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BlueBerryLatticePie

Blueberry Lattice Butterfly Pie

Late summer deliciousness

This may not actually be the last pie of the summer (Summer doesn't officially end until September 23rd!), but it was made from the last blueberries that we picked this season.

We found a new place to pick berries and I just love going there, even the ride there is gorgeous.


Rose's Berry Farm 2

See what I mean?

This is Rose's Berry Farm in Glastonbury CT. We also picked the raspberries for this pie there.

 

BlueberryLatticePie
Necessary piemaking ingredients and equipment (including laptop with Star Trek)

After Nick rolled out the bottom crust, we filled it by alternately layering berries with the flour/sugar/cinnamon mixture. There is less crushing of the berries (and easier cleanup) if it's sprinkled on in layers rather than mixed together in a bowl first. I cut the lattice with the back of a plastic knife. I just did it by eye, but if you're the persnickity type, you can measure and use a straight edge to guide the cuts.

 


ZANDA PANDA Kaleidoscope Butterfly Mold

I made the butteflies by dusting a Kaleidoscope Butterfly Mold with flour, pressing in some pie dough and flexing the mold to release them.

 

Butterflies
Butterflies on folded strip of foil

Next I made a strip of folded foil and creased it slightly to form a 'V' shape, to give a little lift to the butterfly wings. I baked them separately on the foil. I was concerned that they may brown too much or get covered in pie filling that might bubble over. Next time I might try arranging them on the pie before baking, but put them in the freezer for a bit beforhand.

 

Blueberry LatticveButterfly Pie unbaked
Lattice. I always put a little cream on the top crust before baking to give it a golden brown color.

Having and extra pair of hands helps tremendously when weaving the lattice strips. Nick alternately held up every other one while I placed the strips, which made it very easy.

I always put a little cream on the top crust of my pies. It gives them a lovely golden brown color.

The design around the outer edge crust is made by pinching the dough between thumb and forefinger and giving it a very slight twist.


Blueberry Lattice Butterfly Pie
Blueberry Lattice Butterfly Pie

I think that I would have gotten a prettier shot if we'd waited to take the photo in morning light, but it was much too enticing! There's nothing like that first piece of pie after waiting in anticipation for it to cool -and it was absolutely delicious!

 

RECIPE

For recipes and ideas for crusts made with vegetable shortening (Crisco), or a tart dough made with butter, see our 'Pie and Tart Topper' Section.

Blueberry pie filling for a 10" pie:

• Mix together
    1cup sugar
    1/2 cup plus a Tbsp of flour
    1 tsp cinnamon
    7-8 cups of fresh or thawed blueberries

• Sprinkle in layers with the blueberries

• Dot with about two Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces

 

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