- Tabitha Caplinger
Holiday Apple Blueberry Pie
"Everybody loves pie."
Zoe makes this assertion in The Chronicle of the Three: Bloodline and I 100% believe it to be true. How? Not everyone can love pie? It's impossible, you say. Well, think about it. There are so many different varieties of pie...fruit pies, cream pies, even meat pies. You can even have Derby pie (my personal favorite) which is basically a gooey chocolate chip cookie in a pie crust. So I think if everyone tries hard enough they would find a variety of pie that they love. Ergo, everybody loves pie.
While, anytime is a good time for pie, the holidays are extra good. We couldn't have a 12 Days of TCO3 Christmas without talking about pie. Maggie thought it would be the perfect time to share a pie recipe with you.
One of my husband's favorites (and I think it is perfect for the holidays) is Apple Blueberry pie.
First you will need to make a pie crust. Honestly, because life is busy and I am a bit lazy, I just used Pillsbury's refrigerated pie crust. It made my life a bit easier. But if you want to go all in on the "from scratch" thing try this crust recipe.
With the crust chillin'. Peel, slice and dice 3 large Granny Smith Apples. (about 3 cups worth.)
Next add about 1 1/2 cups of washed, fresh blueberries.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice (A mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice)
and a pinch of salt.
Mix it all up and set it aside while you roll a layer of crust into your pie pan. Then spoon filling in and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of butter, cubed.
Use the remaining crust to top the pie. This is where you can get creative and super festive. I use Christmas cookie cutters to cut fun shapes that I place on top of the filling. This time I went with trees and stars. You can do a nice lattice, some Santa and reindeer, a mish-mash of candy canes, etc. GO NUTS! After you cover the pie, use an egg wash (one egg mixed with a teaspoon of water) to brush over the pie so it gets a nice brown color. I then sprinkle mine with a little more cinnamon and some raw sugar.
Bake in a preheated, 400 degree oven, until golden brown. This would be about 35 minutes. Then be sure to let the pie rest for about an hour so the filling will set. Finally, slice and serve with ice cream or whipped cream or more pie!
So there you have it! What's your favorite kind of pie?