Sunday, September 19, 2010
SMS: Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie
This week, Melissa of Lulu the Baker selected Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie as the recipe for Sweet Melissa Sundays. Thanks for picking this recipe, Melissa! This was a fun one. I don't think I'd ever made a buttermilk pie before!
I prepared this recipe exactly as Melissa Murphy says in the Sweet Melissa Baking Book - no substitutions and alterations! In fact, it was the first time I baked with actual buttermilk instead of substituting buttermilk powder. It was almost a success! (and the buttermilk pancakes that were the result of having left over buttermilk were VERY much a success... I think I may have found a new favorite pancake recipe! More on that later!) I simply decreased the amount of blueberries for the topping to 12 ounces because I thought 1.5 pints was a bit of overkill.
Everything went very well, though there was a significant amount of clear liquid (butter maybe?) flowing out of the pie and onto the cookie sheet during the last minutes in the oven. And I think the liquid made the crust a bit too soggy, because it wouldn't come out of the pie plate! It did wind up being quite a mess, but it was a DELICIOUS mess. Everyone enjoyed it at dinner tonight!
Thanks for hosting, Melissa! I liked this one quite a bit. Go to Melissa's blog Lulu the Baker for the recipe. And be sure to visit the list of this week's participants to see if the other bakers had a less messy experience than I did!