Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TWD-Double Crusted Blueberry Pie and Blueberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream

This week's recipe was chosen by Amy of South in your Mouth.Check out her blog for the recipe. In my opinion, she couldn't have picked a more perfect recipe for the 4th of July. I know that not everyone who participates in this group celebrates this holiday, but it made it alot easier to decide what we were going to have for dessert. It was wonderful! I took Dorie's advice and made the Blueberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream as well, and I think that was actually my favorite part of this dessert. I was worried that it wouldn't make enough to feed everyone, but just one scoop of that delicious ice cream was sooo satisfying, WOW! It was great. I also added a little whipped cream. This was one great dessert. Go check out the TWD Blogroll to see if everyone else loved it as much as I did! (Please try to ignore the fingerprint/hole in the ice cream- we had some eager eaters!)

Blueberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream from Dorie's Greenspans- Baking from my home to yours
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sour cream


Put the blueberries, sugar, salt, and lemon zest and juice in a medium nonreactive saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture boils and the berries pop and soften, about 3-5 minutes.
Pour the berries into a blender and blend until the mixture is purreed, about 1 minute. Add the heavy cream and sour cream and pulse just to blend.
Pour the custard into a bowl and refrigerate until it is chilled before churning it into ice cream.
Scrape the chilled custard into the bowl of an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Pack the ice cream into a container and freeze for at least 2 hours, until it is firm enough to scoop.



25 comments:

rainbowbrown said...

Oh wow. Stick a fork in my hand and call me impressed. Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Looks great!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Wow, that looks good. And you're selling me on breaking down and buying an ice cream maker. ;)

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Anne said...

Awesome job! I love the sugar sprinkled on top and I will have to make that ice cream.

Annemarie said...

Very, very nice!!!

Engineer Baker said...

Too bad ice cream doesn't ship well - that looks deliciously fabulous. I think I'd be an eager eater too if that was in front of me.

Rigby said...

Your pie looks wonderful, and the ice cream....oh my :)

kim said...

beautiful, perfect crust :) the ice cream sounds so delicious, too!

Prudy said...

That ice cream just blows me away. It looks so yummy with that pie!

Amy said...

Looks great! So glad you enjoyed it!

Susie Homemaker said...

wowowowow. i bet the ice cream took this over the top!! great job!

Judy said...

Oh yeah. Love the idea of blueberry ice cream with blueberry pie! Yum. I've got peach ice cream base ready to be frozen in a few hours. I think I'll do blueberry next.

Bumblebutton said...

Yummy! Glad the ice cream was a good companion--we're breaking into the pie tonight, topped with a scoop of the very same deliciousness!

Christine said...

Oh the ice cream is so beautiful and is on my list to make. Great job on the pie!

Dolores said...

Your pie is gorgeous. And you may well get a second shot at that ice cream soon... it's on my 'short list' for when I host in August.

Shhh... it's a *secret*. :)

Kayte said...

Fantastic photos...it all looks wonderfully fresh and good. I say you mastered this one!
~Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Linda said...

i must make that ice cream! your pie looks so delicious...fantastic job!!!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful pictures! The ice cream looks amazing, not to mention the pie.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your pie looks gorgeous, but that ice cream is calling out to me! OMG, it looks amazing!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I am glad to hear the ice cream was successful. I am definitely going to try it now.

Shari said...

I'm going to have to try that Blueberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream. Sounds delicious!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

PheMom said...

PERFECT. The crust looks perfect and your filling looks the most fantastic that I've seen. Great job!!

Jaime said...

wow, both look so delicious. great job. LOL at the finger poke!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

What a beautiful slice of pie, love the course sugar on the crust! I'm dying to try the blueberry-sour cream ice cream now!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

The pie with the ice cream and whip cream looks mouthwatering. Fabulous job!