28 August 2012

How to Make a Pie Entirely for Yourself on Someone Else's Birthday

While Steve and I were housesitting for our friend Becky over Christmas, we watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives every night and longed for restaurant foods other than curries and fish and chips (we were a wee bit burned out on Scottish fare).  One night we saw a blueberry goat cheese pie featured and I determined that as soon as wild blueberries were in season (in 8 months), I would make it and love it.

Blueberry season coincides with Steve's birthday, so I baked this last week for his special day.  I did not ask him how he felt about goat cheese before making it.  Turns out he's not as big a fan as I am.  He wasn't really loving his birthday treat.  He kept assuring me that he didn't "not like it." 

Fortunately, I thought it was super tasty and after my brother tasted it, he broke out into a happy pie dance in the kitchen.  Mixed reviews.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie 
(adapted from Food Network recipe via 3 Sisters Cafe)


  • 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 5 cups fresh blueberries

  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
Mix all filling ingredients except blueberries together.  Add blueberries.  Pour into prepared pie crust.  Mix topping ingredients together and spread over pie filling.  Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes and allow to cool.


CSIowa said...

No one writes a headline like you do. Keep it coming!

MBC said...


MBC said...

Update: tonight I made peach and blueberry mini pies for us and Steve says that they are 1,000 times better than his birthday pie and that I make the best pie crust in the world. So, there you go. Redemption.

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