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Wild Blueberry Pie

Ingredients & Directions

1 1/4 c All-purpose flour
3/4 Stick cold unsalted butter;
-cut into bits (6
; tablespoons)
2 tb Cold vegetable shortening
1/4 ts Salt
2 tb Ice water plus additional if

6 c Wild blueberries; picked
1/4 c Cornstarch
1 c Sugar plus additional for
-sprinkling the
; pie
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/2 ts Freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 ts Salt
1 tb Unsalted butter; cut into
2 tb Half-and-half or milk

To make the pie:

Preheat oven to 425F. Roll out half the dough 1/8 inch thick on a lightly
floured surface, fit it into a 9-inch (1 quart) pie plate, and trim the
edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Chill the shell while making the
filling. In a large bowl toss together well the blueberries, the
cornstarch, 1 cup of the sugar, the lemon juice, the nutmeg, and the salt,
mound the filling in the shell, and dot it with the butter.

Roll out the remaining dough into a 13 to 14-inch round on the lightly
floured surface, cut out a 1 1/2-inch star from the middle of the round,
and drape the round over the filling. Trim the dough, leaving a 1-inch
overhang, fold the overhang under the bottom crust, pressing the edge to
seal it, and crimp the edge decoratively. Brush the crust with the
half-and-half or milk, cut slits in the top crust around the crust, and
sprinkle the pie lightly with the additional sugar. Bake the pie in the
bottom third of the oven for 20 minutes, reduce the temperature to 375F.,
and bake the pie for 30 to 35 minutes more, or until the crust is golden
and the filling is bubbling. Transfer the pie to a rack and let it cool.

To make the pate brisee:

In a large bowl blend the flour, the butter, the vegetable shortening, and
the salt until the mixture resembles meal. Add the 2 tablespoons ice water,
toss the mixture until the water is incorporated, adding the additional ice
water if necessary to form a dough, and form the dough into a ball. Dust
the dough with flour and chill it, wrapped in wax paper, for 1 hour.

1 servings

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