Individual Blueberry Pie
1/2 All Purpose flour
pinch of salt
3 Tbsp of Sugar
5 Tbsp of Cold butter cut into cubes
2 or more Tbsp of Ice -Cold water
Teaspoon of almond extract
handful of blueberries or any fruit of your choice
3 or more Tbsp of Sugar
1 Tbsp of Corn Starch
Take the first three dry ingredients and mix it , add the almond extract and then cut the butter cubes into the flour with the help of your fingertips . The mixture should look crumbly and you should be able to see tiny balls of dough, then gradually add water one tbsp at a time to it and try to form dough. The water should be ice cold and also the butter should be cold.
Another thing, only add water to roughly form the dough. We do not want to over mix it. Transfer everything into a plastic wrap or parchment paper and try to form discs out of it. And, keep it in the fridge for about an hour or more. You can also freeze this dough for future use for about 4 weeks.
In another bowl, mix the berries with sugar and corn starch and leave it aside.
After the dough has been in the fridge , remove it and we are ready to bake the pie. Preheat oven at 350 F.
Take the pie dough which we just removed from the fridge and start rolling it out gently. Do not tear the dough as it is cold. Gently try to roll it. It is ok not to have a perfect rolled out dough. With the help of the rolling pin, wrap the rolled out dough and place over the pie dish. And, press it down a little bit if needed. Take a fork and poke holes into the pie dough so that it doesn’t rise while baking . If I was baking a big pie, I would have blind baked it first and then would have added my filling. It depends.
Once you are done rolling it, then fill the pie with blueberries and if you have remaining dough just press it down on the filling, as you can see in the picture above I didn’t cover my pie fully. One reason because I didn’t have enough dough to cover and another reason, I also wanted the blueberries to peek a little bit and barely cover them.
Bake it for about 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F. Once, it all looks golden and delicious, and juice are bubbling, remove it form the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes , if you can wait. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche .