Blueberry Pie and...?
My sister is hosting a dessert party. One of the guests is bringing her homemade blueberry pie. My sister is making the drinks. I have to bring something else along to eat. I'd like it to compliment the pie. What do you think I can make that would be good?
thanks for all the suggestions. i decided to go with martha atwoods custard because I happened to have buttermilk in the fridge, and the ice cream ideas were too time consuming. The custard was delicious and got raves. I bought Edy's Vanilla to top it with, and it was terrific with the delicious no bake blueberry pie on a warm, breezy, beautiful summer night with the girlfriends sitting in the gazebo!!
I'm so glad you guys have great ideas. I'm really partial to the lemon idea. Now I have to decide if I have time to make the ice cream, or if I should do one of the custard/cake/puddings. I think it'll come down to a time crunch. I'll let you know what I make!!
I agree with the crowd, BP goes great with icecream. How about an assortment of gourmet icecream and or sorbet. If you have an icecream maker that would be great, but if not, many good ones can be purchased.
I used to buy lemon/blueberry scones in California and they were so awesome! Haven't had anything remotely similar.
Your post reminds me... What is a ghost's favorite dessert?
Booberry Pie and I Scream.
But I digress.
I also like the idea of something lemony.
This Lemon Curd Pudding recipe is easy and refreshing!
Lemon Curd Pudding
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons flour
2 cups half-and-half
4 egg yolks
2 lemons, juiced, grated zest
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine the sugar, salt, and flour in a large bowl, and stir well until all flour has disappeared.
3. Slowly add the half-and-half. Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, and grated zest.
4. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites and pour mixture into a buttered 8 by 2-inch square pan.
5. Set the pan inside a larger pan. Carefully pour hot water into the larger pan so that it reaches about 1-inch up the sides of the lemon curd pan. Be very careful not to get any of the water in the lemon curd pudding.
6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.
Lemon goes great with blueberries. There are lots of lemon-buttermilk ice cream recipes in the Home Cooking archives that look devine. Borrow an ice cream maker if you can. Otherwise, maybe a lemon semifreddo, which is a half-frozen Italian creamy dessert that you can just do in your freezer.