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Ozark Blue-Cranberry Pie

 Ozark Blue-Cranberry Pie
Here in the Missouri Ozarks, my daughter and I pick blueberries at a nearby Amish farm and freeze them for year-round use. I got this recipe from a local newspaper.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening, chilled
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • For crust, combine flour, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cut in
  • shortening until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Add water, 1
  • tablespoon at a time, until ingredients are just moistened. Divide
  • dough in half.
  • Between sheets of waxed paper, roll each half into a circle large
  • enough to fit a 9-in. pie pan. Press one circle into the pan; set

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Ozark Blue-Cranberry Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • aside the second circle.
  • For filling, combine cranberry sauce, sugars, flour, cornstarch,
  • orange juice, orange peel and salt in a large bowl. Mix well. Stir
  • in blueberries. Spoon filling into pie crust; dot with butter. Place
  • second crust over filling. Flute edges and cut slits to vent steam.
  • Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until center is bubbly and crust
  • is golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 491 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.