August is a bright and sunny month, kinda like the lemons in these pictures. 🙂
I’m celebrating this entire month, as it is my last weeks of being twenty-something. This recipe is extra special for the Leo and Virgo readers. I was born on August 24, 1986 and I made this Blueberry Sage Braided Crust Pie in celebration of three decades of awesome.
Who loves being a 90’s baby?
Blueberry Sage Braided Crust Pie
Two crust design trails and some easy measuring made this cute braided crust come to life. Endless hours went into planning and executing this post. Making really awesome pies has officially turned into a passion filled baking mission for me. I’m obsessed with fresh, natural ingredients. The essence of lemon, sage, vanilla, and blueberries in this pie makes it the perfect way to enjoy the dog days of summer.
The filling ingredients are pretty straight forward.
Let’s talk about a lattice crust with two braids.
The first time I tried this crust I didn’t plan for it properly (at all actually). I used the bigger dough disc for the bottom (like I usually do). But, when you have this many details on your top crust, use the bigger half for the top. If you have a kitchen scale measure the top crust as 2/3 of the dough and the bottom as 1/3. If not, eyeball it. I didn’t want to have to make extra pie crusts, so I did a little planning on the second go around.
Nothing insanely strategic. Just a sharpie and the edge of a parchment paper box.
Pie crust stencil? Yeah! Definitely going to develop this concept further and send free printable versions to my e-mail subscriber list. They get the VIP treatment (aka freebies). 😉
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Pie Crust Design Tutorial
The key is making the individual pieces on parchment paper so when they get too warm to work with, you can chill them for 15 minutes. It takes time. Be patient, stick with it and breathe. You got this.
Have you ever looked up life changing events that happened on your birthday?
The year Hurricane Andrew hit Miami, August 24th, 1992, we were living in the Florida Keys. Of course we lost power. I remember that the only lights we had around the table that year were my birthday candles.
When I did a quick google search I learned that on August 24th in 79 A.D., the volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the city of Pompeii and the others around it. Yikes!
Ok your turn!
This post was inspired by Kale & Caramel, who was inspired by a pie crust recipe from The Kitchn. And now, this Blueberry Sage Braided Crust Pie recipe is third generation amazing! Enjoy!