I have been anxiously waiting for today as this is my first baking experience with SMS. I wish I could report I was 100% successful with this recipe. For starters I went to three different grocery stores and could not find fresh blueberries. I therefore decided to go with raspberries.
Now for the not so wonderful experience with the pie dough. I used a pastry blender to make the dough as I do not own a food processor. I’ve noticed most people seem to use a processor to make their dough but when I read Melissa prefers to use a pastry blender and recommends using it over the other methods I went ahead and bought one. Just after my first attempt at cutting the butter into the flour mixture my pastry blender looked like it had been run over by a tractor! I got it for under $5 so maybe the quality was not so great. I did my best to get the butter to resemble large peas but it was not so easy. I think this may have affected the dough coming together properly.
Then my dough shrunk after the blind baking process which then caused the custard to seep in underneath as I poured it over the crust. So, I ended up with soggy crust on the bottom and practically burnt crust all on the rim of the pie. When cutting myself a slice it kind of fell apart therefore I am not able to post a picture. I have never made or eaten a custard pie so I am even unsure if the filling was the texture it should be.
On to the most important part…..how it tasted. Even though it was on the toasty side the rim of the crust was good and the filling has a nice lemony flavor….I’m just not too sure on the consistency. At least I can say the raspberries were absolutely delicious! LOL I’m still debating on whether my pie should be shared with co-workers tomorrow or if I should keep this experience to myself! Well, myself and all the other SMS bakers.
I’m posting a picture of the pie plate I used as I think its just so cute. It’s from Martha Stewart and I got it at Macy’s.
This week’s recipe was chosen by Melissa of LuLu the Baker. Please visit her blog to see what this pie should look like and to get the recipe. Even though my experience was not as successful as I would have wanted I still enjoyed baking along with all the other bakers. Check out the other SMS bakers here to see how they did.