Blueberry Glaze Pie Monday, Sep 3 2012 

August is the season for picking wild blueberries around here. For the first time since I moved here (7yrs ago), I wasn’t working, pregnant, or with an infant. 🙂  We only got to go blueberry picking once, but it was fun! I filled up a 4L ice cream pail full in an hour! Yay! We enjoyed eating some of them fresh by the handful, on our oatmeal, on our granola, and on pancakes.

Korban (4), wanted to make blueberry pie. I’ve never made a fresh blueberry pie before, and opted to do this recipe from our church’s cookbook: Blueberry Glaze Pie. It seemed so yummy since it doesn’t actually cook the blueberries. It’s almost like eating them fresh on a cooked pie crust! Yum! We loved these and I hope to make them again. 🙂

We ate them plain, but they can also be served with ice cream, or whipped cream.

 

Blueberry Glaze Pie

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup water, divided
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 baked pie crust (regular flour crust, or graham cracker crust – I used mini pie crusts for individual servings)

Place sugar and 1/2 cup water in medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch and remaining 3/4 cup water; add gradually to syrup mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until until mixture is thick and clear. Take off heat, and add salt and lemon juice. Add berries and mix gently. Place in baked shell and let cool. Eat plain, or garnish with whipped cream or ice cream.

Note: strawberries and peaches may also be used in place of the blueberries!

Blueberry Oatmeal Coconut Muffins Wednesday, Feb 15 2012 

I first had this muffin “back in the day” when I was a bank teller. Before kids. Nearly 4 years ago! Seems like another lifetime. 🙂  Every Friday was casual Friday and we took turns bringing in a snack for our co-workers. My supervisor brought these and I LOVED them. They are still a favourite around here!

I recently realized that I never shared this delicious recipe on here, so without delay, here it is!

 

Blueberry Oatmeal Coconut Muffins

1 cup oatmeal (rolled, or quick)
1 cup flour (wheat, spelt, white, or a combinaison)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup coconut
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup blueberries

Combine oatmeal and buttermilk, soak for 30 minutes.

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Blend oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and coconut. Add oatmeal and buttermilk. Stir in flour mixture, stirring only to moisten.

Fold in blueberries. Spoon into greased/lined muffin tins.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 350F, or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.

Cool on cooling rack, enjoy!

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