Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day

Today is Pi Day, so I made a blueberry pie. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter of the circle. It is a mathematical constant. I actully know this because math was a religion in my house growing up.

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Blueberry pie was not part of my childhood. That seems a shame.

Blueberry Pie

4 cups blueberries, frozen
2/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Big pinch of salt

Juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon butter

1 graham gracker crust

Take the blueberries, the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water and put into a three quart pot over medium heat. Stir contantly.

The cornstarch will make the liquid cloudy. Eventually, the cloudy liquid will turn clear and the liquid will get very thick. PAY ATTENTION!

Take it off the heat immediately and add the lemon juice and butter.

Pour into the prepared pie crust and let come to room temperature. Refrigerate for a few hours. Serve with whipped cream.

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