This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Double-Crusted Blueberry Pie (courtesy of Amy of South in Your Mouth, where you can find the recipe). I don’t like blueberry pie (or any other kind of fruit pie), but the rest of my family loves it. And I don’t like rolling out pie crust. So I delegated this one to #1 Son, who loves both making pie and eating it.
We have our nicest meal of the week on Fridays, our secular version of a Shabbat dinner, and that’s usually the only dessert we eat all week. So the blueberries for the pie had to come from the supermaket rather than the Saturday farmers market, but at least they were Jersey berries.
#1 Son had enough pie crust left to make me a miniature pie in an oval ramekin; he used chocolate chips, pecans, and shredded coconut (sweetened this time), held together by my homemade chocolate syrup. He’s a lovely boy.
So when the blueberry pie was served, #1 Son said “Oh good God.” Husband and #2 Son just said “mmmmmmmmm”; their mouths were too full to speak.
The crust was beautifully flaky, and my mini pie was delicious. All in all, another successful Dorie dessert.
Update: I just want to clarify something here, because a lot of the comments seem to be under the mistaken impression that #1 Son helps in the kitchen: he doesn’t. He cooks whole meals (and whole pies) by himself. He didn’t just roll the dough — he made the whole pie, plus the mini one for me. Technically, I suppose, this should be his post, but I stole it! He’s 16, but he’s been cooking since he was 10 or 11, and #2 Son, who is 11 now, is following in his footsteps — he makes killer scrambled eggs. It’s amazing what kids can learn to do when they want a particular food badly enough!