I expressed in this post my struggle to find refreshing summer desserts. Of course there is always ice cream, sorbet, or just fruit, but I’m talking baked desserts. Now, it is really hard for me to turn my oven on at all these days, as my kitchen is too far away from the 3 A/C units in the apartment to actually get cool. When I do turn it on, I try to leave the kitchen as quickly as I can to avoid standing in a sweltering room of misery. Luckily all I had to do for this beauty was pop it in for 30-40 minutes while I worked on wedding crafts in the cool living room. :)
Reasons I love this pie:
1-It is incredibly easy to make. 2- It is served chilled which makes it super refreshing on a scorching day. 3-It could be adapted with a number of different fruits and berries, which makes this my new go to pie recipe.
Making this pie is as simple as this, start with your favorite unbaked pie crust. (recipe for mine below.) Toss into it 3 cups of fresh blueberries, Top it with the “cream” mixture which is basically just cream, sugar, a bit of flour and in this case lemon zest. (If I make it with peaches later in the summer I think I’ll use cinnamon instead.) Then, bake the pie, let it cool after a few hours for chilling it is ready to be devoured. The original recipe suggested letting it chill in the fridge overnight, but since I have already admitted how much I hate overnight steps, I stuck it in the freezer for 2 hours and in the fridge for an hour or so until it was ready to be eaten. It was gooey, berry perfection.
Crust from Martha Stewart. Pie adapted from Taylor Takes a Taste