TwD: Baking Blueberry Nectarine Pie with Julia

This week’s TwD assignment was a pretty delicious blueberry nectarine pie. Personally, I was more worried about making the flaky pie dough as I’ve never made pie dough from scratch. However, it was surprisingly simple to assemble and a lot less finicky than I expected. The only issue I had was with my cake pan. The recipe calls for a cake pan with 1-inch sides, and I only own pans with 3-inch sides. This meant that my crust ended up folding over on itself resulting in thicker side edges than normal. The crust itself was plenty flaky with a slight shortbread-like consistency. I definitely wouldn’t mind making this crust again, either with the blueberry and white nectarine filling like this time or with any other fruit filling. Maybe cherry, Γ  la Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks!

To get the recipe for this blueberry nectarine pie, head over to this week’s hosts: Hilary of Manchego’s Kitchen or Lizzy of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, who I personally adore!

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75 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TrafficDiva
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 07:49:29

    Your family pies have always been the standard by which I hold almost every other pie and here is yet another reason! I think I licked the screen trying to get a piece of that buttery/sugary crust!!!!!

  2. Jasline
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:07:18

    Yummy!! The pie looks so gorgeous and delicious! Juicy blueberries in a flaky and buttery crust – oh my, you’re really killing me – I can only look but not have a bite of that delicious pie… Save me one pretty please? πŸ˜‰ I’ve nominated you an award at http://foodismylife.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/re-bake-jamie-olivers-easy-chocolate-cake-and-an-award/ hope you like it!

  3. rondamkisner
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:16:27

    Yum! I have not made a pie yet this summer, this looks like a winner!

  4. Simply Life
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:24:34

    what a beautiful pie! I’m sure nectarine and blueberry are such a great combination in this!

  5. Food,Photography & France
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:40:51

    Blueberry and nectarine is a very delicious filling. We have nectarines aplenty but blueberries are thin on the ground and very expensive when you find them. I guess frozen blueberries would do it, though.

  6. Ei
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:43:34

    Looks wonderful!

  7. baker in disguise
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 09:08:42

    your crust is looking so beautiful.. golden, buttery and flaky!! and the blueberries..perfect!! how i envy you!

  8. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 09:18:35

    Hi,
    This looks so delicious! The perfect dessert for summer!

  9. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 09:32:18

    That pie slice is gorgeous! Everything seems to have come together perfectly and the color of the filling is great!

  10. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:25:53

    I love the way you drizzled some of the pie juice on your plate! The pie looks delicious.

  11. Cher
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:58:08

    Very nice – a cherry pie sounds really good right now.
    I was a huge Twin Peaks fan in my teen years πŸ™‚

  12. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 11:05:12

    Looks amazing! Wish I had leftovers… πŸ™‚

  13. Alice
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 11:26:13

    yours looks great!! πŸ™‚ I’m going to make mine today, I totally forgot about TWD! πŸ™‚

  14. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 15:01:17

    This pie has me salivating πŸ˜€

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Serene - momfoodproject.com
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 15:05:26

    God, this is beautiful!

  16. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 15:39:36

    What a picture perfect pie! A simply gorgeous specimen of summer. Love that you used white Nectarines!

  17. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 15:53:05

    Such a very lovely pie…it looks absolutely delicious! Your pie crust came out perfect!

  18. mireia
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 16:25:43

    I agree, the crust was amazing!!!

  19. Norma Chang
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 18:45:11

    With such a flaky crust, I think thicker side edges than normal is a deliciously good thing.

  20. cynthia L.
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:06:24

    Great looking Pie! Your Twin Peaks comment cracked me up! I though I was the only one who remembered that show.

  21. spicegirlfla
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:50:31

    Mmm…blueberries and nectarines…in a bowl together they are so pretty and in this pie they must taste amazing! I think your crust looks just right! I know alot of people who go for the crust as they say its the best part! And now you’ve just given them more to love!

  22. Balvinder
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 20:04:28

    Flaky thicker edges and blue berries is all I want.

  23. Holly
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 20:18:47

    Absolutely gorgeous pie! I wish I had a piece πŸ™‚

  24. Baking is my Zen
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 20:25:40

    beautiful presentation…

    Carmen

  25. Maddy
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 20:55:48

    Looks delicious! That crust…yum!

  26. Liz Weber Berg
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 21:15:17

    Wow!!! Your crust looks amazing for your first from scratch attempt! Beautifully done~

  27. kyleen
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 21:23:42

    I just fixed my pie craving by going to my favourite pie place last night. But one look at your pie and the craving is back… It looks amazing!

  28. Amanda
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 22:02:56

    You would never know that was your first time, it looks absolutely perfect!

  29. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 22:42:49

    I like how your crust looks – I think it gives your pie a little “stature”. Everybody seemed to love this pie – juicy summer fruits, flaky crusts, what can be better?

  30. guineapigfood
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 22:57:57

    Your crust looks great! Glad it worked out for you πŸ™‚

  31. Margo
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 23:08:12

    That pie is so pretty….I never would think to combine blueberries and nectarines but LOVE the idea!!!! Thanks!

  32. Ms Jelena
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 01:11:08

    YUM! You’ve got me drooling all over the keyboard! x

  33. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 01:26:29

    I can’t say enough how much I love this combo in a pie!!!! I’d eat two pieces at one sitting, and I’m not kidding!

  34. ambrosiana
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 02:33:04

    I need to start baking in the fall! I usually do not bake but this recipe looks delicious! Ithe combination of flavors is different and we can easily find blueberries in Italy.

  35. Quay Po Cooks
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 02:51:22

    That is another crowd pleaser pie. Lovely!

  36. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 04:36:40

    Ohhhh another blueberry recipe! I love the looks of your pie, fantastic job on your first time making the dough!

  37. sanya
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 06:55:53

    I love your blueberry swirls! Very nice and creative!

  38. Savory Simple
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:06:27

    What a gorgeous pie!

  39. hotlyspiced
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:11:35

    That is a perfect looking pie. Love the colour and the flavours xx

  40. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 09:02:50

    Nectarines and blueberries..sounds like an amazing combination and the crust is a wonderful golden brown color..YUM

  41. Kristin
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 10:13:44

    I want to jump through the screen! OMG that looks delish!

  42. atasteofmadess
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 11:27:00

    What a combination! I can’t believe I haven’t made a pie in such a long time! 😦 Must start ASAP

  43. Ckay
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 12:16:27

    What a lovely slice of pie!
    It looks delicious and fabulous!

  44. Catalina @ Cake with Love
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 12:41:49

    The nectarines and the blueberries sounds like a very nice and delicious combo!

  45. Meenakshi
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 13:30:26

    The colours are gorgeous!!

  46. forgottenbeast
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 13:58:27

    What a perfect summer dessert! Plus I love that it’s nectarines and not peaches–I wouldn’t have to touch peach fuzz if I made this πŸ™‚

  47. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 18:42:17

    If I EVER get to visit, I want one of these, please!! It looks fantastic.

  48. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 20:58:14

    i love cooking with nectarines and I love just eating them alone or with nutella! I am weird like that! Anyway- this pie looks so sweet and rich and just delicious

  49. saffronandhoney
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 21:00:12

    Wow this looks amazing – exactly what I’m craving right now πŸ™‚

  50. Inger Wilkerson
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 22:02:09

    I am soooo going through baking withdrawal. We close up the house during the day and open the windows at night to really reduce our air conditioning–alas not to the betterment of my stomach 😦

  51. Anita Menon
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 22:39:25

    beautiful flavours.Something that I would love to have a plate of right now for breakfast!!

  52. Reem | Simply Reem
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 00:20:23

    Nectarine always pairs very well with berries…
    This pie looks really good…
    Now I want a lice of this… πŸ˜‰

  53. eatinglikeahorse
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 00:40:05

    Ooh, I’ve never tried white nectarines; do they taste the same as the red/yellow ones? Nectarine and blueberry sounds nice and that pastry looks brilliant to me πŸ™‚

  54. cindyrina
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 01:25:59

    ah!!! mouth watering pie…simply gorgeous and never tired the nectarines one

  55. Cakelaw
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 05:55:28

    Your pie looks absolutely mouthwatering – the crust is perfection itself.

  56. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 08:53:15

    Now that is one lovely slice of pie! Julia would be proud to see this slice of pie!!

  57. kitchen flavours
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 08:58:50

    Wow, looks so delicious! Would not mind two slices, please!!

  58. Gracie ~ Food Fascination
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 09:06:45

    Looks YUMMY! I’m sure cherry pie will be delicious also!!!

  59. Carolyn Tay
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 14:20:28

    Woah, delicious :DD

    xox,c
    carolyntay.blogspot.com

  60. rebeccasubbiahrebecca
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 14:27:38

    great combo with the nectarines and blueberries

  61. Beth
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 17:07:20

    What a gorgeous pie! Now my mouth is really watering for that combination of fruit. (I love Lizzy’s blog too!)

  62. Cakewhiz
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 17:28:08

    I have had blueberry pie but didnt’t try a blueberry nectarine combo. It sounds so fruity and tasty!

  63. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 18:25:45

    I love blueberries and peaches, so I imagine that nectarines would also be delicious!

  64. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 19:38:49

    hu yummy chunklet- pretty looking and appetiziing crusts.
    looks like blueberry ihas a pretty color too apart from being nutritious.
    have a nice day

  65. Louise
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 21:58:19

    What a glorious pie, Yummy! And that crust, you would never know it was your first time. You did magnificent!!! As you know, I am so not a baker however, I do think pies are a bit healthier than some other desserts, oh what I wouldn’t do to make such a perfect looking crust and filling. You’ve inspired me to try again, just like Julia:)

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  66. Mary
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 22:35:46

    This looks SO delicious – great that the crust was easy to make – the filling is wonderful – GOT to make this :))
    Mary x

  67. Juliana
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 23:03:24

    Wow, this blueberry and nectarine pie sure looks perfect…I so wish I could have a slice of it πŸ™‚
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  68. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 04:59:39

    what a beautiful and berrilicious pie! Love it!

  69. steph (whisk/spoon)
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 11:19:18

    Great looking first crust! I have no idea why the recipe says to make this in a cake pan…I’ve made this one several times and always used a Pyrex pie plate.

  70. Erin E
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 11:42:03

    Your pie looks delicious! I was a little nervous about the crust also, but this one was so easy! Definitely a repeat!

  71. isthisakeeper
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 15:26:17

    I like your picture! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

  72. Ameena
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 22:31:36

    This reminds me of the Marie Callendar pie I used to LOVE but haven’t had in ages. Of course this looks way more delicious!

  73. jora
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 13:58:21

    Your pie crust may have folded over, but it’s still much prettier than mine. Your pie looks great.

  74. The Squishy Monster
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 13:05:20

    Believe it or not, I’ve never tried these two together–looks fabulous!

  75. Zen and Genki
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 00:01:57

    I think pies are one of the most beautiful things one can bake and yours is one of the prettiest πŸ™‚

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