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Baking with Allison: Blueberry Hand Pies

pie 1pies 2Ray’s dessert of choice is always pie. Berry pie to be exact. After our berry pickin’ extravaganza a few weeks ago, we had an abundance of blueberries and I knew I wanted to make hand/mini blueberry pies for Ray. A few things you should know first:
1. I’ve never made a pie.
2. I’m really bad at rolling dough.
3. I’m not usually a fan of pie crust.

So, don’t be angry when I tell you I used store bought pie crust. I know it’s really easy to make pie crust at home and I’ve seen Ray do it many times… I just can’t be bothered. Also, this is the easiest “recipe” in the world.pie 3

1 package of pre-made pie crust
2 cups of berries (I used blueberry)
1/2 lemon
1/4 cup of sugar
a couple dashes of cinnamon
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll your pie crusts and cut out 4″ circles. Combine berries and sugar. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the berry mixture and add a couple dashes of cinnamon. I smashed my berry mixture a bit because I prefer that texture, but feel free to just let those guys hang out whole. After your berries and sugar have lived together for a while, add a couple spoonfuls to the middle of your crust circles. Pinch your crust circles so your filling doesn’t fall out. whisk together your egg with a little water and wash over your pies and sprinkle some sugar on top. Bake for about 16 minutes or until golden. Voila! Best served with homemade ice cream. ūüėČ

Cooking With Ray : Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

This is another segment we will be featuring on Alliray.com every now and then. Its not because I am an amazing cook or anything, I just have Allison tricked into thinking I am.

The first installment of Cooking with Ray is a dish that my mother loves to make for family get-togethers.  It is a relatively simple desert, and since we picked blueberries the other day it seemed an appropriate first post.

First all you will need is:
4 cups of blueberries
1 can crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup peacans
1 stick of butter
1 yellow cake mix


First mix the blueberries and pineapple in a dish. make sure and mix them together good.

next melt the butter and mix the butter, cake mix, sugar and pecans all together

after mixing all the¬†ingredients¬†together you can either just add it to the top of the berries and pineapple or you can mix it in together… I put mine on top to get more of a cobblery effect.

Preheat the oven for 350¬į and cook the dish for 45 min.

45 min later you should have a delish blueberry dish. I prefer it served a little warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!