Sunday, May 16, 2010
Blueberry Glacé Pie - Blue Monday
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I am readying myself for a feast of epic proportions. Tomorrow is Bob's birthday and I've spent a good part of the day preparing for the celebration. Bob is a pie person, so, while there will be a token cake holding a passel of candles, the real emphasis will be on some of his favorite pies. The pie I'm featuring today has been around for quite awhile. Before image consultants took it uptown, it was called an icebox pie. For better or for worse, it's now referred to as a glacéd pie. Fortunately, it has remained easy to do and it's a wonderful recipe to have on hand for berry season. It is a pure berry tart and, unlike many icebox pies, this one has no custard filling. While I used a crumb crust for this occasion, short crusts are also wonderful with this tart. Be sure to use fresh berries when making this pie. Frozen berries exude too much liquid and will keep the filling from setting properly. Those of you who love fruit will love the zen-like simplicity of this pie. Here's the recipe.
Blueberry Glacé Pie...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup water
3 to 4 cups fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur
1 8 or 9-inch pastry shell, baked
Optional: whipped cream for garnish
1) Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Whisk in water. Stir in 1 cup blueberries. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and cook until very thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, lemon juice and orange liqueur. Let cool.
2) Fold reserved blueberries into blueberry sauce. Refrigerate for 1 hour. When chilled, spoon into cooked pastry shell and refrigerate for 1 hour longer. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
You might also enjoy these recipes:
Strawberry Glace Tart - One Perfect Bite
Chocolate and Hazelnut Pie with Vanilla Cream - One Perfect Bite
Apple Custard Pie with Streusel Topping
This post is being linked to:
Smiling Sally - Blue Monday