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Homemade Blueberry Necterine Pie

by Megan on July 31, 2012

This months “Baking With Julia” recipe was a Blueberry Nectarine Pie.

I dont make to many fruit pies, so this was a nice opportunity to change that.

I might have had a few bumps along the way,  maybe.

It might have been my fault, maybe.

This is how it went down.

To start, I thought I would take a shortcut and make my pie dough in the food processor. That would have been all fine and dandy… if I had not added the ice water and continues to process.

What was I thinking?

I had a soggy paste.

It ended up in the garbage.

Discouraged and out of pastry flour, I came upon this post. It inspired me to keep going with my pie. After all, it was just a pie.  And I had nectarines and blueberries waiting patiently in the fridge, for just this occasion.

Pie Crust

So I went back to the food processor with this new pie crust recipe in hand.

I liked that the recipe made only enough for  one pie instead of Dorie’s 2 pie crust recipe. I also liked that it used all purpose  flour, and less shortening.

This time, after  I mixed and pulsed  the mixture until it had pea sized butter and shortening balls in the dough, .I dumped the mixture into a bowl, sprinkling  the water over the top ever so delicately, mixing  until it came together, just. like. the. directions. say.

I didn’t add the ice water to the processor and process the holy living life out of it.

I want a flaky pie crust for Heaven’s sake!

I can be such an idiot!

So I finally had my dough made, and I started on the fruit.

Now the directions say “Put half of the fruit in a medium saucepan, add sugar, flour, and lemon zest”.

Do you think I read that part??? About putting half the fruit in the sauce pan?

No, no I did not.

I dumped everything in the saucepan and started cooking.  When I realized my mistake, I dug out half of the berries covered in flour, sugar, and lemon zest. I cooked the other half for a few minutes and then threw the rest of the fruit in for a few minutes.

It looked good, it tasted good, so I called it good!

I poured my ever so slightly cooled filling  (because I’m inpatient like that) into  the crust and thought to myself, that’s not very much filling.  A quick check of the recipe and yep, I’m one cup of blueberries short.

Did I tell you I could be such an idiot sometimes?

So I add another cup of blueberries.

Moving on, I get the top crust on my pie, pinching together the scalloped edges, and I realize I forgot to dot the top of the pie with the butter, before adding the top crust.


O-well. I’ figure I’ll just slip some butter in the slits on top of the pie before I bake it,…

but I was all about the egg wash and my new Swedish Pearl Sugar that I wanted to try…, and I plum forgot about the buttah!

This poor pie.

In the end, it was a great pie in spite of all my mishaps.
- Heck, I would make this pie again! and again, and again…
If you would like to try and make a Blueberry Nectarine Pie, you can find the recipe at

Liz’s blog, That Skinny Chick Can Bake . She made her pie with a lattice crust.

You can also find it at

Hillary’s blog Manchego’s Kitchen, She made her pie with blueberries, raspberries and nectarines and made a crumb topping.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! July 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Sorry I had to laught because this is the story of my life…all the time….Yours came out great….

2 Liz July 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm

You are a trooper!!! And your pie turned out beautifully despite a few hiccups! I’m glad you didn’t give up :)

3 Katrina July 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

You are not alone in the world of idiots in the kitchen. ;) I do the same dumb things all the time. I did make my pie crust in the processor, but only added the water a tablespoon at a time until I liked how it was, which wasn’t the full amount.
Butter to dot the pie? Never saw that or did it.
And YOU win with that big ol’ scoop of ice cream anyway.

4 Reeni August 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I forget the butter all the time! It looks like all turned out well in the end! It’s a beauty.

5 carrian August 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Even with the mishaps, this pie truly turned out beautiful. The crust is lovely!

6 teresa August 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

oh my goodness, what a beautiful pie! perfect for the summer!

7 Blond Duck August 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I’m trying this–I desperately need a new crust!

8 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes August 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

It´s a good thing you kept on because it turned out wonderful! And you loved it!

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