Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TWD: Blueberry Nectarine Pie

Summer is meant for fruit pies and ice cream.  I was a little worried when I saw the fruit combo for this pie, however.  I love a good blueberry pie (thought I don't like raw blueberries).  I love a ripe nectarine (though I can't stand them cooked).  Somehow, this came together in an amazing fashion.


Although I am sure that the crust recipe in the book is a good one, I stuck to my tried and true Cook's Illustrated vodka pie crust.  I know that it works for me every time.  I whipped it up and put it in the fridge to chill.  In the meantime, I started with the filling.  The recipe had me cook up some of the fruit and add the fresh to the cooked.  I started with frozen berries, so I cooked all of them to work out some of the moisture.  I also added a bit of cornstarch and water to thicken the fruit.  I didn't want to take chances.  The boy could not stop asking to taste a bit more of the filling - you know - to see if it needed more lemon juice....


My crusts rolled out beautifully.  The cooled filling was the perfect amount for my deep-dish pie pan.  The boy took care of the egg wash.




I hate when I cut the slits off center.  Ah well.  It came out looking and smelling delicious!




You'd think I'd know by now not to cut into a pie when it is still warm because the juices all run out and you don't get a solid slice.  I'm sorry.  I couldn't help myself.




And then the next day, when it was cool and set, I had a bit with ice cream. I even waited long enough to photograph it.  


This is a great fruit combo.  I would absolutely make it again!  Go check out the blogs by Liz and Hilary.  They have the recipe.  Then go make it yourself.  

15 comments:

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Love the look of your pie (so nice to see that you had some help too). Your pie crust has a wonderful color and I think that a bit of vanilla ice cream was just perfect with it too!

Have a good week!

Flourchild said...

Nothing better then pie and ice cream! It looks great! I used my favortie pie crust recipe too:)

Cynthia L. said...

What a cute helper you have! I bet he enjoys all of your baking! Nice looking pie.

Maggie said...

Your pie looks lovely! I'm going to cut my next one like that on the top for sure. I'm glad I tried this crust recipe but it definitely won't be my go-to one in the future.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

Since your pie turned out perfectly golden and juicy, some vanilla ice cream was definitely needed! Would love to know more about that vodka pie dough...sounds so good!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I'll take a piece right now with that ice cream! Looks great! :)

smarkies said...

vodka pie dough sounds very interesting. Pie and ice cream - yum!

Marlise said...

Your pie looks great, even if the slits were off center. LOL!

Catherine said...

Great looking pie and such a nice helper too! Catherine http://praycookblog.com

Cher Rockwell said...

That is a great pie crust recipe.
Your pie came out beautifully - and it is way to hard to avoid cutting into a warm pie. I don't appreciate delayed gratification that much...

Amanda said...

Your pie looks perfect!

Sweet and That's it said...

Where I grew up, we never had ice cream with pies... I definitely have to start this "tasty habit".
Your slice looks wonderful!

I'm At Home Baking said...

Looks yummy!

Teresa said...

I really like trying the various pastry recipes that we've been making here and in French Fridays - it makes me think about the construction and filling I'm using and what would work best. That said, every pie that's used the Cook's Illustrated crust looks absolutely perfect. I'm going to have to track that recipe down1

Kayte said...

Gorgeous pie, really lovely. Oh, and in case you haven't noticed it living with The Boy every day like you do, there is a definite increase in space between The Boy and the countertop these days. He has taken a growth spurt...and is oh so cute...are you ready for this?