Chipotle Enchilada Shrimp with Rice and Beans.
You know how some people are really good at making pies? Well, very surprisingly, I seem to be one of those people. And yes, that means the crust too. Yeah, I have to say, I nailed the crust. I think that I’ve had so many people tell me so, that after a while I actually started to feel proud of my crust making abilities. Trust me, I am not typically one to talk myself up, BUT this pie, and even this pie from last summer, are just perfect (I almost never feel that anything I do is perfect!). Granted, I cannot make a pie look incredibly gorgeous with a fancy crust and all, BUT I can make it taste really good, which is really what’s most important, right???
Seeing as it is Friday, you have to know that these sweet blueberry buttermilk pies with chamomile cream must be pretty good. If you have been reading the blog for any amount of time you know that Fridays are almost always reserved for chocolate…serious chocolate. I am talking cakes, cookies, bars, ice creams and even doughnuts.
Therefore, this chocolate free pie must be REALLY awesome.
Ok, so let me fill you in on my secret to this pie. First things first, I do not chill my crust. I know, all the experts and culinary school grads out there are frowning down on me right now. But here’s thing, whenever I take chilled pie dough out of the fridge, I have the hardest time rolling it out. Even if I let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes or so, it always cracks and tears on me. So one day I just didn’t put my dough in the fridge and rolled it right out. SO MUCH EASIER.
Here’s what I did do though. Once I had the pies fully assembled, THEN I put them in fridge. I am telling you, this works so well. You just leave your already assembled pies in the fridge for an hour or two and then bake. Simple as that, and in turn you’ll get a perfect crust. You are still chilling the dough, just at a different time, and I promise you, it makes the whole pie making process so much less stressful. Of course, this makes me so happy since baking should be fun!
And that’s really my only secret, but it’s a good little secret. The filling is pretty simple. It’s not overly runny, but still so juicy. It’s also, not very sweet, which I personally really like. It allows the berries to shine through. If however, you prefer a sweeter pie, just up the sugar to maybe 3/4 cup or even 1 cup if you like it real sweet. Totally up to you.
Oh and the cream?!? It is chamomile tea infused and it’s the perfect light flora accent to these pies. Kind of in love with it.
Ok, and in true Tieghan form, onto a new and random subject…
If you follow me on snapchat and Instagram than you know we finally got the goats and they are my new favorite thing in the world. Honestly, these little girls which Asher has yet to name (but she tells me to assure you all that she is working hard on finding the perfect names) are the cutest, most kind little animals. I already want more…
Should I do a post on them? Full of photos? Would you guys care? I’ll add a photo at the bottom of this post so you can see how cute they are!!!
And finally, I just have to tell you about the fact that I woke up at 3 AM last night screaming because I was positive there was an animal crawling on me. Yes.
I jumped out of bed, still screaming and flapping my hands like a crazy person, flipped on the lights and saw nothing. I figured it was under the bed or worse, the blankets. But I looked, liked a chicken, with my eyes half-open and my body as far away from the point of contact as possible and found nothing. I even went downstairs, looked and nothing. Yeah. So it must have been a dream. Either that or the thing is still in my house and I have not seen it yet.
To say that I am afraid to go to sleep is an understatement…
But since I got like three hours last night, I am dead tired.
I think I need more pie.
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Yes, more pie for sure. Pie cures all right?!? Like even my giant vermin dreams? I hope so.
Arn’t they cute?!?
I so love your site and receive your emails and what beauty you put into it.. I know I’m late on this comment and don’t know your even see it but had to laugh at your waking up story. To be honest though my worst fear is mice and rats and I would be terrified and worried. I am looking forward to this making of your pie. Thank you for a wonderful site.
Thanks so much for reading Christie!! LOL they are so creepy!
Once baked, can you freeze this pie?
Sure, that will work well for you!! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it!! xTieghan
This pie is soooo yummy, but my filling turned out very runny. I used fresh blueberries and the only thing I did different was add a little extra sugar. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to make my filling look like yours? I have to scoop mine out instead of being able to just cut it.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, sorry to hear your filling was runny. Did you use the cornstarch by chance? That should really help to thicken the filling. Let me know! xTieghan