Blueberry Pie

This was a quick and easy recipe, that is delicious!

Blueberry Pie
 
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 6 servings
Quickest and easiest using a frozen pie crust, but would probably be even better using your favourite pie dough recipe from scratch!
Ingredients
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  • 1 9″ frozen deep dish pie crust
  • [b]Filling[/b]
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • [b]Topping[/b]
  • 1 small carton of whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon double bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Bake pie shell according to directions, and let cool while making the filling.
  2. Add 2 cups blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 cup water to saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, stirring occasionally until the berries burst.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Make a slurry of the 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water, and stir into sauce pan.
  6. Add remaining 2 cups of blueberries, folding into the thickened mixture.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Combine topping ingredients into a frozen mixing bowl, and whip until stiff peaks form.
 

 

Spice Blends

Rather than buying Italian Seasoning, Seasoning Salt, or Taco Seasoning, I like to make my own blends – that way I know what’s in them, and their flavours are more consistent.  I store the blends in various sized mason jars – using larger jars for the blends I go through fastest.

Seasoning Salt
 
Recipe Type: spice blends
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  • 8 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ tbps onion powder
  • 3 tbsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to your mortar, and grind to an even consistency – fairly fine.
 
Italian Seasoning
 
Recipe Type: spice blends
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  • 1/2 cup dried basil
  • 4 tbsp dried thyme
  • 4 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 4 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried sage
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. put all ingredients into mortar and grind till you reach desired consistency
 
Taco Seasoning
 
Recipe Type: spice blends
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  • 4tbsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. blend all ingredients together in mortar and pestle. I use 2-3 tbsp. of this blend per pound of ground beef when I’m making tacos.
 
Cajun Seasoning
 
Recipe Type: spice blends
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  • 3 Tablespoons paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2-3 teaspoons of salt (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight container