Pie for Dinner

blueberry goat cheese pieEaster I made a pie for dessert. I saw this pie on Food Network’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It looked delish and everyone seemed to love it. Anyway, it IS a good pie. I LOVE the flavor! However, I do not think it’s a dessert pie. It is more like a dinner pie, ya know, like Chicken Pot Pie. OK, so this one doesn’t have the veggies and all but this pie is SO filling. We had this for dessert at lunch time…I could not eat again until the next day, after my run and all I could eat was a small amount of yogurt and I was good until dinner.

It is a savory pie not to be served with coffee or hot tea. Iced tea maybe, maybe some wine. You can find the original recipe here. I changed the topping from almonds to Rice Chex. I have a tree nut allergic in the house.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie

Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 to 3/4 cups cold butter 1 tablespoon sugar Pinch salt Cold water

Filling: 1/2 cup soft goat cheese 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 large egg 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Pinch salt 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil 5 cups fresh blueberries

Topping: 1 cup Rice Chex 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup melted butter

For the crust:

Combine the flour, margarine, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Work with your fingers   gathering and crumbling until you have a crumbly mixture, about the size of peas.

In small amounts, slowly add cold water, gently incorporating by hand. As soon as the dough comes together in a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.  Roll out and place in pie dish pressing against sides, cut off excess. Pour all of the blueberries into the pie.

For the filling:

Mix the goat cheese, heavy cream, egg, sugar, flour, salt and basil together in a bowl. Add the blueberries and mix to desired texture. Pour mixture over the blueberries.

For the topping:

Mix the Rice Chex, sugar and butter in bowl and cover the pie.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, turn halfway through and cover edges of crust if needed.

So eat lightly the day you plan to eat this and plan to eat lightly the next day! Enjoy!!!


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