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KNR, p. 295 “Blueberry Pie”

Here in the Eastern United States, the fresh blueberry season has come to a close, but if you’re an avid blueberry lover, you have plenty stockpiled in the freezer. Chin’s recipe takes advantage of the frozen blueberries available most of the year and is an easy go-to pie without a lot of fuss. Dress it up with ice cream (the photo shows Breyer’s Very Berry Cobbler ice cream) or whipped cream if you like, but nobody ever turned down his blueberry pie. I’ve even been known to have a slice for breakfast. Or as an afternoon snack with ice cream. It doesn’t last long at our house, and even better, nobody has keeled over yet after devouring a second helping. Enjoy!

Blueberry Pie

Chin Bawambi
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • pie crusts for lattice top pie
  • 5 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Prepare bottom crust and lattice pie crust strips and set aside.
  • Place frozen blueberries in large bowl.
  • In separate bowl, mix flour and sea salt together.
  • Add flour mixture to blueberries and toss together until blueberries are well-coated.
  • Add maple syrup and toss again.
  • Evenly spread pie filling mixture in bottom pie crust.
  • Place lattice strips on top of pie filling and weave together in lattice pattern, leaving a one inch overhang at both ends of the strips.
  • Tuck each of the lattice strips overhang under the edge of the bottom crust and crimp to seal.
  • Place pie protectors around the edges to keep the crust from over-browning.
  • Bake at 375 on center oven rack for 60-70 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice is bubbling.

Notes

Makes 9" lattice top blueberry pie.
We used amber maple syrup from northern New York.
Prep time listed does not include time for making the pie crusts.

 

KNR, p. 263 “Savory Rustic Tomato-Squash Pie”

 

This is the time of year for food that celebrates the vine-ripened tomatoes and squash, fresh from the overflowing garden. Paired with the Reduced Gluten Cheesy Rustic Pie Crust, Savory Rustic Tomato-Squash Pie is a substantial brunch, lunch, or even dinner with an extra slice. We switch back and forth between this recipe and the Summer Quiche, with distinctive flavors for each. Try them both – the garden produce is easier to give away if you cook it first before handing it to the neighbors. Just sayin.’

 

"Savory Rustic Tomato-Squash Pie"
Author: 
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 2 to 4
 
Ingredients
  • Reduced-Gluten Cheesy Rustic Pie Crust or your favorite large deep dish pie crust.
  • 1 large vine-ripened tomato, about 1.5 cups in 1/4” slices
  • 1 medium yellow squash, about 1.5 cups in 1/4” slices
  • 1 medium zucchini, about 1.25 cups in 1/4” slices
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced and divided
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced and divided
  • 3 Tablespoons sun-dried tomato with basil and olive oil (I use Bella Sun Luci Bruschetta)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup (3 or 4 types) cheddar mix, shredded + 3 Tablespoons
  • 1 Tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 3/8 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • Parchment paper
  • Aluminum cookie sheet with low sides
Instructions
  1. Make the pie crust and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the tomato, remove seeds, and place on paper towel in single layer.
  3. Slice yellow squash and zucchini and place in single layer on a paper towel.
  4. Slice green onions and set aside.
  5. Dice green bell pepper and set aside.
  6. Combine mayo and mixed cheddar in small bowl and stir until mixed. Set aside.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Center pie dough on parchment paper and roll out to 12” circle, cutting off extra with pizza cutter.
  9. Spread sun-dried tomato with basil and olive oil evenly in center of pie dough, leaving 1.5” to 2” edge empty pie dough all around.
  10. Arrange yellow squash slices on top of sun-dried tomato in one layer. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon sea salt.
  11. Repeat layering with zucchini slices, adding 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 the green onions, and half the diced bell pepper.
  12. Spread mayo/cheese mix evenly on top of zucchini layer.
  13. Arrange tomato slices evenly on top of mayo/cheese. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt.
  14. Carefully pull up, fold, and pleat pie dough around the edges of the veggie layers to create rustic sides for the pie.
  15. Pick up parchment paper with rustic pie on it and place on the cookie sheet.
  16. Before placing in the oven, trim off any parchment paper hanging over the edge of the cookie sheet.
  17. Bake on the bottom rack at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  18. Turn cookie sheet and bake for another 20 minutes on bottom rack.
  19. Reduce oven temperature to 350 and remove pie from oven.
  20. Spread rest of bell peppers and onions evenly on tomatoes.
  21. Top with 3 Tablespoons mixed thin shredded cheddar and 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
  22. Return to oven on middle rack and bake until crust is golden brown, about 10 more minutes. Cheese should be melted and any visible mayo/cheese mix should be bubbly. Vegetables will be crisp tender.
  23. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack, and let sit (on cookie sheet) for 5-10 minutes. Transfer to serving dish.

Enjoy!

KNR, p. 262 “Reduced-Gluten Cheesy Rustic Pie Crust”

 

 

We have been moving toward a gluten-free diet in our house – not completely, but definitely reduced. Sheila has experimented with flour combinations and this flavor-packed crust is a soft version that stands up to hearty veggie fillings. The flavor in the crust complements all veggie and some meat fillings. We have a Savory Tomato-Squash filling that when combined with this crust, is delicioso! Give the crust a try.  🙂

 

"Reduced-Gluten Cheesy Rustic Pie Crust"
Author: 
Recipe type: Pie Crust
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 Tablespoon for roll-out
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup fine ground almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup butter (straight butter, or butter with canola oil added)
  • 1/4 cup shredded thin, cheddar mix
  • 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 4-5 Tablespoons cold water
  • Plastic wrap
  • Parchment paper, 15” wide
Instructions
  1. Place all flours (except 1 Tablespoon) and sea salt in large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
  2. Dice butter into 1/4 inch pieces and add to bowl.
  3. Add cheddar and Parmesan cheeses to the bowl.
  4. Use pastry blender and cut butter and cheeses into the dry ingredients, until well blended and resembles pea sized clumps.
  5. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in water.
  6. Use hands to combine water and the rest of the mixture until dough comes together.
  7. Form into a disk (about 1 to 1.5 inches thick), then cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for no more than an hour.
  8. Prep your chosen pie filling while waiting for the dough to chill.
  9. When ready to roll out the dough, get two large pieces of parchment paper ready, one to place under the dough and one to place on top. Sprinkle small amount of all-purpose flour on the bottom paper, center the disk on the sheet, and sprinkle small amount of flour on the disk.
  10. Roll out the dough between the papers until 12” in diameter, keeping it centered.
  11. Remove the top paper and trim the extra dough from the 12” circle.
  12. Place the circle of dough (still centered on the paper) onto a disposable aluminum cookie sheet.
  13. It is ready to receive the savory filling of your choice.
  14. Place the filling in the center, leaving a 1.5 to 2 inch edge all around.

This dough can be folded and pleated easily to create the rustic look, and will hold in the moisture from the filling. 

*Tips:

Bake on bottom oven rack after filled for ‘no-soggy-bottom.’

Time and temperature depends on your chosen filling, but between 350 and 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes are the target ranges.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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