Speaking of prize winning, let me tell you a little back story on this pie. This pie was the first pie I ever learned to make and even though I hadn't mastered a pie dough recipe, I considered this MY amazing pie. I was so proud of this pie that I decided to enter it into our local BBQ Blow-out Pie Contest. Needless to say, my store-bought pie dough, canned cherry pie filling, and minimal homemade efforts didn't get first place..... it didn't even place at all. But, after the judging they (local 4H families) slice up the pies and sell them by the slice and I will have you know that my pie was the 1st to be sold out. So while this pie isn't completely made from scratch; it is freakin' tasty. I won't even judge you if you use store bought pie crust.
It may have taken me 4 years and about 5 different recipes but I finally did win that pie contest. While I didn't get a fancy ribbon that I probably would have worn for the next month and a half, I did get myself a sweet set of measuring cups. Woot Woot! Anyways, back to the Cherry Blueberry Pie Recipe!
Cherry-Blueberry Pie Ingredients: Pie crust for double-crust pie Filling: ½ cup sugar 2 Tbsp. corn starch 1 can (21 oz) Cherry Pie Filling or 2 cups homemade Cherry Pie Filling 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Glaze: 1 egg white 1 tsp. water 2 tsp. coarse sugar 1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place half of pie crust in 9-in glass pie plate. 2. In large bowl, mix ½ cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in cherry pie
filling and blueberries. Spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second
half of crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places
in top crust. 3. In small bowl, beat egg white and water with fork until blended. Brush
over top of pie and sprinkle with 2 tsp. coarse sugar. Cover edges of pie
with 2-3 inch wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove
foil during the last 15 minutes of baking. 4. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on cooling
rack at least 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!!
|K2 as a baby enjoying Mama's Cherry Blueberry Pie|