Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sweet Melissa Sundays: Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie
Another Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe outside my comfort zone. For some reason I wasn't all that jazzed to make this recipe. I can't exactly explain why. I like lemon and blueberry together. Maybe it because I find pies to be a bit intimidating. But once again, I'm soooo glad I baked along this week! This pie is really delicious.
It makes an excellent breakfast (most any dessert makes an excellent breakfast in my opinion). The taste of the lemon custard was reminiscent of a lemon bar...not too tart, not too sweet...but just the right amount of citrus tang and sweet. I was a little short on the blueberries because the grocery had a paltry selection to choose from. So I only used 1 pint (rather than 1 1/2 pints). But in my opinion 2 pints would have been just fine. The blueberries were nice and plump and sweet. I only wish there would have been more.
I used the all butter crust recipe and it did shrink up a little as reported by other SMS bakers. I always find that when I blind bake a crust and then add filling and bake again, it always comes out darker than I'd like and not as tender. The filling was a snap to put together and it set up in just over 40 minutes in the oven.
Gotta add fresh whipped cream! It's really the perfect finish on this great pie.
To get the recipe check out Lulu the Baker. Thanks for hosting this week Melissa! See the beautiful pies from the very talented bakers of Sweet Melissa Sundays.