We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia-Blueberry-Nectarine Pie

I will be baking a Blueberry-Nectarine Pie for the month of July as a TWDBWJ member. I found the actual recipe at the Baking With Julia TV website. Stay tuned for my creation and photos. The plan is to have this for dessert on the 4th of July!!

The Filling
3 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups sliced nectarines
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Large pinch of grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

The Crust
1/2 recipe Flaky Pie Dough
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water, for egg wash
Crystal or turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
Makes 6 - 8 servings
Put half of the fruit in a medium saucepan, add sugar, flour, and lemon zest. Stir to mix. Bring to a soft boil, stirring constantly, and simmer until liquid thickens. Remove from heat, transfer into a bowl and stir in the uncooked fruit. Taste liquid, and adjust flavoring by adding lemon juice. Let cool.
Cut dough in half and on a lightly floured work surface roll one half into an 11-inch circle. Fit crust into a 9-inch cake pan with 1-inch-high sides. Allow excess dough to hang over sides. Roll remaining piece of dough into a 10-inch circle. Spoon the cooled filling into the pie shell and dot with butter. Trim the overhanging dough to 1/2 inch. Lift the 10-inch circle of dough onto the pie, aligning edges of top crust with bottom crust. Fold both layers of overhanging dough under to create a thick edge around the rim of the pan. Crimp with fingers, creating scallops every 2 inches around the rim. Press the tines of a fork against the flat scallops to decorate. Paint with egg wash and sprinkle with crystal sugar. Cut 4 to 6 slits in the crust and chill for minutes.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. Place pie on a parchment lined pan and bake 50 minutes or until crust is golden. Let cool 30 minutes before cutting.

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