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Recipe for Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 3 hr to make this recipe. The Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie recipe should make enough food for 8 to 10 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie recipe.

Ingredients for Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie

  • 3 cups (13 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 18 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
  • 4 cups wild blueberries, frozen or fresh
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions for Blueberries-and-Cream Slab Pie

  1. For the pastry: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have something that resembles coarse meal with a few larger pea-sized pieces of butter. Add 6 tablespoons ice water and stir with a fork. If you can squeeze the mixture together in your hands, you have added enough water; if not, add a little more. The dough will look shaggy. Knead the dough with your hands a couple times in the bowl to get it to start to come together. Tip the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Use the edges of the plastic wrap to help gather the dough and form it into a flat rectangle. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. For the fillings: In a large saucepan, combine the blueberries, 1/2 cup of the sugar, 3 tablespoons of the cornstarch and the salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries have released some juice and the sauce is thick, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, lemon zest and the remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg yolk. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. For the egg wash: In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water.
  5. On a lightly floured piece of parchment, roll the dough out into a rectangle about 12 by 14 inches. Trim the ragged edges. (Pop the dough in the fridge to chill if it has gotten too soft.) Spread the cream cheese filling on the right half of the dough rectangle, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border around the edges. Top with the cooled blueberry filling. Brush the border with the egg wash. Use the parchment to lift the left half of the dough over the filling. Use a fork to seal the edges. Using the parchment, transfer the pie to a baking sheet. Brush the top with more egg wash and sprinkle with the sanding sugar if using. Use a small paring knife to cut a few small slits in the top to vent the pie. Bake until golden brown and set, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool before slicing.

Bakeware for your recipe

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  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Pie Recipes
  • Blueberry – See textBlueberries are a widely distributed and widespread group of perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. Vaccinium also includes cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries and Madeira blueberries. Commercial blueberries—both wild (lowbush) and cultivated (highbush)—are all native to North America. The highbush varieties were introduced into Europe during the 1930s.Blueberries are usually prostrate shrubs that can vary in size from 10 centimeters (4 inches) to 4 meters (13 feet) in height. In commercial production of blueberries, the species with small, pea-size berries growing on low-level bushes are known as “lowbush blueberries” (synonymous with “wild”), while the species with larger berries growing on taller, cultivated bushes are known as “highbush blueberries”. Canada is the leading producer of lowbush blueberries, while the United States produces some 40% of the world supply of highbush blueberries.
  • Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.
  • Dessert – Dessert (/dɪˈzɜːrt/) is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of Central Africa and West Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts and fruit salad. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

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