Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie

Alright, this post is seriously photo-heavy--sorry. But I couldn't help it; I'm excited. It's my first week as a Tuesdays With Dorie baker and I couldn't be happier about my decision to join the group, or this week's recipe: Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie. Kudos to Amy of South in Your Mouth, who chose the recipe.

To be honest, most of my photos were taken of the one lonely single-crusted blueberry pie I made with leftover crust -- I just couldn't get over how gorgeous the filling looked spilling out of the ramekin. But despite my usual aversion to pie crust (it's weird, I know), I went for the full double-crust, and I'm so glad I did.

Dorie Greenspan made me a crust convert. Not just me, but the boyfriend, too. We're both die-hard crust haters and yet this one had us drooling. Go figure. Boyfriend (side note: one of these days I'll come up with a more clever nickname or go for the classier first initial) swears it's the sugar, but I have my doubts. I'm pretty sure Dorie Greenspan is just a magician.

And I felt like a magician too when I turned this:

Into this:

Using only these two handy dandy tools:

I didn't know if I could make the crust successfully without a food processor, but it wasn't even that hard with a basic pastry cutter, and I felt way more accomplished than if I had just pressed a few buttons. With that said, I still wouldn't have minded to have been able to use a food processor. Convenience is a beautiful thing.

More food porn below!

Visit Tuesdays With Dorie to find the full list of food bloggers participating in this week's event. Have fun!


Rebecca July 8, 2008 at 10:50:00 AM EDT  

Welcome to TWD! The blueberry filling spilling out of the ramekins looks gorgeous. I would have taken a ton of photos.

Crust-haters until now? Really?

Parker July 8, 2008 at 11:19:00 AM EDT  

I love the photos, really great. The double crust and blueberry look amazing. I also like the idea of individual ramekins.

Anne July 8, 2008 at 11:37:00 AM EDT  

Welcome to the group! I'm glad you had a great first week. I love the ramekin photos too. I'm glad Dorie converted you (she's changed my mind about lots of things, I love how this group gets us trying new things!)

Prudy July 8, 2008 at 1:16:00 PM EDT  

Welcome-and no apologies for the loads of photos. Not when your photos are soo pretty. Great work. I'm jealous of those blue ramekins.

Amy July 8, 2008 at 4:26:00 PM EDT  

Great Job! Your little pie looks so yummy and rustic! Welcome to TWD!

Christine July 8, 2008 at 6:53:00 PM EDT  

Welcome to TWD! I love your ramekins. Great job!

Kayte July 8, 2008 at 9:28:00 PM EDT  

Oh, my, never apologize for photos if they be such as these...very very nice. Great food, great photos, great post...thanks for sharing! Oh, and welcome!

Pamela July 8, 2008 at 9:50:00 PM EDT  

GORGEOUS pictures!! Welcome to TWD!! You did an amazing job.

Steph July 8, 2008 at 9:58:00 PM EDT  

Picture heavy posts are the best!! I also love how the filling oozed down the ramekin. Totally agree about the crust comment - I'm not a huge crust eater either, but this one was nice and flaky

Mevrouw Cupcake July 9, 2008 at 9:12:00 AM EDT  

Welcome aboard! Don't ever apologize for photo heavy posts, you've done a marvelous job, both on the pie and the post!

Kait July 9, 2008 at 11:06:00 AM EDT  

Thanks for all of the comments and the warm welcome, everyone! I can't wait to see how you all did (after work).

Roni July 9, 2008 at 4:52:00 PM EDT  

This is my first TWD week, too. Your pie looks awesome! The crust recipe was so good, I had a hard time leaving it alone... even when it was raw! :)

The Becketts July 9, 2008 at 7:42:00 PM EDT  

Your pictures are great!! Welcome!

The Queen of Quite a Lot July 9, 2008 at 10:37:00 PM EDT  

Your pie looks really nice. That's great that you guys have become crust converts! Welcome!

Barbara July 10, 2008 at 9:57:00 PM EDT  

Welcome! Lovely photographs, I especially loved the juices dripping down the ramekins. Luscious!

LyB July 11, 2008 at 10:33:00 AM EDT  

I love the pic of the blueberries! Food porn indeed! And your tiny pie looks fabulous. :)

Kimi July 14, 2008 at 9:10:00 AM EDT  

Great photos! I love a great blueberry dessert!

Jenny July 16, 2008 at 7:05:00 PM EDT  

Very nice!

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