Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Blueberries galore!


At this time of year, blueberries are seemingly overflowing from the supermarket shelves so it was fortunate timing that the TWD pick this week was Dorie's Double Crusted Blueberry Pie. Now I've made pies many times before but I've generally stuck to apple pies, so this was a chance to try something different. Besides, M absolutely loves blueberries.

Since baking the scrumptious TWD treats every week has taken a toll on my waistline, I decided to make just one fourth of the recipe and make an individual portion of this pie. Sure it was a lot of work to make just one serving of this but not having to sit around and resist a barely eaten 9 inch pie made it worthwhile!

I was skeptical about using bread crumbs to line the inside of the pie crust as I was worried that this would make the filling too "doughy" but I have to say that you really don't notice it in the taste and it definitely helps keep the base of the crust from getting too soggy. A good trick for future pie-making endeavours.

M and I shared the pie for dessert on Sunday night, and needless to say, we licked the bowl clean.

For the recipe, please click here.

39 comments:

allison said...

Your individual pie looks great! This was the first recipe for which I didn't reduce the servings. I ended up being happy to have a full pie...it's great.

Amy said...

I love your individual pie! I am going to need to cut my recipes too!

Engineer Baker said...

What a perfect serving size for two - I never used to cut recipes down, but I think TWD is forcing me to!

Marie said...

Your pie looks fantastic! Well done you!

Prudy said...

I love your little pie. The single pic is making me wish I had shown a little more constraint with my post. Also with my waistline. I can't believe the way butter is flying out of my fridge. YOu were smart.

MacDuff said...

Those are gorgeous! I was also thinking about cutting down the serving size by making "hand pies," or little pocket pies.

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

I love the mini pie! I wish I would have done that!

Annemarie said...

Love your mini pie!

Susie Homemaker said...

I was also concerned about the bread crumbs - but they worked great!! Your little pie is too cute - I can't believe you made just ONE!

Dianne's Dishes said...

I love your mini-pie! It looks fabulous!

ostwestwind said...

The recipe is great, no wonder that you completely cleaned the dish. Great work!

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kim said...

i love your mini-portion pie, very cute!

PheMom said...

Very cute little mini pie. Great job!

Natashya said...

Very cute blueberry pie. Smart of you too, I just keep getting softer as the weeks go by! Great willpower Caroline!

Erin said...

Your pie looks great! I made 1/4 of a pie too. I really liked trying a blueberry pie too as something different from the usual pie.

Bumblebutton said...

Boy that sure is cute! Wish I would have cut the recipe--that crust was too much for me to handle!

Roni said...

Such a great idea! Love the mini-pie.

Amy said...

It looks so cute! I'm glad you enjoyed the pie!

April said...

You are much smarter than me! I too have been feeling the tightening of my waistband since joining TWD. I need portion control! Your pie is perfect.

Dolores said...

I also find I'm often needing to downsize the TWD and DB selections... to avoid outsizing my wardrobe. Great job on your mini pie!

giz said...

These individual servings are both really cute and so personal. There's nothing like giving someone their very own pie. In my family it would more like "yes, that's all you get"...

Dorie's recipes never seem to go wrong.

Good job!!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I made two 4,5 inch pies and I gave one away, but it was still too much! I didn't resist either, I had a slice for lunch today!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Oh, I'll testify to what Dorie does to the waistline. Must learn the Way of the Mini. ;)

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Steph said...

An individual pie is such a great idea! I probably would have done the same thing if I wasn't bringing it to a party. Your minipie looks great by the way! The crust looks really flaky.

Tiramisu said...

I love the idea of an individual pie. I always struggle with sweets and end up taking a "diet" slice of something.

Jules Someone said...

Cute cute cute! I gave in and made a whole pie. Oh well. ;-)

Linda said...

Your mini pie is so cute!

Shandy said...

Your individual pie is adorable and what a cute idea! Besides that, how romantic! =D

Beth G. said...

I was totally happy with the bread crumb idea too!! Yours is BEAUTIFUL!! Great job!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Adorable! What a great idea! Wish I'd thought of it. ;)

monica said...

I´m sure you did!If i had that tasty pie in front of me,i would too.It looks really yummi!

Kait said...

I *love* that ramekin. What a gorgeous photo.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

I just love that little pie in a ramekin. Good job!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

I just love that little pie in a ramekin. Good job!

Andrea said...

Adorable pie and beautiful photo! I think I'm going to have to start downsizing Dorie's amazing recipes too, I just can't say no to another piece!

Jess said...

Adorable little pie!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Very cute! I love the two serving size portion, I don't think we could get away with doing that considering we have three brothers who love dessert! Love it!
Esther

Jayne said...

That's so cute! Great job!

Jaime said...

look at your cute mini pie!