Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Blueberry Pie for Thanksgiving

Today's post is a repeat due to an unfortunate encounter between my fingers and the oven rack when the potholder slipped.


However, I chose this recipe to repeat for two reasons:
1) It's an unusual twist on tradition, but incldes New England staples or cornmeal and blueberries, so they could have had it at the first Thanksgiving. I'm also thinking it would be great as a cranberry blueberry pie!
2) My daughter is bringing pie and I'm hoping it's this one again!

So without further ado, and because typing one-handed is excruciatingly slow...

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.

What are some of your unusual recipe combinations?



  1. That blueberry pie looks delicious! I'm curious about how the cornmeal crust tastes...I guess I'll have to try it. :)

    My favorite combination that might be unusual is to use cumin as a seasoning on sweet potatoes rather than brown sugar and cinnamon (which I also love!) But that sweet/savory/spicy combination is delicious!

    1. And I hope your burned fingers are healed soon!

    2. Thanks, Jan. They’re much better this morning

      The cornmeal crust was the best part - and that’s coming from someone who loves blueberries! It was light and crunchy.

  2. Oooh -- ouch -- not the time to burn your fingers!!!! Whimper.

    Have to admit, I'm intrigued cornmeal crust but haven't tried it. Blueberry would be the perfect match for it though.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Cate (rest those fingers).

  3. Sounds so good! Thanks for re-sharing!

    I'm so sorry about your burn! I just hate burns. Such pain. Hope you're healed up quickly!