Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lemon Blueberry Pie #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl aka Avery:

This pie can't compare beauty-wise to the gorgeous pie our guest Kim Davis shared on Sunday. That was truly exceptional. All her baking is beautiful, as are her photos. But the flavor of this pie is fabulous, so "get over" my imperfect crust LOL and enjoy the flavor!

Memorial Day: I don't know about you, but on Memorial Day (which is coming up in a few days), I like to enjoy traditional fare with family and/or friends. Hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, chips and dip, fruit salad!  I like the same foods for the Fourth of July—food that makes me think All American.  After cherry pie and apple pie, the pie that makes me think American is lemon pie. 

Lemon pie also makes me think of my mother. She liked all things lemon—frozen lemon pie, lemon chiffon pie, lemon cupcakes, lemon bars, margaritas. (Okay, those are made with lime!) My mother was a hoot. She loved to throw parties. She loved having her friends around her. She loved her family. She loved to work and play golf and read. I look back now and think, wow, I had no idea I was so much like my mother. 


Which brings me back to Memorial Day. May we honor those who have fallen!

From Wikipedia: (some of which I knew, but some of which I didn't know. How about you?)

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the US for remembering those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. (Knew that.) The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last  Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War, 1868, established as a time to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. (Did not know that.)  By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate traditions (which were celebrated on different days) merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor ALL Americans who died while in the military service.

Thank you to all those who served or are serving! I love our country. We are blessed.

Lemon Blueberry Custard Pie

1 unbaked pie crust (I made mine gluten-free)

1 tablespoon butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour (I used gluten-free sweet rice flour)
3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 ½ lemons)
1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 full lemon)
2 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 egg whites
1 ¾ cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add flour (*or gluten-free flour if necessary), lemon juice and lemon zest. 

Beat in the egg yolks, then add the milk and mix until incorporated.

In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This takes about 3-4 minutes. 

Gently fold the egg whites into the lemon mixture. Pour the filling into the pie crust.

Scatter blueberries evenly over the top. You might want to push a few down. The pie will be full!

Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45- 50 minutes or until the filling is set.

TIP: Cover the pie with foil after 30 minutes to avoid too much browning!!!

* Remove pie from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. May be served room temperature if you want to make the pie earlier in the day.

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  1. I'm going to try this recipe. Sounds great, I love lemon anything and blueberries are very healthy so it has to be good for you!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Looks delicious! I love the mix of lemon and blueberries!

    1. Thanks, Holden. The blueberries give a nice extra texture to this one. ~ Daryl

  3. Lemon and blueberry? Sounds like a marriage made in heaven!
    And it looks lovely.

    1. Thanks, Libby. I was pretty proud of this. :) ~ Daryl

  4. Daryl, your pie sounds heavenly! I agree with Libby, lemon and blueberries are the perfect combination!!! I've also found that working with gluten-free crust is much more difficult than regular crust, which makes it harder to get that "perfect" look :)

    1. Not even a question, Kim, that "perfect" look with real flour is so different. I used to make pies all the time as a girl, before I needed to eat gluten-free, and I was pretty proud of those pies! I could crimp with the best of them. LOL ~ Daryl

  5. Your pie recipe sounds delicious. Love your books. Thank you for writing them.

  6. Oh that looks so good. (Diet is waivering). Back when I actually made pie crusts they usually looked like they'd been in an accident, but they always tasted fine. And really, that's all that matters! Saving this recipe for the future. . .

  7. looks good. I like peach pie- never had it until basic training.

  8. Yum... I love lemon and berries together! Thanks for sharing this recipe... it sounds like a must-try!