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Monday, May 4, 2015

Alpha Bakers: BlueRhu Pie

Rose is slowly converting me to be a lover of all pies now. Before we started this bake-a-long, the only pie I make is her apple pies from The Pie & Pastry Bible. Now I see all kinds of pies in my future repertoire, including this one.

This is a fantastic pie. I can't taste the rhubarb in it, only blueberries so it is a bit strange why we use rhubarb. I wonder why Rose add rhubarb in this pie. Is it maybe to cut the sweetness down? I can imagine if it's all 100% blueberries it will be too sweet and perhaps I'd have to cut the sugar if I don't use rhubarb. It doesn't really matter I think because it tasted really good. When I make it next time I will use rhubarb again if it's the season. I also love that I can use frozen blueberries, since I happen to have a stash of them in my freezer for some reason.

This is kinda a short post with a lot of photos and not a lot of words. But I don't have much to say about this pie. It's awesome. Enjoy the step by step photos :).

Step by step photos:

Renegade method again. Flour, sugar, salt, and cream cheese in a bowl.

After blending them by hand.

Add butter.

After adding cider vinegar and heavy cream.

The dough then went into the fridge to rest for several hours. Later in the afternoon.

Rolled out dough.

I really must try Rose's method of pie dough cutting and putting over the pie pan. Next time! Mine's kinda messy-looking.

Leftover dough for lattice top.

Frozen blueberries and rhubarb.


Filling after being cooked slightly and cooled.

I didn't have enough dough to make a 5 stripe lattice so here it is 4 stripes. I think I could have made the stripes narrower and then I would have enough.

I had a tiny bit of dough leftover for little leaves though :).

The pie baked for 45 minutes.

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  1. Your mini pie is soo cute! I love it! You must have a set of smallest pots and pans to make tiny batches like these. So cute! Did you knit that pot warmer? It's very nice! Great photography too!

    1. Thanks Faithy :). I have a couple of small pots. It's not that small though. I did knit the pot warmer - a long time ago. I love it. I should make another one :).

    2. Ikea has the small ones. I bought before..the tinest ones I can find is from Ikea.

    3. Hmm.. I wonder how small your pot is. My smallest one is 16cm in diameter and 10cm tall.

    4. Gotta measure and let you know.. :)

  2. very beautiful pictures, they flow very well. and i love love your mini pie plate and all!!! the best pie ever!!!

    1. Thanks Orin! It's good to know the photos make sense heheh. Yes I love the mini pie plate too. It's so cute :).

  3. Yes, your mini pie is adorable and delicious! I like the added leaf cutouts, too. I could barely taste the rhubarb as well; just a background note of tart.

  4. Ugh - every time I see you bake a pie in that adorable little pie plate, I wonder why I haven't purchased one yet. So stinking cute!!!! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to visit my BluRhu post.

    Patricia @ ButterYum

  5. Your pie is so cute, and the pastry looks lovely. That's it I'm going to try it by hand next time - you make it look easy!


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