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There is a version of this same CI Blueberry Pie w/ pie crust REC included. I love their
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Posted to Thread #24253 at 3:08 pm on May 2, 2013
pie crust, too, so will add that part to what cheezz has already posted==>
Cook's Illustrated Blueberry Pie
This recipe was developed using fresh blueberries, but unthawed frozen blueberries (our favorite brands are Wyman’s and Cascadian Farm) will work as well. In step 4, cook half the frozen berries over medium-high heat, without mashing, until reduced to 1 1/4 cups, 12 to 15 minutes. Grind the tapioca to a powder in a spice grinder or mini food processor. If using pearl tapioca, reduce the amount to 5 teaspoons. Vodka is essential to the texture of the crust and imparts no flavor; do not substitute.
Makes one 9-inch pie
Foolproof Pie Dough
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (12 1/2 ounces), plus more for work surface
1 teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons sugar
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup vegetable shortening , cold, cut into 4 pieces
1/4 cup vodka , cold (see note above)
1/4 cup cold water
6 cups fresh blueberries (about 30 ounces) (see note)
1 Granny Smith apple , peeled and grated on large holes of box grater
2 teaspoons grated zest and 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
3/4 cup sugar (5 1/4 ounces)
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca , ground (see note)
Pinch table salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter , cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 large egg , lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water
1. For The Pie Dough: Process 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, and sugar in food processor until combined, about two 1-second pulses. Add butter and shortening and process until homogenous dough just starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds; dough will resemble cottage cheese curds and there should be no uncoated flour. Scrape bowl with rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around processor blade. Add remaining cup flour and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around bowl and mass of dough has been broken up, 4 to 6 quick pulses. Empty mixture into medium bowl.
2. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together. Divide dough into 2 even balls and flatten each into 4-inch disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.
3. Remove 1 disk of dough from refrigerator and roll out on generously floured (up to 1/4 cup) work surface to 12-inch circle, about 1/8 inch thick. Roll dough loosely around rolling pin and unroll into pie plate, leaving at least 1-inch overhang on each side. Working around circumference, ease dough into plate by gently lifting edge of dough with one hand while pressing into plate bottom with other hand. Leave dough that overhangs plate in place; refrigerate while preparing filling until dough is firm, about 30 minutes.
4. For The Filling: Adjust oven rack to lowest position, place rimmed baking sheet on oven rack, and heat oven to 400 degrees. Place 3 cups berries in medium saucepan and set over medium heat. Using potato masher, mash berries several times to release juices. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and mashing occasionally, until about half of berries have broken down and mixture is thickened and reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly.
5. Place grated apple in clean kitchen towel and wring dry. Transfer apple to large bowl. Add cooked berries, remaining 3 cups uncooked berries, lemon zest, juice, sugar, tapioca, and salt; toss to combine. Transfer mixture to dough-lined pie plate and scatter butter pieces over filling.
6. Roll out second disk of dough on generously floured (up to 1/4 cup) work surface to 11-inch circle, about 1/8 inch thick. Using 1 1/4-inch round biscuit cutter, cut round from center of dough. Cut another 6 rounds from dough, 1 1/2 inches from edge of center hole and equally spaced around center hole. Roll dough loosely around rolling pin and unroll over pie, leaving at least 1/2-inch overhang on each side.
7. Using kitchen shears, trim bottom layer of overhanging dough, leaving 1/2-inch overhang. Fold dough under itself so that edge of fold is flush with outer rim of pie plate. Flute edges using thumb and forefinger or press with tines of fork to seal. Brush top and edges of pie with egg mixture. If dough is very soft, chill in freezer for 10 minutes.
8. Place pie on heated baking sheet and bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue to bake until juices bubble and crust is deep golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes longer. Transfer pie to wire rack; cool to room temperature, at least 4 hours. Cut into wedges and serve.
Other messages in this thread:
- 24253. I have a couple of bags of blueberries in the freezer... can we start a blueberry thread? I need the - DawnNYS - 8:13pm on 05/01/13 (38)
- Jam? [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 8:15pm on 05/01/13
- Blueberry muffins. It's my foundest memory from NYC :-) [NT] - EvaN - 8:16pm on 05/01/13
- Blueberry-Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting (Yes, from Epi, but still good.) ;) - ErininNY - 9:38pm on 05/01/13
- Blueberry Muffins (Jordan Marsh) [LINK] - Meryl - 10:00pm on 05/01/13
- Tons Of Blueberry Coffee Cake [LINK] - Meryl - 10:01pm on 05/01/13
- Looks delicious Meryl. Printed and thanks! [NT] - FloriSandy - 2:29am on 05/02/13
- You're very welcome! [NT] - Meryl - 3:45am on 05/02/13
- Another idea is to make a blueberry sauce and serve it over vanilla ice cream. I do that often. [NT] - Meryl - 10:04pm on 05/01/13
- Blueberry crumble came to mind. [NT] - barb_b - 10:54pm on 05/01/13
- Rec: Meryl's Strawberry Coffee Cake. I've made this using peaches and blueberries. All excellent! [NT] [LINK] - CynUpstateNY - 11:00pm on 05/01/13
- Or blueberry syrup for pancakes & waffles [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 12:07am on 05/02/13
- I like the following Blueberry Spread for topping ice cream, pancakes, toast, etc - Elenor - 1:12am on 05/02/13
- I have not tried these yet, but they look yummy - REC: Blueberry Cookies [LINK] - LisainLA - 1:15am on 05/02/13
- REC: Blueberry Crumble from CI -- I've made this a hundred times :) [NT] [LINK] - cheezz - 1:54am on 05/02/13
- I know you already made a pie but this blueberry pie from CI is out of this world [LINK] - cheezz - 1:56am on 05/02/13
- There is a version of this same CI Blueberry Pie w/ pie crust REC included. I love their - wigs - 3:08pm on 05/02/13
- I love the crust too - more tender than regular, but I do gluten free crust now :) [NT] - cheezz - 5:00pm on 05/02/13
- REC: Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze - MariaDNoCA - 2:22am on 05/02/13
- I like to make Fruit Pizza with blueberries and strawberries, especially for the 4th of July [NT] [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 2:26am on 05/02/13
- I LOVE this post - thanks to all for their contributions and Dawn for asking:) [NT] - deb-in-MI - 10:51am on 05/02/13
- Yippeeee, thanks everyone. This will keep me busy :o) [NT] - DawnNYS - 7:34pm on 05/02/13
- Another Blueberry Muffin recipe - sjs1952 - 1:12pm on 05/02/13
- Rec.: Blueberry-Lemon MINI Muffins - I thought Michael would post these, but ok...I will :) - MariaDNoCA - 3:09pm on 05/02/13
- Blueberry Buckle from Martha.... - MariaDNoCA - 3:17pm on 05/02/13
- REC: Blueberry Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake frm old Gail's in 2002 posted by Sandi in Hawaii [LINK] - wigs - 3:22pm on 05/02/13
- from NLB Rec: Overnight Blueberry Puff - MariaDNoCA - 3:23pm on 05/02/13
- Pat's Blueberry Spice Cake - MariaDNoCA - 3:26pm on 05/02/13
- and just because we need something to drink...Blueberry Mojito Cocktail - MariaDNoCA - 4:17pm on 05/02/13
- I know that I must have posted this before but here again is REC: Blueberry Cheese Pie... - charlie - 4:51pm on 05/02/13
- And here is charlie's Shortbread Cookie Crust REC to go w/ his Blueberry Cheese Pie==> [LINK] - wigs - 6:14pm on 05/02/13
- Thanks Wigs---I forgot to add it--after I told myself that I needed to do so---- [NT] - charlie - 11:57pm on 05/02/13
- Here is a link to when this was discussed in 2009, great recipes in here!! [NT] [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 6:32pm on 05/02/13
- REC: Spicy Blueberry Ginger Chutney [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 6:38pm on 05/02/13
- Thanks Heather (and everyone). I was thinking about this when I posted the request. [NT] - DawnNYS - 7:35pm on 05/02/13
- this post should be added to the favorite posts in T&T [NT] - AngAk1 - 8:35pm on 05/02/13
- Done [NT] - DawnNYS - 6:41pm on 05/20/13
- Yes, indeed. Those blueberry crumb bars. If the berries are superb, simple is best. [NT] [LINK] - Marg CDN2 - 3:59pm on 05/03/13
- Gay posted this winner a while ago REC: East Blue Hill Blueberry Coffee Cake by Maida Heatter... - charlie - 12:04am on 05/03/13