Simple Blueberry Pie / Jednostavna pita od borovnica

I’ve been on a pie roll lately, so here’s a simple recipe for easy and delicious blueberry pie. You can definitely use fresh blueberries here as well (‘tis the season, after all), but I suggest that you then cut down the corn starch in half.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 pie / 2.62 EUR)

For the pie crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup heavy cream (1.00 EUR)

1-2 tbsp water (–)

For the blueberry filling:

2 cups frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

Additional:

Neutral oil for greasing the pie tin (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp heavy cream for brushing the pie (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the pie dough by whisking together flour, sugar and salt. Add in heavy cream, then stir to combine. Knead the dough lightly, until you are able to shape it into a disc. If needed, add a tiny bit of water, a tablespoon at the time. Be sure not to overwork your dough, as you don’t want the gluten to go crazy, since that will make the dough tough and chewy. We’re going for flakey here, so patchy dough is perfect. Once the dough comes together, divide it into two. Shape each half into a disc, wrap individually in cling foil and refrigerate for at least half an hour, but up to three days in advance.

When ready to bake the pie, preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a pie tin with oil. Roll out your pie dough into two thin sheets. Place one sheet into a bottom of a pie tin and prick it with fork. Toss the frozen blueberries with sugar and corn starch, then dump them all into the pie bottom. Cover with another sheet of dough. Be sure to cut a few holes in the top crust as well, so that steam can escape while the pie is baking. Cut off the excess dough, then tightly wrap the top and bottom pie edges together. Brush the pie lightly with heavy cream to ensure nice golden color.

Bake the pie for about 50 minutes, until crispy and golden brown on top. If your top crust is browning a bit too quickly, just lower the pie to the bottom third of the oven. Allow the pie to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving with a good scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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Već neko vrijeme mi se jedu pite, pa vam evo i recept za jednu jednostavnu i ukusnu sa borovnicama. Svakako možete iskoristiti i svježe borovnice (ipak im je i sezona), ali moja je preporuka da u tom slučaju prepolovite količinu kukuruznog škroba.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 pitu / 19,61 kn)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

2 žlice šećera (0,10 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica slatkog vrhnja (7,50 kn)

1-2 žlice vode (–)

Za nadjev od borovnica:

2 šalice smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,20 kn)

2 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,20 kn)

Dodatno:

Neutralno ulje za namastiti kalup (0,10 kn)

2 žlice slatkog vrhnja za premazati pitu (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Tijesto za pitu pripremite tako da skupa pomiješate brašno, šećer i sol. Dodajte slatko vrhnje, pa miješajte da se sjedini. Kratko promijesite tijesto, tek toliko koliko treba da ga formirate u disk. Po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode, žlicu po žlicu. Pazite da ne mijestite tijesto previše jer ne želite previše razraditi gluten da vam tijesto ne ispadne žilavo umjesto hrskavo. Ako vam je tijesto prošarano flekama, to je savršeno. Tijesto podijelite na dva dijela, svaki spljoštite u disk, te ga čvrsto umotajte u prijanjajuću foliju. Stavite u hladnjak na barem pola sata, ali i do 3 dana unaprijed.

Kada ste spremni za pečenje, zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Lagano namastite kalup za pitu. Tijesto razvaljajte u dvije tanke plahte. Jedan komad tijesta utisnite u kalup te ga izbockajte vilicom. Smrznute borovnice pomiješajte sa šećerom i kukuruznim škrobom, pa ih iskrenite na dno pite. Pokrijte drugom plahtom tijesta, s time da obavezno na njoj izrežite par rupa kako bi para prilikom pečenja mogla izaći van. Višak tijesta koji visi preko rubova odrežite, a rubove čvrsto spojite i zamotajte. Pitu premažite vrhnjem kako bi se bolje zažutila dok se peče.

Pitu pecite oko 50 minuta, sve dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno smeđa. Ako vam pita sa gornje strane prenaglo tamni dok se peče, spustite ju na donju trećinu pećnice. Pustite pitu da 10 do 15 minuta odmori prije nego ju narežete i poslužite sa velikom kuglom vašeg omiljenog sladoleda od vanilije.

Simple Blueberry Pie / Jednostavna pita od borovnica

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