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.
- 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
- Combine flour and salt using a fork or a whisk in a medium bowl
- 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:
- Add water by the tablespoon, stirring with a fork, until the dough comes together in a shaggy mass
- 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.
- 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
- Stir the blueberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon juice together in a large bowl.
- Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
- Roll out pie dough on a floured work surface until about 1/4" thick
- Carefully place the dough into a baking dish or tin lined with parchment paper. We used muffin tins to make "portable" blueberry pies.
- Tuck the corners with your fingers, making sure it is smooth.
- Spoon the filling into the crust, leaving any excess liquid in the bowl.
- Arrange a lattice on top with remaining dough. Cut decorative pieces or slivers of remaining dough and thread or braid on top of pie.
- Lightly brush the top of the pie crust with the egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle the top with a little coarse sugar, if desired.
- Place the pie onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
- 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.
- Allow the pie to cool for 3 full hours at room temperature before serving.
- Go play 7 Days to Die and revel in how much easier video games are compared to baking