Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Blueberry Pie with a Cornmeal Crust

When my children were young, my eldest would eat anything blueberry. We have a wonderful picture of her sitting in a highchair with blueberry yogurt pouring down her head, her face, and completely covering her.

So it's little surprise that her grown-up contribution to Thanksgiving each year is a blueberry pie.

This year she got creative. She'd seen this recipe in the NY Times for Blueberry pie with a crust made out of cornmeal.

Blueberry Pie with Cornmeal Crust

I'll admit, I was doubtful.

I'll also admit I was wrong.

It was AMAZING!!!

(Who cares that they probably didn't eat blueberry pie at the first Thanksgiving. They probably didn't eat pumpkin pie either!)

I shouldn't have been doubtful because I loved the blueberry cornbread muffins I used to make her when she was a child.

This pie was even better.

The sugar on top gave such a nice crunch and the cornmeal crust was perfection!

I took a picture of her pie. Good thing because there wasn't much of anything left.

My other daughter and I made an apple tart that was also really good but it definitely got overshadowed by the blueberry.

I know I should be on to Christmas cooking, but there was so much goodness at Thanksgiving that I'm holding out just a little longer!

What are some of your unusual recipe combinations?


  1. Mary Cate, I love blueberries and blueberry pie. I don't care what time of year it is. And I like the change up with the crust. A bit of the unexpected.

  2. Wow -- never heard of cornmeal crust, that is a neat twist and I can see how it would go well with the blueberries. That pie looks positively delicious. Now I'm craving blueberries something fierce.

    Not sure that I can think of unusual combinations I've made. Well, mind you, because I cook vegetarian some might think all my recipes are made up of strange combinations. LOL

    Oh -- wait -- I did make a grilled cheese sandwich with apples once. It was pretty good. Does that count as a strange combination?

  3. I would never have thought of this but I can totally see it being amazing. The combination of taste and texture is wonderful, I bet!

    Cate, I'll have to try this. I'll lay claim that the berries and cornmeal are good for me, and the sugar is a tag-along! Thank you for this!

  4. Cate, I LOVE the idea of cornmeal crust. I am definitely going to have to try this out. Looks yummy.

  5. For me, chocolate covered cherries are a strange food combination :) In fact, any fruit with chocolate.

    But this pie looks scrumptious! The cornmeal in the crust looks like it's just enough to give it a bit of crunchy sweetness. I can hardly wait to try it!

  6. Mary, that look amazing! Blueberry has always been my favorite pie flavor. Forget apple if there are blueberries around!! :) Thanks for sharing! There's something really yummy about cornmeal in a crust. Or in anything. I just love corn.

    1. I should amend that. It's my favorite FRUIT pie flavor. I still favor pecan pie overall. :)