Photo Credit: E. Rosemond-Hoerr
Today, July 7, is my birthday. In my biased opinion, it's the best time of year to have a birthday. It's prime season for pool parties and beer-b-ques, beach trips and sand camping. As a child we would celebrate my birthday all summer long, traveling from one summer destination to the next, eating watermelon and hot dogs and, most importantly, pie.
July (in case you hadn't heard) is National Blueberry Month. And because I love any excuse to celebrate a food, every year my birthday is marked with a blueberry mountain pie. Now, depending on where you live mountain pie means different things. In my family it refers to a cobbler type dish where the fruit is dumped onto a bed of batter and butter and baked.
Something about this pie has become completely emblematic of my birthday for me, I can't age a year without enjoying a piece of blueberry mountain pie. Paired with ice cream it is the perfect summer dish, light, fresh, a total celebration of the blueberry.
Blueberry Mountain Pie
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups fresh blueberries or peaches
- Heat oven to 350.
- In your dish, melt the butter.
- While the butter is melting, mix together to flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, and salt. If you are using peaches, peel and dice.
- When the butter is melted, pour the flour mixture into it. DO NOT MIX. Add the fruit on top. DO NOT MIX.
- Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour, or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream. Serves 6
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