This past Saturday I attended one of my first summer cookouts, hosted by my friends Alexis and Sam. It was a gorgeous day and they had a splendid spread of barbecue favorites: hot dogs, kebabs, baked beans, potato salad, etc. I must say that I was dually impressed with Alexis’ rice krispie treats, which she made with brown butter and rosemary. A truly “adult” spin on such a classic. I ate way more at this party than I care to admit.
I offered to bring dessert, and since it’s blueberry season, what better treat than a homemade blueberry pie. I have to tell you I found an incredible, fool proof, works-every-time recipe that I’ve used over and over again. No, it is not mine, in fact it is Alton Brown’s Frozen Blueberry Pie. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. What makes it so versatile is that the pie filling is prepared with fresh blueberries and then frozen in a disc that can then be used to make fresh, amazing blueberry pie anytime you like. And I’m not at all ashamed to admit that I use a Pillsbury pie crust when it comes time to make the pie. Flakey and delicious every time. I add a little more sugar than what Alton calls for since I like my pie sweet, otherwise the recipe is a total home run. Enjoy!
Look out for my next blog entry, which will be all about my attendance at yet another glorious Tender Greens Beer Garden. Hope everyone had a spectacular summer weekend!