Thursday, August 9, 2012

Blueberry Lime Pie


Blueberry Lime Pie!

A little shocked at the combo?  That's because it's shocking!  My tongue was shocked (in a good way) every single time I took a bite.  My eyes saw blueberry pie and my tongue tasted blueberry with a tingle of lime!  We devoured this pie.  The original recipe from this month's Self magazine was supposed to have meringue on top...but I utterly failed at this.  Hopefully the next time I try I will be able to use the tips I got from my friend Stephanie to make it happen.
...wish I had more of this pie to eat right now...
Ingredients:
  • DIY crust from previous post!
  • 4 cups (or 2 pints) blueberries (thawed if you used the frozen kind like I did)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant tapioca (my alteration)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (I'm proud to say I actually squeezed a lime for this!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Earth Balance butter replacement to do the pie with (optional, I didn't do this)
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Toss together (in a large bowl) the blueberries, brown sugar, tapioca, lime zest, lime juice and salt.
  • Add to pie crusted pie plate
  • Dot with butter replacement (optional)
  • Put on bottom rack in the oven and bake for 30 minutes (crust should become golden).
I served this with a little bit of Lactaid Cookies and Cream Ice-cream...simply because I was feeling a little gluttonous.  

So I would really love to hear how this turns out for everybody!  I know the lime blueberry will be fun for you to try and maybe we can think up some ways to make it even better!

Also, random fact.  This pie I guess helps relieve sore muscles so eating before or after an aggressive workout will benefit you (does that mean eating it BOTH before AND after would be even better? :-p haha)

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