Individual Blueberry Pies a la Mode
To serve a crowd, don't double the pate brisee recipe; make as many single batches as needed. This recipe also will make one twelve-inch pie.
- Yield: Makes four 5-inch pies
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2001
- 6 cups fresh blueberries, preferably wild Maine berries, picked over and cleaned
- 1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 2 tablespoons flour, plus more for rolling
- Pinch of salt
- 1 recipe Pate Brisee for Individual Blueberry Pies a la Mode
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Combine blueberries, sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Gently toss to coat blueberries. Set aside.
On a floured work surface, roll out half the dough to a 1/8-inch-thick square. Using a sharp knife, quarter the square; carefully drape each quarter over a 5-inch pie tin.
Place 1 1/2 cups blueberry mixture in each pie tin, mounding the berries in the center. Dot each pie with 1 1/2 teaspoons butter.
Again, on a floured work surface, roll remaining dough into a 1/8-inch-thick square. Using a sharp knife, quarter the square. Using a 1-inch round biscuit cutter, cut a hole in center of each quarter. Drape each quarter over berries, centering steam hole. Seal edges. Trim edges around pie plates to form a 1/2-inch lip. Chill the dough.
Dampen lip of dough with water. Using scissors, snip inward from outside edge at 3/4-inch intervals, making each cut about 3/4 inch deep. As you cut, carefully fold in alternating tabs to create bear-tooth crimping design. Chill again, about 30 minutes.
Transfer pies to a baking sheet large enough for tins not to touch. Brush each lightly with cold water; sprinkle with sugar. Bake until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees; continue baking until blueberry juice begins to bubble, about 15 minutes more. Remove from oven; cool slightly. Serve with ice cream.