, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. The filling was pretty simple, but I think that allowed the flavor of the blueberries to really shine. I’m sure I will be making this pie/tart again and will be sure to post my recipe.
The pie was delicious, but as you can tell from the picture my crust preparation could use a little more practice. I have a feeling my family and co-workers won’t mind. :-)