Sunday, July 12, 2009

Coffee Date with Blueberries & Peaches

In a few hours, an old friend from university will be coming over for coffee. In Germany, Sunday coffee is a sort of institution. It's not just coffee, it's also cake & all other goodies that fill you up with sugars & flours & make you not want dinner. Well, forget that - it's an old friend, not someone I have to impress. It's about seeing her again, not about the food. Well - not as much about the food.

Yesterday, I went out to the farm & in my "everything is fresh & I need it all!" frenzy, I got some vineyard peaches, as well as some blueberries. Neither are local, but both are fun. The vineyard peaches are flat & perfect for grilling, but I needed something to go with the blueberries for the pie. Cut them up & away I go. This is wine country- there have got to be more flat peaches out there.

Blueberry Peach Pie Crumble
1/2 roll puff pastry, or 1 pie shell
1/2 c flour
3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp butter
pinch of salt
250 g blueberries
3 flat peaches, or 2 round ones, sliced
3 Tbsp light brown sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
zest of 1/2 lemon, grated
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Roll pastry into pie form.
Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, butter & salt to make a sandy mixture. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Put fruit mix in pie shell & cover with crumble mixture. Bake at 180° for 30 minutes.

I've been looking forward to making a pie for months now, ever since I got my new pie form when I was at home a few months ago. An amazingly wonderful person gave it to me as a gift & if I can't share the pie with her, then I can at least share it with an old friend.


Cathy said...

That blueberry pie is delicious! Other than lemon, I can think of no better pie to have.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I gained 5 kg from that German institution of eating lots of cake when I was dating a German guy some time ago. It was brutal losing that weight... :p

taste traveller said...

Cathy: Mmmm... lemon... :-) I got bad feedback on this one though - the workaholic found it to be too sweet (but it was sweet that I made it, he claims)

Murasaki: Ouch! My main problem is not having a sweet tooth & expecting there to be dinner afterwards. After all the whipped cream on cakes, I think I was the only one who was still hungry.

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd seen this recipe a couple days ago when I was looking for something to do with my blueberries! This looks yummy.

taste traveller said...

Sliceofsushe: Sorry! :-/ But the blueberry season has just started.

Ben said...

Sunday coffee sounds like fun. I need to start something like that with my friends. That pie looks really good. I wanna reach into the monitor and grab a piece :D

Karine said...

MmM blueberries and peaches, Your crumble looks delish!

Justin said...

i get so excited by fruity cobblers, probably because my mom used to make them all the time when I was a kid

taste traveller said...

Ben: it's great, you should try it! It also allows you to eat an entire can of whipped cream at once, if you have enough people! ;-)

Karine: thanks!

Justin: Your mom sounds great!

Jenn said...

I just made this the other night and it is both delicious AND pretty. The fruit stood up so nice. It is a wonderful pie!! Thanks for sharing!

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