I made pie this weekend. I made a very non-paleo pie, full of flour, butter, and sugar. I'm beginning to feel like a bit of a hussy, sending you mixed signals and all. The thing is, I was invited to my friend Leslie's cookout, and while I could have made a paleo dessert, I really wanted to show off my baking prowess. This pie did just that. So did I...'cus I told everyone, ya know.
In the spirit of an all too quickly passing summer, I made a blueberry peach pie.
Correction: I made a blueberry peach lattice pie.
With a homemade crust and hand-crimped edges, natch.
The only problem with this pie is that, even after sitting, it was still incredibly juicy. It had no effect on the taste, obvi, but it made serving more difficult, as you can see. Anyone have any ideas on how to get the juices to stand up a bit better? Don't look at this as a recipe disclaimer, just consider it an opportunity to eat pie with a spoon!
BTW, lattice crust is SO not hard to do! I found this tutorial excellent at demystifying the how-to.
Blueberry Peach Pie (adapted from Martha Stewart)
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
With machine running, add ice water (just the water, not the ice) in a slow, steady stream through feed tube. Pulse until dough holds together without being wet or sticky; be careful not to process more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount together: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour.
- 5 peaches, peeled and sliced
- 3 cups blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour (perhaps more flour would help the juices thicken)
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 egg, beaten
In a large bowl, combine peaches, blueberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice, toss to combine. Pour into pie plate, mounding in the center. Roll second disc of dough into a 12-inch round, 1/8 inch thick. Then either cut into strips for a lattice top and crimp edges, or leave whole and place on top and crimp edges. Cut a few vents on top. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove pie from refrigerator. Brush crust with egg wash, then sprinkle with sugar. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet to catch any potential overflow. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, until crust is browned at edges. Turn oven down to 350, bake for another 40-50 minutes.