most favorite of favorites

14 Sep

and i have a lot of favorites because i’m indecisive and because lots of things are really really good in a pie. but for today this is my most favorite pie. ever. but, i fear this post may be a bit late for the juicy, delicious treats of summer that make this pie what it is. peaches and blueberries are a bit past their prime. but i shall post this recipe none the less because i think it’s delicious and a little bit hardy, which is what we need when we segue into fall right? right. so DEFINITELY have this for dessert tonight…and breakfast the next day and then for dessert after breakfast. it’s really that delicious.
also feel free to just eat pancakes. because those are delicious too. just as long as you eat these. they’ll straight up change you’re life. no, really. they will.

back to pie.

this fella is full of peaches and blueberries with a hint of basil. i feel that when you put fresh basil in things it makes it fancier. but don’t worry we won’t get too fancy. the cornmeal crust makes it earthy enough that you could even wear your long skirt and no shoes while eating it and not feel under dressed AND since it’s sweetened with honey it’s even practically healthy! man, this pie wins on all levels.

this pie helped me meet my need to use the abundance of basil on my plant for something OTHER than pesto or one of the MANY different kinds of crostinis and salads floating around my fav food blogs these days. so i thought PIE!

so lets get to it! first the crust.

cornmeal crust

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/3 cup fine yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1/3 cup cold vegetable shortening
1/4 cup buttermilk

put all dry ingredients into your food processor and pulse. add butter and shortening. pulse and fluff. add buttermilk and mix until dough starts to hold together. i then took the crumbs little by little and patted them into my pie shell. the crumbyness of the corn meal made this way easier than rolling it out.


3 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen, partially thawed…ya know since i lolly gagged with posting this)
3 cups peaches fresh- peeled pitted and sliced or frozen partially thawed
1/4 cup honey (just use your fav but i think a dark honey would be so good!)
1/4 plus 2 tablespoon cup sugar
a dash of nutmeg
2 dashes of cinnamon (a very technical amount, i know)
1 tablespoon of orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh chopped sweet basil leaves
2 tablespoons cornstarch

mix blueberries, peaches, honey, sugar, orange juice, and basil into a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. mix in cornstarch and turn out into pie shell.

bake in a preheated oven at 400 F for 30 minutes and then turn the oven down to 375 F for another 30-40 minutes. let cool for an hour then slice that baby and scarf it!


One Response to “most favorite of favorites”

  1. Mindy Griffin October 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    This sounds amazing! Your mom lovingly shared your blog with me and I’m so glad she saw fit to do so! I’ll be giving this one a whirl for Thanksgiving.

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