As promised, tonight we’re concluding our Maine recipes (We won’t make you wait anymore Caroline! :) ), and what would a trip to Maine be without the traditional Maine Blueberry Pie. We couldn’t think of a more fitting end to both our trip and our Maine posts.
So without further adieu…We began by making a butter crust. I love to make pie crusts. I have several favorite recipes – the all-shortening crust for my Grandma’s blackberry cobbler and a shortening and butter crust for apple pies; but when it comes to blueberry pie, I like a good, all butter crust.
We started by sifting together the flour and salt and then we cut in the cold butter. I didn’t have my trusty pastry blender on hand at the cabin, so I used two knives to create coarse crumbs.
We then added the cold water to the flour and formed our dough, which we divided into two portions. The dough then chilled in the fridge for an hour.
While the dough refrigerated we prepared the blueberries by adding a bit of sugar, flour and lemon juice. Again we’re keeping it simple.
We set the blueberries aside and pulled the dough from the fridge. We rolled out the larger of the two portions for the bottom crust. We didn’t have a rolling-pin at the cabin, so we used an empty wine bottle with plastic wrap. (A little tip I remember reading over at Sally’s Bewitching Kitchen at some point in time.)
We then placed the rolled out dough into a pie dish and added the blueberry filling.
We topped the blueberries with a bit of butter, rolled out and placed the top crust over the dish.
We cinched the crusts together, brushed an egg wash over the crust and added a few holes for venting. We then popped the crust into a 400F oven for 40 minutes.
We couldn’t wait to dig into this golden brown beauty.
And we didn’t. Well, we waited long enough to let it stop bubbling, but then we got right to it.
It doesn’t get much better than this…until that is, you add vanilla ice cream! Yum!
As you can imagine this juicy, blueberry deliciousness easily got 4 spoons all around. It was the perfect way to end our trip to Maine. As was this beautiful sunset on our last night at the cabin.
We’ll be back on Sunday evening with a recipe from our new international destination chosen by Miss A. In the meantime, make sure to stop by Linda’s delicious blog, Savoring Every Bite, and check out her scrumptious Medjool Date and Walnut Bread that she’s cooked up for the Swanson’s Blogger Recipe Contest. Good luck Linda!
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