Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie - Double Crusted Pie

The last few recipe choices have been great, they have all involved fruits that are in season now! I really like trying to eat seasonally, rather than trying to buy expensive fruits that have flown thousands of miles and don't really taste that great after all that. That being said, blueberries aren't very plentiful here in the oven we call Texas. So, I subbed out the blueberries for blackberries and peaches, both are getting to their peak here. I also used 1/4 cup of tapioca flour instead of the AP flour, I think it has less of a gritty taste and setting up clearer.

I also made a few smaller pies instead of one big one. I love individual sized treats, they are easier to serve, promote less of me eating a whole pie in one sitting, etc. I made 3 pies in a mega muffin pan, and one pie in a 5 inch square dish. Both of them tasted excellent, but I had some issues getting the pies out of the muffin pan. I used a silicon pan, thinking I could carefully pop them out once they had cooled, but the pies had a different idea about that. The 5 inch pie served up excellently, but is more than one normal serving.

I recommend this recipe, the crust stood up well with the fruit, even after a day or 2 in the fridge. If you don't have the book, you can get the recipe here at South in Your Mouth.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Very pretty pie. I would have thought the pies in the silicone pans would have come out easy.

Engineer Baker said...

I put my minis in a metal muffin pan, and they popped right out. I've actually found that things stick to my silicone pans more. Odd, right?

Prudy said...

I love the square pie. Food that sticks tastes just as good eaten straight out of the pan. No one's watching.:)

Susie Homemaker said...

LOVE the square pie! WHy must they always be round?? Great thinking!

Christine said...

Great idea using the square pan. Your pie looks delicious!

Pamela said...

I like the square dish, too. Sorry you had trouble with the silicone pan. I agree with Prudy about that one! ;o)

Roni said...

Never thought of making a square pie. Great idea! Your pie looks awesome!

Tammy said...

your sqaure pie looks great!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

That little 5-incher is the cutest!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

This looks yummy! I have a blackberry bush in my front yard... I might use this recipe. :)

I hope you make the s'mores cupcakes soon!

PheMom said...

Great idea with the square pie. Very cool!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Awesome looking pie! Great thinking out of the box!
Esther

Shari said...

I love the square shape! Your substitutions sound delicious too.
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

I love the mini square pies, they are so cute!

Jaime said...

mmmm blackberries and peaches - my favorite fruits to put in a cobbler or pie! it looks great.

LyB said...

What a beautiful pie! That shape makes it look very chic. :)