• 500g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 60g flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 500g blueberries
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp butter

Blooberry Pigh (suitable for people aged 2 – 92)

OK, so Blueberry Pie isn’t normally spelt ‘Blooberry Pigh’ but that’s how a 5 year old sees it.

I asked Jess what she’d like to make. She said “a pie”. Needless to say I asked her “what shall we put in it?” She paused for a moment and then said “blueberries”. I’m not sure why, but I quickly confirmed “that sounds like a good idea – we’ll make a blueberry pie then”. Jess looked at me quizzically and said “what’s a blueberry pie?”. To cut a long story short, the conversation continued like that for a while.

Due to recent pastry disasters resulting in “daddy” having to be removed from the kitchen so that “mummy” can take over, we decided to go for pre-made pastry. We never said we were chefs. We said we were silly chefs. We’re allowed to cheat.

How we did it:

  • We decided to go for this Betty Crocker recipe. But of course we skipped the first bit (making the pastry).
  • We heated the oven to 200C.
  • We divided our pre-made pastry into 2 halves and rolled them out to slightly larger than our pie dish (10 inches). This was a fairly painful process that involved a number of sequences that have nothing to do with cooking. We’ll leave it there.
  • The first half was placed “carefully” in the pie dish and then immediately removed due to being ripped into several pieces. It was re-rolled and replaced – we looked at it admiringly.
  • We mixed the sugar with the flour and cinnamon and stirred in the blueberries. We sprinkled it with the lemon juice and added the butter (chopped into small pieces) and gave it a final stir. We spooned the mixture in to the pie dish.
  • We covered it with our second rolled-out piece of pastry and cut slits in the top.
  • We baked for 35 minutes (blueberry juices were just starting to bubble up through the slits at this point).

What we thought of it:

We’ve never eaten blueberry pie before. We’ve never wanted to. But it’s probably one of the best things we’ve made at Silly Chefs. We tested it on all sorts of people including Jess’ little sister Annie, our next door neighbour and, most importantly, Jess’ Great Gran (aka Big Gran).

Big Gran had 2 slices. Slice “A” went down well, leading to slice “B”. Need we say more. Suitable for people aged 2 – 92. If you are either side of that age range give us a call. We have a liquidised version.