I made my first pie this week. Notice that the title of this post is blueberry pie disaster. That about sums it up!
This sure doesn't look like a pie.
I made the crust from scratch. I made the filling from scratch. It came out looking like a mutant pie that no one should eat. It didn't taste any better than it looked. I used a recipe from Martha Stewart. I'm not sure what was wrong. I kept the crust ingredients cold. I could see the little dots of butter in there when I rolled it out. The filling smelled delicious when I mixed it all together. It had to stay in the oven for a long time because it wasn't browning, and yet I had the oven at a high temperature at first and then turned it down to bake the rest of the way. Usually I can figure out what went wrong with a recipe or what I didn't like about the finished product, but with this one, I'm stumped. It went wrong and tasted bad, and I don't know why.
The blueberry filling ended up bursting out all over the pie, even though I vented the top. This pie looked very pretty and had fluted edges when it went into the oven. It came out looking terrible. Hopefully, the next pie I bake will be better. This is not my last pie.