Lemon-Ginger Blueberry Pie with Cornmeal Crust

lemon ginger blueberry pie
Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 1 Hr 30 Mins Cook Time: 1 Hr Total Time: 2 Hr 30 Mins

Lemon-Ginger Blueberry Pie with Cornmeal Crust

This pie has a great textured crust with the addition of cornmeal. The lemon, ginger and blueberries compliment each other perfectly.

Ingredients

0/16 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
    For the Crust
  • For the Filling

Instructions

0/16 Instructions
  • Blend flour, cornmeal, sugar, lemon zest and salt in a food processor.
  • Add butter and shortening, then pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add 4 tablespoons ice water and blend until dough starts to come together, adding more ice water, a half-tablespoon at a time (up to 2 additional tablespoons), if dough is dry.
  • Divide dough in half, flatten into two round disks, wrap in plastic and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, make the filling: whisk together sugar, cornstarch, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt and lemon zest.
  • Fold in 4 cups blueberries, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water. Let stand at room temperature about 45 minutes until juices form.
  • Gently fold in the remaining 2 cups blueberries.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll out one dough round to about a 10 inch round. (Keep the other round in the fridge while you work).
  • Transfer rolled-out dough to a 9-inch pie pan, leaving an inch hanging from the plate, and fill with blueberry mixture. Put pie in the fridge to chill while you roll out the other round of dough.
  • Roll out the second round of dough into an approximate 9 1/2 inch round. Cut in to 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) strips.
  • Lay half of the strips evenly over the pie, then lay the other half diagonally over top. Trim and crimp the edges of the crust.
  • Brush top of pie with milk and sprinkle with demerara sugar.
  • Place pie on a lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 F and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 35 minute more.
  • Spoon any escaped juices onto pie. Transfer to a rack and cool completely before serving.

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