the best blueberry pie – (tarte aux brimbelles)

I have to tell you one secret … I have never eaten a blueberry pie. Not even one in 30 years. ( yes I know ).That is such a pity a pity for me because this pie is a sin ..

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Maybe the reason why I never bothered to have a look at any is because I could never have access to fresh hand-picked berries like in Norway. But just like Norway, the Vosges region in France has plenty of wild blueberries in the woods and I have chosen to get inspired from this recipe to prepare this FANTASTIC recipe. 

My  advise no 1, use the smallest variety of blueberries ( that is blue inside, not white) – they are tastier …

For your information the Vosges are mountains in East of France

           

source: http://forum.psychologies.com/psychologiescom/voyages-et-vacances/decouvrir-region-vosges-sujet_191_1.html    
for more information about tourism in the Vosges mountains http://www.france-voyage.com/travel-guide/vosges-departement.htm

Now ..let´s get started !

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       -Blueberry pie-

Ingredients ( for 6 people )

Pie :

  • 250 grams of flour
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

1- mix the flour, butter (  it has to be taken out of the fridge 1 hour before), a spoon of sugar, the egg yolk, two pinches of salt and two spoon of water.

2- Knead the dough during 3 minutes and let it rest for 30 minutes.

3- Roll the dough to a thickness of 4 to 5 millimetres and set to the pie mould

4- Prick the bottom of the pie with a fork .

5 – Spread the vanilla custard on the bottom of the pie  and the blueberry on top.

6-  Set the oven to 180 degrees celsius and cook the pie for 25 to 30 minutes

7- When the pie is ready, sprinkle with sugar ( I actually used less than in the recipe…  but, up to you ! )

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custard – (vanilla cream)

ingredients

  • 250 grams of milk
  • 60 grams of sugar
  • 30 grams of maisenna (cornstarch)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla pod (or vanilla sugar)

1-Whip the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl, add the cornstarch.

2- Cook up the milk and the vanilla pod and pour it over the egg mix. Mix well.

3-  Have it in a saucepan and cook up for a minute.

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