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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!


Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

I really enjoyed this pie too! But I wanted more blueberries in mine...LOL. Oddly, my first slice came out without any issue...when I went to cut two more slices this evening for dessert for hubby and I the crust was GLUED to the bottom of the pan. A bit messy, but good! Glad to hear yours turned out tasty--that's all that really matters!

Just me said...

I got the butter seepage too and figured it was just calories seeping away ;-) It looks great!

Unknown said...

My crust was glued to the bottom of my dish as well! I went with a graham cracker crust so I thought it was just my mistake in going that route, so interesting to hear it happened to you too. It seems quite a few of us had issues with the texture of the pie, but I'm glad you enjoyed the flavor. It looks amazing!!

Tessa said...

Eh, even if the slices didn't come out quite right, it only matters if it tastes good right? I didn't get to make the pie this week, but glad you enjoyed it!

Lucie said...

The yellow and blue combination in your pie is beautiful--remind's me of Monet's kitchen in Giverny. Super appetizing, butter seepage or not!

Lulu the Baker said...

I had liquid around the crust too, and when the pie cooled, it hardened like cement! I had to chip the pie pieces out of the pan. But it was worth it! Yum! Thanks for baking with me this week!


Ingrid_3Bs said...

Mmmm, messy desserts are so yummy! I'm more prone to grabbing a fork and digging in when it's gooey and messy. :)


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