Friday, July 2, 2010

PieDay Friday-Blueberry Muffin Pie

This is a three step pie that, thanks to the crust, envokes the flavor of blueberry muffins.  The idea was inspired by guess who....Dr. Pie Fiend.  After a month of trying to decide the best method for making a blueberry muffin inspired pie, I finally just dived right in and did it. The recipe below uses homemade vanilla pudding/pie filling and a homemade blueberry topping. If strapped for time or not in the mood to make this pie from scratch, you can use canned blueberry pie filling and instant pudding. I'm sure your family will forgive you. :)

Be sure to check out Between The Lines for a feature on my blog and an exclusive recipe for my Applesauce Pie! 504 Main also featured my Quick Strawberry Cheesecake recipe, be sure to stop by and show some love!









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Blueberry Muffin Pie


Vanilla Pie Filling
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups whole milk
4 egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in egg yolks followed by the milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking continuously until mixture thickens. Once mixture has thickened and comes to a low boil, continue cooking and whisking for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir until butter has melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.


Blueberry Topping


2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine 1 cup of blueberries with 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat until sugar has melted. Whisk together water and cornstarch and add to saucepan along with the lemon juice. Turn up heat to medium and cook until mixture comes to a full boil and has thickened. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to full boil and is clear and thick. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, fold in remaining blueberries.


Streusel Crust

6 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients with hands or pastry blender until crumbly. Press into bottom and up sides of a well greased, 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes or until lightly golden; do NOT over-bake. Crust will be slightly soft when taken out of oven, it will firm up as it cools.

Pie Assembly:
Once crust, pudding and blueberry topping have all cooled, fill crust with pudding and spread out towards edges. Top with blueberry mixture, leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch space around perimeter of pie.






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22 comments:

Design it Chic said...

I am following you now thanks to Friendly Friday!! It would be nice if you would share back the love here! Happy Friendly Friday!

even-star said...

love blueberries. love pie. love muffins. This is sooooo awesome!

new follower from nff

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Imagination-Cafe said...

Your blog looks good enough to eat. AWESOME!!

I'm here from Friday Follow Me and I'm your newest follower :)

Sandie lee
http://imaginationcafeblog.blogspot.com

Kel said...

Andrea- Thanks for joining me on Between the Lines! Although now, I'm not sure which recipe I want to make first. They both sound so yummy!!! Have a great weekend!

Jenna said...

I am here from FF and your newest follower. I'd love it if you could come visit/follow me at:

www.momsbalancingact.com

Teresa said...

I probably should have eaten breakfast before reading it. This is so unique and looks so very tempting.

Sharon's New Life said...

Yummy, this pie sounds fabulous!
I'm your latest follower through Blog Hop Friday! I hope you'll stop by my blog at http://scfitz1972.blogspot.com and say hello.
Sharon☺

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.
Have a great day!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/i-tend-to-go-for-ordinary-people-friday-following/

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.
Have a great day!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/i-tend-to-go-for-ordinary-people-friday-following/

Busy Working Mama said...

Hi! Hi! I'm following you from Friendly Friday! I host reviews/giveaways and blog about life/family/gardening/recipes at:

www.busyworkingmama.com

I love your recipes and have been looking for more cooking/recipe blogs to follow :) TGIF!

wacki04 said...

New follower from Fun Friday Follow! Would love for you to return the favor :)

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Amy Walker said...

New follow from Friday Follow! Look forward to learning some new recipes here!
Amy @ www.thecheapandchoosy.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Looks delicious! Stopping over from New Friend Friday.

Rachel

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Excellent pie! It looks delicious! I don't make too many pies but I do make an exception now and then. I found you through Kel's blog and that applesauce pie looks fantastic, thanks!

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

This looks really good! I'm visiting from Blog Hop Friday. I already follow you. Have a great weekend!

mommalovesmee said...

following you through friendly friday
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Suzy said...

Can't be summer blueberries! Your pie looks delish.

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

YEA!! I am following you too. Love your blog design.
Have a great weekend.
Cindi
http://littleyayasandblessed.blogspot.com/

Olivia said...

Yum! Sounds very good!
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lanni @ dandygiveaway.blogspot.com said...

hi! your blog looks delish! following you from the bloghop:)

Jerri said...

Great looking pie! Sounds delicious!

Thanks for linking up with me!

Holly said...

Oh my! You are killing me with all of these wonderful desserts...my weakness for sure. Blueberries are healthy though!

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