Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TWD Blueberry-Nectarine Pie

This pie was absolutely wonderful…a lovely taste of summer!! 
This week for Baking with Julia we were tasked with making a Blueberry-Nectarine Pie.
I hate to say this but, this recipe caused me to rebel. First off, I have a favorite pie crust recipe. And because it has never failed me, I won’t deviate from it! It’s from Nick Malgieri…you can find it here.  It always rolls out easily, is easy to handle, and is wonderfully flaky! So when it comes to my pie crusts…Nick is the man!
Second, I was not going to cook half the blueberries on the stove, let them cool, add them to the rest of the fruit, to then bake in the oven! Having baked many pies, it seemed like a unnecessary step to me.  So I skipped that step and mixed my berries and nectarines together in a bowl, with the rest of the ingredients. That is, with the exception of the flour. I changed out the flour for two tablespoons of cornstarch and a tablespoon of tapioca! I really hate runny pies, and it’s been my experience that when I try to thicken my pies with flour, they never thicken sufficiently!  Oh, and just one more thing….I made a lattice crust!!  OK…I rebelled and I’m sorry but, this pie was perfectly delectable!! Happy Tuesday everyone!!


Our lovely hosts this week are my friend Lizzy of That Skinny Chick Can Bake and Hilary of Manchego's Kitchen. You can find the recipe for this pie on their blogs. Thanks ladies for hosting!! To see what other group members are doing you can check it out at the TWD webpage.


I make Nick Malgieri’s pastry dough…wonderfully flakey and tender…made with all butter and in my food processor.
Rolls out easily…the best
Nectarines and blueberries mixed with all the other ingredients
Brushed with egg and sprinkled with sugar….ready for the oven
I put foil around my outer crust so that it doesn’t  overly brown
Just out of the oven and ready to go to a dinner party!
It looked pretty….however, I never got a photo of the sliced pie
It was a perfect consistency and absolutely delicious!

35 comments:

  1. Kathy, looks like one delicious and super pretty Blueberry-Nectarine Pie! I just love the lattice top, always looks so very pretty with these summery pies! Wonderful photos, wonderful post!

    Have a good week!

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  2. A great pie with great pics! It came out perfect Kathy, and the lattice is beautiful. I´m realizing I forgot the dotted butter... Have a great day!

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  3. Beautifully done, Kathy! LOVE the lattice crust...GMTA ;)

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  4. Hi Kathy, your pie is totally perfect and oh, so gorgeous' Love the crust, how effortlessly you made it with the pretty lattice, and the perfect crimping. The filling with the nectarine and blueberries...I thought it was a 'first'...lol
    I made a peach-nectarine-blueberry bread to post for Wednesday (just by combining the leftover almost overripe fruits with the blueberries!

    I would love to have a slice of your beautiful and yummy pie:D

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  5. The pie looks delicious. Thanks for the pie crust recipe. I need a good pie crust recipe.

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  6. I'm sure Julia would tell you to stick with the pie crust recipe you trust. I like using tapioca in a pies, too. This one looks wonderful!

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  7. I like your changes & I especially like that you followed your instincts. Your pie is just perfect.

    There have been a couple of times when I wanted to change something, but decided to follow the recipe and lived to regret it. Like the Double Chocolate Mousse Tart (FFWD) where we were instructed to leave the bottom off the springform pan - what did I end up with? A puddle of chocolate stuff on parchment with the top of the springform pan mocking me like a thwarted crown. (No, I didn't post that one - I was too upset to even write about it.)

    I'm sorry I had to drop this group, but love seeing what you all make.

    Luckily, I just happen to have everything we need for the Tomato Tartlettes on-hand.

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  8. I haven't made the pie yet, mostly because I have a favorite pie dough recipe too. Maybe I'll just make it with my favorite. Yours looks great!

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  9. I love your lattice crust! I wondered about cooking half the fruit; glad to know it worked for you.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your favorite pie dough recipe. The lattice top is a beauty!

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  11. What a beautiful pie. I like that trick with the foil. My mother-in-law always did that too, but somehow, I've forgotten this. Thanks for the reminder!

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  12. Your pie and lattice top are beautiful! I'm on the hunt for a new pie crust recipe and look forward to giving your favorite recipe a try.

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  13. Everyone loves a rebel, Kathy! I really like your lattice top and the changes you made make sense.

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  14. Wow. What a great idea to use the aluminum foil! Your pie turned out great!

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  15. This pie seemed to have a few of us going rogue, you rebel, you :-)
    Lovely pie

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  16. Kathy,

    Great photos...thanks for the tip on Nick Malgieri's pie dough recipe...will check it out...
    Perfect lattice work...I like how you cut your nectarines in slices. I diced mine. they pretty much disappeared...
    Awesome post my friend.

    Carmen

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  17. Pretty lattice! Looks delicious.

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  18. Nice job! I wish I had gone with my go-to crust as well, but it never hurts to try something new, right?

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  19. I felt the same way when I looked over this recipe! I always use tapioca in my pies for a thickener and I have a favorite pie crust recipe- when you've been baking for years I think you get a little stuck in your ways! The pie looks perfect, really a work of art;-)

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  20. nothing like a classic lattice.. so beautifully done!

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  21. I love the twists to this pie it looks absolutely scrumptious and very warming :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  22. Your pie looks delicious! I need to catch up on TWD soon.

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  23. That is a really lovely looking pie. Thanks for the tip about the foil around the pie.

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  24. What a lovely lattice crust...what a beautiful and yummy pie.

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  25. Your pie looks wonderful Kathy, and the lattice top is so pretty.

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  26. However you made it, I'm glad it turned out! I agree - if you have a pastry recipe that works, you should definitely go with it.

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  27. I have a favorite pie crust recipe. Now I want to try Nick's (his recipes are always perfect for me:). I like that you rebelled and love the filling...love it! I made a pie this week. I may have to make another one this weekend:)

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  28. That is a lovely and delicious looking pie! I love Nick Malgieri's recipes! The changes you've made looks perfect!

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  29. Your pie looks exquisite! Makes me want to make one just like this!

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  30. Your pie looks incredible, Kathy! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Just wanted to let you know that I am okay. I have to take a break from blogging for awhile because I have bad eye strain from a project that I am working on at work that requires me to do detail work on the computer for most of the day. I spend most of my days on the computer anyway, but the last few months the time has increased and so I needed to give up the time spent on my laptop, phone and iPad to give my eyes a much needed rest. I miss you as well and hope to get back with the group sometime. Take care, Elaine

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  31. Wow! Perfection! I've never thought of combining the two in a pie but it sounds wonderful!

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  32. Kathy, It is fun to be a rebel sometimes! Your pie looks delicious and the lattice crust is beautiful! We really enjoyed this pie and I can't wait to make it again!

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  33. what great fun teaming up! Your pie is perfect and I want to try this! I am a diffinite new follower! GREAT BLOG!

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  34. Trying to empty out my Google Reader by reading quickly and not commenting on all of the posts, so I read your others ones I missed (that tomato tart looks so delicious, must do that one soon). This is the most beautiful pie I think I have ever seen...you are just so good with the looks of everything, so careful with detail, and it shows in the end result. I need to work on that aspect indeed. Really gorgeous photo of a really gorgeous pie!

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