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Imaginary Blueberry Cream Pie

Overview

How to make Imaginary Blueberry Cream Pie from Hook | CookFiction.com

Name: Imaginary Blueberry Cream Pie

Inspired by: Hook

Secret Ingredient: Your imagination

"Don't you remember? This used to be your favorite game!" - Tinker Bell

Chef's Note

This recipe is a humble tribute to Robin Williams, who passed away this week. I provide it here, but - as Mr. Williams showed us so many times over the years - nothing can replace imagination.

Recipe

Making the Imaginary Pie


You will need:

  • Pie Crust (1 3/4 cups flour, 1/2 cup oil, 3 tbsp cold water)
  • Blueberry Filling
  • Whipped Topping (colored)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).
  2. Make Pie Crust: Blend oil thoroughly into flour with fork.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, and again mix very well. If too dry, add 1 or 2 tbsp more oil.
  4. Press the dough firmly into a ball, and roll out between wax paper.
  5. Unpeel wax paper, placing crust in pie pan.
  6. Pinch edges and bake until golden brown (about 20-25 minutes).
  7. When crust has cooled, pour in blueberry filling. Dot with seven circles of whipped topping as shown.

Making the Blueberry Filling


You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon citrus juice
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • Blue food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add blueberries, and cook until berries have popped and softened (about 5 minutes).
  3. In a bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch together. Stir this mixture, along with the citrus juice, into the blueberry sauce.
  4. Cook until sauce thickens well (about 5-10 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat, and stir in cheeses.
  6. Blend until smooth. Add blue food coloring as desired (optional).

Making the Whipped Topping


You will need:

  • 1 pint all-purpose whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar (as desired)
  • Red and yellow food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Chill cream, and place mixing bowl and beaters (or whisk) in freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Once chilled, add vanilla, sugar, and whipping cream to the bowl.
  3. Beat cream until stiff peaks form (about 10 minutes). Do not overbeat.
  4. Separate whipped cream into two bowls. Add the red and yellow coloring to one bowl, and just yellow to the second (optional).