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Blueberry Pie

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I was walking past my local fruit man on Friday afternoon as just as I was passing him, he started shouting “two for a pound, three for a pound”, and I found myself drawn to his table – I do love a bargain. Three boxes of blueberries of £1 – how can I walk past that??!! And boxes of blueberries only mean one thing – a good old fashioned blueberry pie, mmmmm

I found a number of recipes for a blueberry pie, but none of them really described what I had in mind, so I’ve decided to combine them all together and came up with my own one :

Blueberry Pie

Pastry
250g flour
110g cold unsalted butter, cubed
2 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
zest of 1 lemon

Filling
550g blueberries
100g sugar
2 Tbsp cornflour
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon

Glaze
1 egg, whisked with a fork

Place flour, sugar, salt and lemon zest in a food processor. Add butter, cut into 1 cm cubes. Pulse everything together, until everything resembles fine crumbs.
Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, pulse the mixer a bit more. Add 1 Tbsp of iced water, and pulse aga…