Saturday, April 11, 2009

It Takes Two Sisters Pie

Reagan and I made this pie a couple weeks ago while she was at home for a few days to attend a funeral. We titled this pie the way we did because it did indeed take two of us to make it. This pie is not one that is easily whipped together. It does take time and does have a lot of steps. However, I would wager that if you have a sister to make it with, it is totally worth the time!

1 Easy Peasy Pie Crust
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 Tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca
1 pinch salt
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. milk
4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 425F.

2. Make 1 Easy Peasy Pie Crust.

3. Separate eggs.
4. In a large bowl, whip egg yolks with an electric mixer on high.
5. Gradually add 1 c. sugar to egg yolks while mixing. Mix until sugar has completely dissolved, and the yolks are thick and pale. (This will likely take about 15 minutes.)

6. Mix in the tapioca, salt, and lemon juice.
7. Stir in the milk.

8. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
9. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
10. Meanwhile, combine 1 Tbsp. flour and 1 Tbsp. sugar. Sprinkle into the bottom of the unbaked crust.
11. Fold egg whites into blueberry mixture.
12. Pour into prepared pie crust.
13. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Then reduce heat to 350F. Bake for an additional 50 minutes or until set.
The Verdict
The pie looked very pretty and tasted really good. We served ours with vanilla ice cream. MMMMM!! However, our pie turned out a lot runnier than we would have liked. In light of this, we would suggest adding a couple extra tablespoons of tapioca or corn starch to thicken it up a bit. Despite the pie being runny, our family had no trouble polishing it off as the following picture shows.
And yes, our mom even licked her bowl clean...

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