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Friday, March 14, 2014

Chew on This | Blueberry Lemon Curd Hand Pie

Today is Pi Day! Which is also Pie Day!

March 14th. Which is 3/14. Which is also 3.1415926535………………………………..

Which is pi. Which is also π.

Math nerds unite! Pie nerds unite! Everyone unite! And eat pie and discuss pi. 

That doesn't sound too irrational, does it??

I know the above hand pie looks….not so pretty. However, looks aren't everything when it comes to pie. Taste trumps looks, and this baby tastes delicious. Prepared (organic) pie crust, a large spoonful of lemon curd, and a small handful of organic blueberries - that's all I used to create a quick and easy (as pie) treat for Pi Day.

Happy Pi Day!

(And hey, stay tuned for some interesting 'Pi' news in the very near future!!)


Here's our recipe/technique:

Blueberry Lemon Curd Hand Pie
(makes four hand pies)

2 recipes prepared pie crust (homemade or store bought)
lemon curd - about 1 1/2 T per hand pie
1 pint blueberries - 1 small handful per pie

egg wash

Preheat your oven to 350℉. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Roll out your pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Cut out eight 4" rounds. Spread 1 1/2 T of lemon curd into the middle of one crust round. Top with a small handful of blueberries. Top with second crust and crimp edges to seal. Gently cut a slit (or a shape) in the top crust to release the steam as the pie cooks. Repeat.

Crack an egg into a small bowl and whisk vigorously. With a pastry brush, brush the top of each hand pie before placing them into the oven.

Place pies onto the preheated oven and allow to bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the pies to cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

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