Thursday, August 2, 2012

TWD: Blueberry Nectarine Pie

Sorry for the 2-day delay on this TWD post; I went away for a few days and completely forgot to post this! Well, the delay is definitely worth it for this pie.
I had a couple of issues with this pie. The first was that I made the crust gluten-free (by using gluten-free all-purpose flour and a little xanthan gum) for my mom, but it just didn't hold together like it should have. I had to piece together the bottom crust, so I decided to not try and roll out the top crust - I cut out little butterflies instead! I think it ended up looking cute.
The other problem I had was with the fruit filling. Instead of flour I used cornstarch, but I must not have put in quite enough, because the filling was pretty runny. Once we kept in the fridge overnight it was fine, but when we ate it warm it was more like a cobbler. Hey, nobody ever complained about a tasty cobbler, did they?
This is one great summery fruit pie. The blueberries and nectarines go together really well, and the slightly tart filling pairs perfectly with the sweet crust. The recipe can be found on the hosts' blogs: Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake and Hilary of Manchego's Kitchen, or in the book. Enjoy! <3

8 comments:

Sweet and That's it said...

Your mom must be so proud of you. It looks great and you have put so much effort in it.
The "runny" matter & the dough difficulties happened to the most of us...but it was so tasty that we all forgot about them!

Sophia said...

Thank you!

Cathleen said...

Mine was more like berry gazpacho it was so runny! I think your pie turned out pretty.

Sophia said...

Haha that's why I didn't post a picture of a slice! Thank you :)

Cynthia L. said...

I think it is sweet that you considered your mom when making the pie crust. I think it looks wonderful and I bet it tastes good too!

Sophia said...

Thanks Cynthia!

Paula Montenegro said...

So nice of you with the GF crust for your mom. Beautiful pie Sophia! and the cutest butterflies!

Sophia said...

Thanks Paula!