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blueberry and strawberry pie

Sunday. 06. 22. 2008.

Midsommar paj

I used to think that pies are so hard to make. Probably because you hear about how the dough is super finicky to make. But it turned out to be quite simple and frankly I’m not picky with things like super flaky pie crusts. As long as it tastes good.

So here’s the recipe for the blueberry and strawberry pie I made for the midsommar fest. The pie form I have is 28 inches. Adjust recipe as needed to fit the form you have.

Ingredients:

Pie dough:
350g flour
150g cold butter (cut into small pieces)
pinch of salt
1dl white sugar
2 egg yolks
couple tablespoons of water

Filling:
approx. 300g frozen blueberries
approx. 5-6 strawberries sliced
a couple table spoons of powdered sugar
leftover pie dough for decoration
leftover egg whites

Steps:

1. Mix egg yolks, sugar and butter together. Work in flour and salt with fingertips or fork until it’s kind of mealy. Add enough water to bind the dough. Wrap dough in plastic and place in freezer for about 30 minutes.

2. Take out stiff dough and work pieces of the dough into the pie form. Put remaining dough back into freezer and use for decoration later. Put the pie form back into the freezer and freeze for about 20 minutes.

3. Blind bake the pie crust at 200ºC for about 15-20 minutes. While the crust is baking, mix frozen blueberries with powdered sugar. Make sure all the berries are coated with the sugar.

4. Fill pie crust with the blueberries and place slices of strawberries on top. Take out the remaining pie dough and cut into decorative pieces. I chose diamonds because it was easy. You can use a small cookie cutter to cut the dough if you want. Brush egg white over the pieces of dough and the edge of the crust.

5. Bake pie for about 15-20 minutes or until the dough on the top of the pie looks done. Let the pie cool and serve with vanilla sauce, ice cream or whipped cream.

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