I finally did it! A few weeks ago I went berry picking with Hope and Jessica at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm in Millis, MA.
We picked blueberries, cherry tomatoes, and raspberries, and it was super fun. Though I do wish I had thought to put on sunscreen. Oops.
That night I came home and made some pastry dough to chill. It was easier than I thought it would be. I accidentally bought salted butter instead of unsalted though, and didn’t realize until after I had added the required salt to the flour. When I tasted the dough it was very salty, so I was worried that the pie might be too salty, but it ended up being fine. I was inspired by a pie post I found on Pinterest, which led me to this link. I used this link for the pie filling, with a few alterations. It probably would have been easier to use a mixer for the dough, but I just used my hands.
I didn’t add any butter or lemon zest to the filling, and only used about four cups of blueberries instead of the six that the recipe calls for.
Overall, I was pretty pleased with myself and my pie. I’m inspired to bake more often, especially now that I know that making pie dough from scratch isn’t as tough as I thought it’d be. I also felt very Snow White-y, so that’s always good. It would have looked a little nicer if it had browned more, but it tasted good, so not bad for my first pie, if I do say so myself.