Saturday, July 21, 2007

Giving My Wife Want She Wants

A week or so ago, my wife brought home some fresh blueberries and told me that she wanted me to make her a blueberry pie with even the crust being from scratch. This isn't the first time she has done something like this. Every so often, she will just tell me she is in the mood for whatever and ask me to make it. When this happens, my first reaction is usually the same: I inquire if she is having a "craving". The answer is always no. The item was just on sale.

However, I have never made a blueberry pie before. For that matter, I've never made a pie period. Given that I love to cook and have started making a lot of desserts in the past few months, realizing that I had never made a pie before sounded odd. So, being a guy, I did the only thing I could do...research it to death. I checked our collection of cookbooks, but found nothing. (Paula Deen has a fantastic dessert book, but even it did not have one.) Then I went online and downloaded about 15 different variations and studying what would be required. Knowing that my wife is particularly fond of recipes where all the ingredients are already in the house, I decided on one that looked simple and gave it a go.

The result was probably one of the best pies I have ever tasted. The recipe is easy, so I know it's not the chef. Still, my wife liked it so much that she bought two more packages of blueberries, suggesting that I make another one for the house and one for the office.

So, for those of you who like blueberry pie, click on the title of this post and you will be re-directed to the recipe. You will not regret it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pillsbury refrigerated crusts are so good that they practically eliminate the need for a handmade crust. Note these are not the crusts that come in an aluminum pie pan--these are full-sized crusts. Just roll two crusts together to make an extra-thick one. Flaky homemade crusts with lard are superior, but I don't want my arteries/heart to immediately sieze up when enjoying dessert.

Instead of nutmeg, experiment with cardamom in your berry pies.--Stacey