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Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

August 13, 2010

Last month, my peach pie was selected as the winner of the monthly blogging group, You Want Pies with That? The prize?  $1000.  Who knew pie baking could be so lucrative?

I’m kidding.  Naturally.  I won something even better: the opportunity to choose this month’s theme.  The past months’ themes had been focused on food ingredients, but since I spend so much time in my blog talking about things other than the food (things that are, of course, related to food, most of the time), I figured I’d choose a pie theme that wasn’t entirely focused on the components of the food itself.

Choose a pie, I challenged, that best represents your personality and use your blog post to justify that choice.

This theme was particularly fitting for me, since I’ve just started a new job.  So this was a special getting-to-know-you-treat for my coworkers.  Of course, the only thing I care about is that I get the reputation for being the girl that can cook.  Whether or not that they see that the pie itself is a honest representation of yours truly doesn’t really matter to me.

This Blueberry Crumble Pie, however, is me in a dish.

-The oat crumble topping is a little rough around the edges, just like me.  It keeps people honest.
-The blueberries burst with personality amidst the background of sour cream filling.  This is like me – mostly normal with spurts of eccentricities.
-The Graham cracker crust offers a healthy touch, something that is important to me.  Did you know that Graham flour is whole wheat?

This pie and I did have one difference, though.  The Blueberry Crumble Pie is perfect.  And I am not.

It holds its shape when sliced.  It is delicious warm or cold.  With or without ice cream.  Now or later.  Mostly now.

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Blueberry Crumble Pie (adapted from CookingLight)
5  cups  fresh or frozen blueberries
1  (9-inch) reduced-fat graham-cracker crust
3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
3  tablespoons  whole wheat flour
1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
1/4  teaspoon  lemon extract
1  (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
1/4  cup  oats
1  tablespoon  granulated sugar
1  tablespoon SmartBalance Buttery Spread

Preheat oven to 375°.

Place blueberries in crust; set aside.

Combine brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and sour cream; spread over blueberries. Combine oats, granulated sugar, and SmartBalance; sprinkle over sour cream mixture. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until set and crumbs are lightly browned. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2010 12:51 pm

    Wow, this pie looks amazing! I love blueberry pie, but I have never had it with a custard filling…sounds totally delicious!

  2. August 14, 2010 5:42 pm

    I love the look of this pie- the composition is really visually appealing and I’m sure its just as flavorful. I think you instantly have new best friends in your co-workers!

  3. August 16, 2010 10:10 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Love Blueberry pies and anything baked with blueberries. I am bookmarking this crumble recipe.

  4. mama permalink
    August 16, 2010 1:56 pm

    ok, you did not win 1000 dollars, but was the contest a joke too? did you win? this pie looks and sounds amazing. your co workers are so lucky!

    • brannyboilsover permalink*
      August 16, 2010 6:35 pm

      Yeah, my peach pie did win!

  5. ezsrecipes permalink
    August 16, 2010 2:26 pm

    I love the way you compare yourself to the pie. How fun! This sounds delicious, I just may have to try this out sometime soon. I am the opposite… I was recently laid off from my job. So, I feel like the extra time on my hands is perfect for trying out new things in the kitchen. I am not much of a baker, so I am trying to find new things to bake and expand my horizons!

    • brannyboilsover permalink*
      August 16, 2010 6:35 pm

      Way to use your new found time to learn more techniques in the kitchen!

  6. Becca :-) permalink
    August 16, 2010 8:43 pm

    This sounds DELISH…..and I very much enjoyed the post! I have compared you to a lot of things, but never a pie:-)

  7. August 17, 2010 9:12 pm

    What a great pie, and a great story to boot. Also, I like the new design of the blog. You have been keeping it interesting lately!

  8. August 18, 2010 10:14 pm

    Such a cute post 🙂 It certainly looks perfect – wish I was one of your coworkers!

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