Elderberry Pie at first glance sounds like something we should be feeding to Malfurion Stormrage or even better the Titans. This is the fourth and final food related item that players can get from a vendor and eat during Midsummer Festival and will wrap up my themed recipes of the event. To be honest it took me some time to come up with this one as I debated whether to use an actual Elderberry Pie recipe or a different pie recipe. The reason for this is that the real world Elderberry is a small berry and traditionally is used to make syrups for pancakes or for alcoholic drinks. Plus it would be hard for a majority of people to find Elderberries in their local grocery store and they would need to live in one of their native regions and pick it up from a farmers market. Thus I decided to present what I felt would be a popular dish and one of the best tasting pies I know, a Blueberry pie. Hope you enjoy!
Perfect Blueberry Pie
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2-2/3 cup salad oil
- 3 -4 tablespoons milk
- Into a 9-inch pie plate, sift together the flour, sugar, and the salt.
- In a glass measuring cup, whisk together 1/2 cup salad oil and 3 tablespoons milk with a fork. Pour that over the flour mixture in pie plate and mix with a fork until all flour is evenly dampened. If it is still too dry to work with your hands, mix a little more oil with a little milk and add to flour mixture.
- With your hands press the dough evenly against the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan, allowing the excess to fall on the counter. (This will be the top crumble crust and is about 1/3 of the total crust mixture.) Sweep it into your hand and reserve in a small bowl.
- Crimp the edges of the bottom crust or use a fork dipped in milk to flatten the crust along the rim.
- Berry pie filling:.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- To the washed berries add cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg. Stir gently.
- Place the berry mixture in the bottom crust and sprinkle lemon juice over it. Then with an ordinary teaspoon, place little 1/2 teaspoons soft butter evenly over the top of the berry filling.
- Crumble the reserved crust on top of the pie.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Check it after 30 minutes. If crust is getting golden but pie filling is not quite congealed, tent the pie with aluminum foil to keep crust from getting too brown.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.