Saturday, July 14, 2007

Blueberry Dreams


As a boy an event was a blueberry cream pie, but one day the recipe was lost. His mother had loaned it to someone, and later would never receive it back. However, a red recipe book would find its way into his daughter's hands by chance and she would recreate the pie. The blueberry cream pie would be savoured, complimented, and devoured by all.
My father was this boy. For the past 5 years, I have heard constant, whining and proding at my grandmother for a blueberry cream pie. She looked and looked and looked, but never found the recipe. I was then given an old Military wives cookbook from my other grandmother. I flipped through it that night and found the blueberry cream pie recipe. I knew that I had to make it.
And oh did I fall in love. Vanilla pudding folded into whipped cream. Licking my plate never tasted so good.

Blueberry Cream Pie

1 pkg vanilla pudding (don't use instant)
1.5 cups milk (I used whole)
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped (I used regular cream, not heavy, but the recipe called for heavy)
2.5 pints blueberries
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp lemon juic
2 tsp lemon rind
1 baked pie shell, cooled

Mix the pudding together as directed by the box, chill. After pudding is chilled, fold in whipping cream, and place in pie shell. Add 2 cups blueberries and the rest of ingredients into a saucepan, cook into thicken. After thickening, add rest of blueberries, and chill. Once blueberries are chilled add to pie. Chill.

*I suggest maybe doing it overnight. I did it all in one day and it is very time consuming, but well worth it. The pie needed to set more, before we cut into it, but it didn' take away from the taste. It just made a finger-licking mess.
*This not only was made for my father but for Weekend Cookbook Challenge #18!

16 comments:

lynn said...

How wonderful to have found the perfect recipe at long last! I love blueberries and will have to give this a try. It looks fabulous!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

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eatme_delicious said...

mmm that looks and sound really good. i'm not a huge fan of fruit pies but if you mix fruit with cream, then i think i'll be very happy. :)

Deborah said...

This sounds fabulous!

Culinarily Curious said...

I just got two pints of *amazing* blueberries from my CSA. I now know precisely how I'll us them. Thanks for sharing this family treasure!

Peabody said...

It looks beautiful...but I alas am allergic to blueberries so I will admire it from a far.

Paola said...

Yum! That pie looks fantastic! I love blueberries (hey, they are a powerfood!). Last year we vacationed in Alsace-Lorraine, France (known for their bountiful blueberries). I was luvky enough to taste the most wonderful blueberry tart in the world there!

paola

Patricia Scarpin said...

This is a pie totally worth whining for - it looks delish!

Dilip said...

great pie...looks devine....

sher said...

I agree with everyone else--this is fabulous. It's just the kind of pie that I love--so I've already decided to make this. Thanks!

kickpleat said...

wow, this looks beautiful and something i think my husband would absolutely love for dessert! me, i'm not too fond of fruit and cream/custard but i might just have to try it.

veron said...

Your dad must be really happy. What a great story! My hubby loves blueberries and I'm sure he will love this pie too!

Sara said...

Looks great and sounds pretty easy too. Thanks for taking part in WCC, come back soon!

kellypea said...

My husband's favorite -- and I think I have remnants of the military wives cookbook. It belonged to my mom...Your pie looks very tasty.

Kristen said...

This sounds wonderful! Your description and your amazing photo had my mouth watering. I'm glad you found the recipe!

Christina said...

I just found this recipe and wanted to know...in the ingredients you have 1.5 cups of milk...is that for the pudding or the blueberry topping?? Thanks!