Imaginary Blueberry Cream Pie

— Chef's Note —

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

This recipe is a humble tribute to Robin Williams, who passed away this week (at the time of writing). Whether you eat it or play with it, nothing can replace imagination.

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How to Make Imaginary Pie

— Ingredients —

flour
1 3/4 cups flour
oil
1/2 cup oil
water
3 tbsp water
(cold)
blueberry filling
blueberry filling
(see below)
colorful whipped topping
colorful whipped topping
(see below)

— Instructions —

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).
  2. In a medium-large bowl, 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.

How to Make Blueberry Filling

— Ingredients —

butter
1 tbsp butter
(unsalted)
blueberries
2 cups blueberries
granulated sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
cornstarch
2 tbsp cornstarch
citrus juice
1 tbsp citrus juice
cream cheese
8 oz. cream cheese
ricotta cheese
1 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
blue food coloring
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).

How to Make Colorful Whipped Topping

— Ingredients —

whipping cream
1 pint whipping cream
vanilla
1 tbsp vanilla
powdered sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
(as desired)
red and yellow food coloring
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).

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