Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Pi Day 3.14 {2016}

Hello, My Lovelies Fellow Nerds!  It's Pi Day, the day we celebrate the world's most popular irrational number!  


Let's celebrate with some pie!  Yummy!!!








Mr. Art @ Home loves blueberries.  This is a blueberry custard pie with a wonderful streusel topping. I found the recipe on Pinterest, and it has been repinned soooooooo many times.  Please go visit The Girl Who Ate Everything and see her pretty pie that photographed much more lovely than mine.  

DISCLAIMER:  This pie looks better once it's been chilled, but my husband wanted some while it was warm!

Blueberry Custard Pie

Ingredients:
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2½ cups fresh blueberries
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
NOTE:  I added 2 T Penzeys pie spice to the pie.

Streusel Topping:
½ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup flour
¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, ¾ cup sugar, egg, 2 tablespoons flour, vanilla extract and salt with a spoon until smooth. Gently fold the blueberries into the sour cream mixture. Spoon the filling into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

While the filling is baking, prepare the streusel topping: In a medium bowl combine the brown sugar and flour. Mix the butter in until the mixture resembles course sand. Fold in the chopped pecans. After the filling has baked 25 minutes, sprinkle the streusel crunch topping over the top of the pie. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until filling is set and topping is brown.

Make sure your crust doesn't burn. Either use a crust shield or make a loose foil tent towards the end of baking.

NOTE:  I have a convection oven, and I didn't need to use a crust shield, but watch your crust just in case!

Remove from oven and let pie sit for at least 10-15 minutes. Serve pie warm or chill it and serve cold.

Although my husband prefers the pie warm, it is a custard pie, and I think it's delicious cold.




Mr Art @ Home says this is the best blueberry pie he's ever had!






  
The Girl Who Ate Everything added the pecans to the streusel topping.  She's a genius!


How are you celebrating Pi Day?

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

5 comments:

  1. This looks scrumptious! I am not doing anything for pie day because we are finally going to Fairhope for a few days. I am going to save your recipe, because I have a freezer full of berries.

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  2. Ricki Jill,
    I agree with your husband - warm blueberry pie is a total YUM. Your pie looks gorgeous and after Lent I will try this recipe since I too love, adore and over indulge in Blueberries ;-D
    Happy Pi day my friend.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  3. Any excuse to bake a pie! Looks absolutely delicious, not to mention how pretty on your MacKenzie Childs plates………...

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  4. Oh no! Blueberry pie too. I've never had blueberry custard pie. Sometimes I make just a blueberry pie filling for my daughter, and she its that without crust. This sounds good too, but I am the only one who will eat a custard :( xoxo Su

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  5. Despite Pi Day being the same date every year, it always sneaks up on me and I find myself pie-less!

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