July’s pie of the month looked good and tasted better.
We came home from Michigan with ten pounds of blueberries. I had good intentions of baking a blueberry pie the following weekend for the World Cup finale, but we ended up watching in a bar downtown, and by the time we got home, we were too tired for pie. Too tired for pie!
I’ve made blueberry pies before, so the challenge this month was a lattice crust – and then I decided to make it harder on myself by doing a fancy cut-out crust AND a somewhat improvised recipe AND started all of this less than half an hour before we were supposed to be at the housewarming party for which I was baking.
I wanted a straightforward blueberry pie scented with lemon, and after failing to find a recipe that met my wishes, accomplished that with a pound and a half of frozen blueberries, the zest of three lemons, and a splash of almond extract.
The pie came out of the oven right as I got out of the shower, and we made it to the party two hours late, but just as the grilling wrapped up – so just in time for dessert! At the end of the night, we were left with one slice of pie, which N finished off with homemade ice cream. He proclaimed this among the best pies I’ve made – including his made-to-order birthday pie from a few months back. Not bad!
I’m hopelessly behind in blogging this year’s resolutions. Might as well start at the present and work backwards!
2 thoughts on “Pie of the Month: Lemon Blueberry”
Yum! Pie heaven!!
Oh my word, this is GORGEOUS! Consider me impressed. And also, if you decide to share the recipe, I’d love it… Blueberry with almond extract sounds like heaven to me.