Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Healthy Blueberry Pie and ...

I had to make a quick card to mail out this morning and if you remember my craft studio is a mess... so I reached for some pre-made stickers. I used 1/2 inch score tape with glitter for the two stripes down the left side and stamped the Thinking of you. But of course this blog post isn't about the card! LOL! So on to the Blueberry Pie!
As you know I have been trying to eat healthy and go back to my no sugar and no white flour way of eating. A regular size pie is just too big for only two of us, plus with it being healthy there is always the possibility of the hubby not liking it. My mom had given me these small cake pans a few years ago so I decided to use them to make pies!
I made whole wheat crust which I love! Here's the recipe:

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons ice water

Add the shortening, flour and salt and use a pastry blender to break it all up into about the size of a pea. Then add the ice cold water 1 Tablespoon at a time (depending on your flour you may use less or more) I use a fork to mix it all together.
Shape it into a disc. Then roll it out for your pie. This will be enough for a 1 crust pie. Or 3 small ones =)
It is a little more crumbly than a white flour crust... but you can easily piece it all together. I then used a fork to prick the bottom.
My filling was 3 cups of blueberries, 1/3 cup of agave, and 1 Tablespoon cornstarch. I baked them at 375 for 35-40 minutes. (Sorry forgot to take a picture after I baked them.)
Then I had seen a recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream here, that sounded out of this world yummy... so I decided to try it too! Hehe! I substituted Agave for the sugar in her recipe and used blueberries instead of the strawberries.
I used a potato masher to mash my blueberries...
I just stirred in my other ingredients, let me tell you when I licked the spoon! OH my Heavens delish!!! I could have eaten it all without freezing it!
I did put it in the freezer though!
Yummo! Try this one, if you are serious about trying to eat a healthier diet even the hubby enjoyed it! Did he enjoy it more than a regular pie and ice cream? No, but he'll live with it if that's the only way he can have it! Haha!

1 comment:

craftycoffee said...

Oh my gosh that looks good!