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.

14 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! Love the pictures and the idea of dessert for breakfast. YUM!!!

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  2. Yum..your pie looks so shiny and tasty! I really would have loved to make this one! I would eat it for breakfast too!

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  3. You NAILED this recipe~! You used Melissa's butter crust too. So much better then how my try at the crust turned out. I am going to send you an email shortly with the recipe but I thought I would add a few notes to go with the recipe. I did not see your response until this morning, I'm sorry. I always look forward to talking to you =). BTW, your pictures are gorgeous!

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  4. Your pie turned out beautifully. I love lemon and blueberry together too. Looks like this recipe is a real winner!

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  5. That pie is a dream on a plate. Lovely, just lovely.

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  6. Fantastic. Just look at those photos. My goal is to have mine look like that.

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  7. Oh wow, your pie is stunning Gloria!! It definitely looks like you had the best results of anyone this week :) You'll have to share your secrets with us. Glad this one was a hit for you. I really wanted to like it but it was too tangy for me.

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  8. Yay! Finally a pie that turned out! Thanks for baking with me this week!

    --Melissa

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  9. Do you know how fun it would be if all of us in the baking groups lived in the same place? We would all be living at the gym and talking food while we were there! Thank you for checking out my apple caramel charlotte. Desserts like those are proud moments that make my world go round =).

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  10. Your pie looks absolutely gorgeous Gloria :)

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