dessertAmber Gohn

7 Days to Die Blueberry Pie

dessertAmber Gohn
7 Days to Die Blueberry Pie

7 Days to Die Blueberry Pie

In the game, you toss together 1 blueberries, 1 bottled water, 1 cornmeal and 1 egg into a cooking pot over a campfire and *somehow* this makes pie. Unfortunately, the phrase "easy as pie" does not apply here. 

Crust ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chilled all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, well-chilled and cut into cubes
  • About 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons ice water

Crust instructions

  1. Combine flour and salt using a fork or a whisk in a medium bowl
  2. Add 2 sticks of butter cubes and cut in, using a pastry blender until the butter chunks are the size of small peas and the mixture looks mostly consistent:
  3. Add water by the tablespoon, stirring with a fork, until the dough comes together in a shaggy mass
  4. Divide the dough in half, handling it as little as possible, and shape each half into a disc about 1 inch thick. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Filling ingredients

  • 5 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 Tablespoon almond milk

Filling/baking instructions

  1. Stir the blueberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon juice together in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  3. Roll out pie dough on a floured work surface until about 1/4" thick
  4. Carefully place the dough into a baking dish or tin lined with parchment paper. We used muffin tins to make "portable" blueberry pies.
  5. Tuck the corners with your fingers, making sure it is smooth.
  6. Spoon the filling into the crust, leaving any excess liquid in the bowl. 
  7. Arrange a lattice on top with remaining dough. Cut decorative pieces or slivers of remaining dough and thread or braid on top of pie.
  8. Lightly brush the top of the pie crust with the egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle the top with a little coarse sugar, if desired.
  9. Place the pie onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Keeping the pie in the oven, turn the temperature down to 350°F (177°C) and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. After the first 20 minutes of bake time, I place a pie crust shield on top of the pie to prevent the edges from browning too quickly.
  11. Allow the pie to cool for 3 full hours at room temperature before serving.
  12. Go play 7 Days to Die and revel in how much easier video games are compared to baking