Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie


Time for Sweet Melissa Sundays again! This week our selection is Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie, picked for us to try by Melissa of Lulu the Baker, thank you Melissa! You can find the recipe here at Melissa's site. I had never made, let alone tasted a buttermilk pie, but being a fan of buttermilk and also lemon and blueberries, had to give this one a try.

I also just got a little tripod for my camera, and was excited to try it out and see if it improved my often unsharp photos that I used to attribute to shaky hands. What do you think?

Above is before baking, notice I used a tart pan instead of a pie pan, once again I have misplaced my pie plate! And I don't just have one, I should have at least two plus my new deep dish one. Oh-well. I used a new pie crust recipe I found on all recipes that uses oil instead of butter or shortening, it turned out nicely, but a bit underdone I think, probably should have prebaked the crust longer than the 10 minutes I let it prebake for.


The pie looked done at 30 minutes, I took it out and started making the blueberry topping. Which I changed up a bit...


The recipe calls for fresh blueberries but I could not find any at the store and settled for frozen, also the recipe calls for apricot preserves (that should be strained to remove the apricot chunks)and I used grape jelly to reduce the fussiness level (no straining needed). I also cooked it all on the stove for a couple of minutes, added a little sugar, and also a slurry of water and cornstarch to thicken the blueberry sauce. It turned out lovely.


I knew my kids would love this dessert and they did, I thought it was delicious as well, and guess what...even picky husband liked this one! I thought I would get lucky enough for him to try a bite but he ate a whole piece, even though he is not a blueberry fan. He said it was pretty good, and asked if I was proud of him for trying something new, yes honey, I am :)

18 comments:

Flourchild said...

Your pieis the best I've seen all day!! It looks soooo good..perfect!!! You are amazing!
Im glad your picky hubby loved it!

Julie said...

Beautiful!! I wish I had done mine in the tart pan. I did mine in a deep dish and it took forever to bake. Glad hubby liked it, that's always a plus!!!

Sweet and Savory said...

Great pie. Even greater hubby.

Candy Girl said...

Your pie looks beautiful! I cooked mine for the 40 minutes called for and I'm not confident it's going to fully set up. Fingers crossed!

Tracey said...

Your pie (and the photos!) look great! I made a few changes this week too, but my results weren't nearly as good as yours. I had never had a buttermilk pie either so it was fun to try this one. Glad it was a hit with the entire family!

ferji425 said...

All your pictures look gorgeous! I'm glad you had such a successful experience with this pie. I wish I could say the same. At least I had fun baking along with you guys for the first time =)

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The Bahens said...

Beautiful slice of pie! I'm glad your family loved it as much as we did. And since the filling doesn't bake up very tall, I think a tart pan is the way to go with the crust. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Gloria said...

LOL...I have to laugh at your picky husband! I have one of those too. He doesn't really care for dessert so getting him to try stuff is always a challenge. He hasn't tasted my pie yet...but I actually think he might like it. We'll see. Your photos are gorgeous! Congrats on the tripod...I've been thinking about getting one too. I love the way your topping looks with the blueberry goodness dripping down ths side. Good stuff!

Beth said...

This pie looks beautiful. I'm a real fan of blueberries so I'll have to try it out!

Tessa said...

I'm glad that it seems to have pleased your crowd! Your slice of pie/tart looks great. I'm interested in the pie crust using oil. What's your thoughts on how it went?

Ms Fifikins said...

Wow! That looks amazing! The combo of the blueberries and the lemona nd buttermilk was good, wasn't it!

nautical said...

mmmm...Yummy i will surely try this...

Nikki said...

i love the pictures of your pie! congrats on the tripod, i use mine all the time.
-nikki
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Two Hands Caricaturist said...

Mmm! Very delicious photos and blogging!

Kayte said...

Wow...this looks fabulous!

Jason said...

Looks great!

AnickH said...

i don't like very many kinds of pies but i definitely would like this one!

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