I really like to cook, but I am really not a cook. What I mean is that I truly like finding new recipes (or attempting to create my own), but I don’t have a lot of experience cooking and baking. My boyfriend recently spent some time with his father who was very enthusiastic about the blueberries that he had just picked from a local farm. He happily handed over six cups of blueberries to my boyfriend, who in turn, handed them over to me to play with. I began looking for blueberry pie recipes since I have never, EVER made a pie from scratch. Well I am happy to report that as of today, that is no longer the case. I made my first blueberry pie! I didn’t go and buy graham cracker crust, nor the frozen prepared pie crusts. I made my own! I found this recipe from the Betty Crocker website, though I decided to add a little bit of my own touch.
In the pie crust, instead of one of the tablespoons of water that it calls for, I used a tablespoon of almond extract to give it a little extra flavor. I also substituted all of the sugar for the no-calorie alternative, Splenda. On the top of the pie, I used a melted butter and Splenda mix to finish off the crust.