Thursday, July 30, 2009

Overactive Sweet Tooth

I love sweets. Entirely too much. I made not one, but two desserts today. Like I need them.
First I made this yummy blueberry pie.
I love this stuff!
To make this you start with a buttload of clean blueberries. In case you're not familiar with a buttload, that's 4 cups.
Add one cup of water and one cup of blueberries in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
After it comes to a boil, add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 3 tbsp corn starch.
(I like to mix the corn starch together with a little bit of warm water in a little container with a lid and shake the snot out of it to get rid of lumps before I add it to the blueberry mixture)
Let all this boil together while stirring about 1 1/2 minutes then remove from heat.
Add the remaining 3 cups of blueberries and stir it all up to get all the berries covered with the glaze.
At this point pour the berries into your pre-baked pie crust. (see that missing chunk out of my pie crust? That's because I really like to eat frozen raw pie dough.)
Place the pie in the fridge and let it get nice and chilled before serving with some whipped topping of your choice.
I think I'm going to take this pie to work tomorrow to say "sorry for being crabby for no particular reason, eat the pie and get over it."
Later in the day I decided to make the chocolate sheet cake with peanut butter frosting I found at My Tasty Treasures.
We really enjoyed that frosting! The girl discovered it makes a pretty good dip for pretzels!
Well, thanks for stopping by...I have to go check my blood sugar now.

28 comments:

Katy ~ said...

That blueberry pie looks delish! I make one similar and it is my absolute favorite blueberry pie. YUMMMMMY

I'm pretty sure peanut butter and chocolate are good for you,grins.

Mya said...

That pie looks amazing!!

I have a blueberry bush in my backyard. :) I'll have to try that recipe.

Krista said...

"In case you're not familiar with a buttload, that's 4 cups." That totally cracked me up...no pun intended. The pie looks so good...and the cake too!

Ingrid said...

The blueberry pie looks lovely. Love the color.

I thought Donna's frosting sounded good but unfortunately I'm not fond of chocolate so tell your babygirl thanks for the pretzel tip! :)

~ingrid

Brindi said...

Why, yes, we are familiar here with the meaasurement of a buttload here in WV, but thanks for the accurate conversion.

The pie looks great and I love that it is not a double crust.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm going to take both of them...lol!

The Redhead Riter said...

YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM

I couldn't type anything more.

LOL

Mama Mel said...

Hi from SITS! That pie looks soooo yummy! :) Have a great day!

sherri said...

Looks like my butt will be carrying an extra load after trying these recipes! Thanks alot.

Kelly said...

The blueberry pie looks insanely good! Your co-workers must love you!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, look at all these beautiful blueberries - the pie looks heavenly! Yum!

noble pig said...

Oh my word how I love thee! Two amazing desserts...the crab has left the house.

teresa said...

Oh wow! I want that blueberry pie so bad! Gorgeous! And that cake? I think posts like this are hazardous to my health, in a good way!

Monica H said...

Blueberry pie= "get over it" pie- I love it!

I thought I recognized that cake- looks delicious!

Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said...

That blueberry pie looks delish! And how can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? Yum!

Donna-FFW said...

Loving the blueberry pie, looks fantastic!!

So glad you tried the cake and am glad you enjoyed the frosting. Thanks for the kind shout out.

valentine said...

wow! cake and pie in the same day? talk about a delicious day.

Cucinista said...

I giggled all the way through your commentary. I personally find you can get away with just about anything at work if it is followed by pie or cake or cookies. Same works at home, actually :)

The Redhead Riter said...

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lilybox said...
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lilybox said...

The peanut butter frosting looks yummy. I will deff. try it out!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhh yum!


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Robin said...

Just popping in from SITS.....

Oh my goodness....I'm sitting here waiting for my tenderloin to get done so that we can have dinner and you are tempting me with pie and cake! My tumm is making scary noises.....I feel shaky.....I want pie....ugh...
:-)

Hope you and yours have had a beautiful weekend

Preston said...

Oh it looks so good. I adore blueberry pie! And white colored peanut butter icing? mmmmmm

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Small House said...

OH MY GOODNESS... What wonderful desserts!!! I've probably said it before, but I'll say it again...
"WHAT A LUCKY FAMILY YOU HAVE!"
Sandra

Katherine Aucoin said...

That has to be the most beautiful blueberry pie i have ever seen. I've been wanting to try Donna's chocolate sheet cake too.

Jamie said...

Great pie! And I also saw that peanut butter frosting recipe over on Donna FFW's blog and thought it would be fab on chocolate cake.

Gabrielle said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I have a bush full of blueberries, this might be our Sunday treat! Thanks for the recipe!