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Blueberry lattice pie

Jan 21st 2022 · kitchenaid

Blueberry lattice pie

Bursting with seasonal blueberry flavour and a perfectly buttery crust, our take on the classic blueberry pie is sure to be a hit at your next afternoon tea or picnic!
  • Makes

    4-5 servings

  • Prep Time

    20 minutes (plus 1 hour to chill dough)

  • Cook Time

    60 minutes

Ingredients

    Dough:

    • 360g all purpose flour
    • 3 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 225g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    • 120ml ice water

    Filling:

    • 6 cups fresh blueberries
    • 100g sugar
    • 30g cornstarch
    • 2 tbsp orange zest
    • 1 tbsp butter

    special equipment

    • KitchenAid stand mixer
    • KitchenAid pastry beater
    • Pie plate
    • pastry brush

Method

  1. Fit the KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer with the pastry beater. Add the flour, sugar and salt into the work bowl and turn the mixer to stir for 10 seconds. While the mixer stirs, add in the cold butter, then increase to speed 2 for one minute. Turn back to stir and then slowly drizzle in ice water in four additions, counting to two for each pour. After the last addition of water, immediately turn off the mixer.
  2. Remove the work bowl from the mixer and use your hands to gather the dough into two smooth discs. Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and chill/rest the dough for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
  3. When dough is ready, set the oven rack to the bottom third and preheat the oven to 204°C. Wash and dry the blueberries and place them in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the cornstarch, sugar, grated orange zest, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Lightly flour the countertop and roll one disc into a circle about 7mm thick; fit the dough into the pie plate and trim the edge of the dough leaving a 1” overhang (for crimping after you create the lattice). Roll out the second disc into the same sized circle, then cut the circle into 2.5cm strips.
  5. Pour the sugar mixture over the blueberries and stir to coat evenly, then pour the blueberries into the pie plate. Dot the top of the blueberries with butter. Weave the strips into a lattice top, then trim the edges of the strips and fold the strips and bottom crust edge under. Then, press the edge of the crust with a fork to seal. Brush the top of the pastry with the egg wash.
  6. Place a sheet of tin foil on the rack below your baking rack to catch any juices that bubble out while baking. Place a foil shield over the pie and bake the pie for 30 minutes.
  7. Reduce temperature to 350°F/176°C and bake until the crust is browned and juices are clearly bubbling through the lattice (about 25-30 minutes longer). Remove the pie shield for the last 10 minutes of baking.
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