Monday, January 14, 2013

rather messy or, haste makes waste

Well, not waste, exactly.

I had a bag of Wyman's wild blueberries in the freezer for too long and thought I'd make a pie. I added some cranberries to round it out and had it on the stove to cool.

And then it came to me that I hadn't put in any thickener, oh dear. I make pies so rarely - why, for two people? And when I do make them it's usually apple, and I don't use a thickener in apple pie.

It tastes very good. It's SO juicy. When the crust gives out, we can just eat the insides. No, it won't get wasted.

* my brother told me this story - a customer of his was in Maine, picking these tiny wild blueberries with her dog along. I'm sure you can guess it; her bucket was feeling rather light - the dog had eaten all the berries!


  1. It certainly looks wonderful! We are all pie lovers in this house!!!

  2. did you like the combination of cranberries and blueberries? that sounds quite good.....

  3. A berry-eating dog? Now that's new to me...
    Accidents like that happen, and they're not always bad. My personal belief is that that's how people discover new recipes.

    1. You're right, Hana. It's much better to try and find a good way out of your mistake than to spend too much time lamenting it. Still, berry pies need some thickener, no two ways about it! (although the cold of the refrigerator made the juices thicken enough that it's not so bad today!)