Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie and Henry VIII



I've wanted to watch The Tudors for a while. So, this past Sunday, I had a little get-together for the first two episodes of the show and Dorie Greenspan's double-crusted blueberry pie. To keep my baking muscles in shape, I joined Tuesdays With Dorie. This week's recipe from Baking: From My Home To Yours (pages 361-363) was selected by Amy of South In Your Mouth.

I'd say the pie, with its rustic decadence, definitely paired well with the show. Watching Henry VIII whine, pout, and whore his way through his time as king is really entertaining and worthy of an excellent dessert. On a food-related side note, Henry VIII ends up looking an awful lot like Mario Batali. I'm not sure how the producers think that Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will end up looking like MB, but whatever. He's pretty and petulant. Oh, a heads-up to those considering The Tudors: there's a lot of gratuitous boobage.

Great, my first post for the group and I'm talking about boobs.

Right, back to the pie.

The one thing I love about fruit pies is that they're easy to make. This pie took about 3 hours, including chilling the dough. Take Dorie's failproof crust and add macerated blueberries. The crust stayed flaky and crisp, even when I accidentally broke the top crust while transferring it to the pie plate. It had to be rolled back into a ball, re-chilled, and rolled out again. Despite all of the handling, it baked into a crisp and flavorful crust.

It's a fantastic dessert, with the blueberries being both rich and refreshing at the same time. Paired with French vanilla ice cream, it's a moment of indulgence.

Henry VIII would approve.

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Rebecca said...

You're not a member of TWD until you've mentioned boobs. ;)

I need to try this pie crust AND The Tudors.

moowiesqrd said...

Thanks for dropping by, Rebecca. I consider myself initiated. ;)

MetroSD said...

The pie turned out fantastic. Undoubtedly the best blueberry pie I've ever had. The crust was wonderful...crispy in a buttery way, not the usual chalky way. And the filling tasted like real blueberries, not flavored glop. Really delicious!

Barbara said...

Welcome! Love your pie and love your sense of humor!

moowiesqrd said...

MetroSD- Awww, shucks! Thanks! I can't thank you enough for always being a gracious guinea pig for my creations.

Barbara- Thanks for dropping by!

MetroSD said...

Well, you know how you have to twist my arm! ;-)

Barbara said...

Welcome! Love your pie and love your sense of humor!

Rebecca said...

You're not a member of TWD until you've mentioned boobs. ;)

I need to try this pie crust AND The Tudors.

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