July 12, 2013

Blueberry pie disaster

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.

mutant pie
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.


  1. I was under the impression that there would be a haiku describing the pie.

    1. Crap- I completely forgot because I'm sick with a fever and headache and am not thinking straight. I shall quote your haiku, since I can't top that, anyway.

      "My pie disappoints.
      I don't know what I did wrong.
      Fucking blueberries."

      Josh, you are the haiku master.


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