Cooking a Mud Oven Blueberry Pie
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Blueberry Pie in a Mud Oven
Cooking Pie in a mud oven is an artistic skill that improves as you adjust to the unique qualities of your oven. Once you understand how the temperatures in your oven develop and maintain, you will develop the skills through trial and error to cook some perfectly delicious pies. When cooking a blueberry pie in a mud oven, you want to use fresh berries. A good mud oven pie should always be made with fresh fruit.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 sticks butter
- 4-5 teaspoons cold water
- 2 pounds (6 cups) fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup cane sugar, white sugar is extremely processed and unhealthy, so cane sugar is better
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
Preparing and Baking the Pie
- Fire the Oven: Build a big fire in the mud oven and burn wood in the oven for about an hour to build up a strong coal base. In the meantime, prepare the pie.
- Preparing the Pie Crust: In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of flower and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix and add in 1/4 stick of butter. Blend the butter into the flower. Then add the water one teaspoon at a time until the dough is able to hold together but not yet wet so it sticks to your hands. (You may not need all the water called for in the ingredients.)
- Preparing the Pie Filling: In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and then blend it in a bowl with the 1/2 cup of sugar and tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix in the all spice and fresh blueberries.
- Grease a 9 - inch pie pan using the left over butter and line out the pie crust in the pan. It sometimes helps to roll out the pie crust with a roller and then fit it to the pan. You will need to press the pie crust in with your fingers to mold it to the pan. After laying in the pie crust, pour in the fresh blueberry filling. If you plan to add a layer of pie crust over top, do so now.
- Place the pie in the oven and monitor the pie based on the heat level you have the oven at. You can adjust the temperature by adding and removing coals from the oven. You may not get the temperature right on your first pie, but with practice, you will become an expert.
|Serving size: 4.2 oz|
|Calories from Fat||117|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 13 g||20%|
|Saturated fat 6 g||30%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 49 g||16%|
|Sugar 25 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 243 mg||81%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|