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Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Pie

Well, it’s finally here; Alex and I’s first recipe post! We wanted to do something unique so we thought we would try this delicious Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Pie.

The pastry crust recipe that I (Jenn) used comes from my late Nana. Each time I make this crust, I also use her old rolling pin. I think it makes the crust taste even better!

Here’s Alex working hard on making the filling for pie:

 

The supplies needed to make the filling:

Henry and Matao hoping some food will come their way:

 

Here’s how the pie looked before going into the oven:

It’s hard to describe how yummy this pie turned out but I think this picture does a pretty job:


Print Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Pie Author: Jenn & Alex (Filling recipe loosely based on Food Network recipe) Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  1 hour Serves: 8   A pie bursting with fresh blueberries, goat cheese and a refreshing hint of basil with a super flaky crust. Ingredients

For the pastry crust:

 

  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup shortening (we used Crisco)
  • 3-4 tbsp cold water

 

For the pie filling:

 

  • 1 cup goat cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup half and half cream
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 20 fresh basil leaves, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions
Pastry Crust:

  • Whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • Cut in shortening till pieces are size of small peas.
  • Add the cold water a little at a time, until the dough is moistened. Form the dough !into a ball.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. To ensure you have rolled out enough dough, place your pie dish over the dough and there should be an inch beyond the dish all around.
  • Transfer the rolled out dough onto your pie dish. Fold the overhang dough underneath itself and either crimp the edge of the crust with a fork or use your fingers to pinch the outer dough.

Filling:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine goat cheese, egg, brown sugar, half and half cream, salt, and basil leaves with electric mixer until smooth.
  • Mix in coconut flour with a spoon.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Pour into unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until crust is lightly browned and filling is set.

Notes 1. For the 20 basil leaves, we used ¾ of a basil plant purchased from our local grocery store.
2. If you use frozen blueberries, ensure to thaw them first and drain any liquid.