Although I will admit that the crust isn't homemade, everything is still vegan. I created the starry scheme myself, which was actually really fun. Also, I used fresh blueberries, and very little sugar. (Next time, I'll definitely sprinkle some sugar on top of the pie crust - that might have been what was missing.) Although it didn't turn out as delicious as I'd hoped, my beau certainly enjoyed it. And that's all that counts, right?
Plus, there's just something holiday-ish about pie, and who am I to deny the people what they want? ("The people" = my mom. Hi, Mom!) Anyway, this recipe is simple, easily-alterable, and just plain good.
Recipe: Starry Vegan Blueberry Pie
1/2 cup white sugar (+ extra for sprinkling on top of pie)
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 c. fresh (or frozen + rinsed) blueberries
1/2 a lemon, juiced
1 9 in. double crust pie (homemade or store-bought)
1 Tbsp. Earth Balance (or other vegan butter substitute)
*Optional: star-shaped cookie cutters
1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2.) Place blueberries in a large bowl & set aside.
3.) In a separate bowl, mix white & brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, & cinnamon together. Then, sprinkle mixture over blueberries & stir.
4.) Stir lemon juice into berry mixture.
5.) Place one pie crust in pie dish, & pour berry mixture into it. Then, dot berries with butter.
6.) If using cookie cutters, use second pie crust to create various-sized stars, placing them on top as you go. Otherwise, create a lattice by cutting the crust into long strips & weaving it on top of the pie.
7.) Sprinkle a bit of sugar over top of pie, & bake on lower oven shelf for about 50 mins., or until crust is golden brown.
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