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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         French
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----PATE BRISEE-----
    1 1/2   c            Unbleached white flour
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/2   c            Butter -- chilled
                         -- cut into small pieces
    1                    Egg yolk
    1       tb           Fresh lemon juice
    1       tb           -Cold water, more if needed
    5       c            Fresh or frozen blueberries
    2       tb           -Water
      1/3   c            Sugar
    1       tb           Cornstarch -- dissolved in:
    2       ts           -Water
      1/2   pt           Heavy cream -- whipped
   FOR THE PATE BRISEE, stir the flour and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
   Cut the chilled butter into small pieces and drop into the flour.  With
   your fingers, lightly and quickly rub the butter and flour together until
   the mixture becomes crumbly, or cut it in with a knife or pastry cutter.
   Whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of water.
   Sprinkle the liquid over the butter-flour mixture and continue to stir or
   rub this mixture between your fingers until a ball of dough forms.  Be
   careful not to overwork the dough.  If the mixture is crumbly, add up to
   one more tablespoon water, sprinkling it over the dough and lightly
   kneading it into a ball. On a floured board and with a floured rolling pin,
   roll out the dough into a large circle. Gently lift it into a 9- or 10-inch
   pie plate or tart tin. Patch any holes in the crust with bits of dough and
   trim the edges. Flute the crust. Chill for 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 375
   F. Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of the crust and fill it
   with dried beans or rice to weigh it down during baking. Bake for 15
   minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and carefully lift out the foil and
   beans. Bake for 5 minutes more. Cool. TO MAKE THE FILLING, heat in a small
   saucepan 2 cups of the blueberries, 2 tablespoons of water, and the sugar.
   Crush a few berries with a spoon to release the juice. When the berries
   have softened and become juicy, add the cornstarch mixture. Simmer on low
   heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture
   thickens.  Remove it from the heat and fold in one more cup of blueberries.
   Pour the berry mixture into the baked pie shell. Top with remaining 2 cups
   blueberries.  Cool for at least one hour. Serve plain or topped with fresh
   whipped cream, if desired, or sweetened Crème Fraîche.
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