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Blueberry Dream Pie

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

This showstopping pie can be decorated to fit any season. I like to make hearts for Valentine's Day, flowers for spring, stars for Independence Day and even leaves for fall. Have fun with it! —Kerry Nakayama, New York, New York
Blueberry Dream Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • Dough for double-crust pie
  • CHEESE FILLING:
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • BLUEBERRY FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 large egg white, beaten

Directions

  1. On a floured surface, roll each dough disk to fit a 9-in. deep-dish cast-iron or other cast-iron skillet. Line skillet with bottom crust. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond edge of skillet; flute edges. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 375°.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk until blended. Spread into crust.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Stir in 2 cups berries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Cool slightly. Gently stir in the lemon juice, mint and remaining berries. Pour over cheese filling.
  4. Cut decorative cutouts from remaining crust; arrange over filling, leaving center uncovered. Brush crust with egg white; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  5. Bake at 375° until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 35-40 minutes. If necessary, cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 442 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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