I hope that everyone was able to escape the heat one way or another this weekend. Kramer and I spent as much time indoors as possible, including the always faithful movie theater. We saw Captain America, and I thought it was good, but not great. Captain America is just one of those more vanilla superheroes, although I suppose that’s what you get when you’re the all-American good guy. I thought Chris Evans did a great job, though, and I loved all of the World War II era costumes and whatnot. If you see it, be sure to stick around until after the credits, because there’s a trailer for The Avengers that comes out next summer, and it honestly looks pretty cool.
I made these pies for a barbecue that some friends had over the Fourth of July, but to be honest, I had a hard time getting them all over there, as Kramer and I couldn’t stop “sampling” them. Is there anything more delightful then popping a bite-sized blueberry pie into your mouth? I’m not certain that there is. Everyone looks forward to summer fruit like blueberries; they come and go so quickly, that it’s hard to get your fill! These miniature pies will definitely help you with those cravings, and you can even freeze them, so you can enjoy summer all year long. This pie crust is flaky and buttery, and the blueberries are juicy and perfectly sweet. I did, however, do a bit of tweaking once I was assembling the pies, because if you know me, you know that I usually bake in large quantities, and I didn’t think I could stretch the dough to make more than 24 or so pies. I decided to make a quick streusel to top half of the pies with, and even the streusel was amazingly good – good enough to steal pinches of in between topping the pies, anyway. I love miniature desserts because they are easy to serve and easy to eat, and these summery bluberry pies are no different.