Sunshine & Bubbles
Blueberry Mascarpone Chess Pie
So, yesterday I set out to bake a new pie. My oven has been out of commission for the past 3 weeks and the apartment complex finally fixed it this week. It seemed right that it’s first use be for treat baking.
In an effort to use some of the stranger things I had in my fridge (like mascarpone cheese) and some fruit, which was going to be bad soon, I stumbled upon a promising recipe for Blueberry Mascarpone Chess Pie.
My first attempt came out looking like THIS. It smelled nice, but when I cut into it, it was very thin - almost runny, as if it hadn’t cooked properly. I put it back in the oven and baked it some more, but this did nothing to thicken the texture.
Today, I gave it another shot, using a chess base similar to the one I use for my Berger Cookie Pies and constructed the pie differently. The pictures above are today’s results. It tastes delicious and definitely has the texture/firmness I’ve come to expect from a chess pie. And the blueberries and mascarpone pair together so well.
Start with your favorite pie crust recipe. Or just use Pillsbury. (The buttery the pie crust, the better!)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 5 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 3 tbsp Flour
- 1/2 cup Butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Mascarpone
Roll out dough and place into pie pan. Drop half the mascarpone by teaspoon along the bottom of the pan. Toss blueberries with 1 tbsp of flour and fill the bottom of the pie pan.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and remaining flour. Add in eggs, one at a time. Add butter and vanilla, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over blueberries. Dot top of mixture with the remaining mascarpone.
Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes.
Let cool completely before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Music Friday: Finch - “Two Guns to the Temple”
I don’t know about you, but I’m super pumped about this comeback and especially because they haven’t changed! If anything they seem more energetic than before, like they’ve just had a much needed nap. It’s feels like music from my early college days and I can’t wait to hear more. Luckily, September 30th is right around the corner!
I used to think that my ideal job was to write. To make up stories. To lie for a living. Now that I’m in it, though, now that I’m comfortable in my novelist skin, it doesn’t feel that way at all. I observe for a living. I steal for a living. I stylize for a living. I find things in the real world, I take them for my own, and then I hammer them into a story-shaped thing. Writer? I am a thief and an artist….
And this is why her character development always leaves me in awe. I’ll never be as clever a thief as she is, but I will certainly try.
I’ve had long hair for almost a decade now and it was time for a change. There’s 10” missing from the back now and even though it’s hard to see in the picture, there’s pink and purple added to the red. I’m shocked by how much I love this short hair!
Music Friday Song #2: Andy Mineo - “AYO!”
Look. I just can’t stop listening to Andy Mineo, okay? Basically I’ve been bumping this track ever since I fell in love with “You Can’t Stop Me.” Heck, I’ve been listening to a bunch of his music since then. I don’t even listen to hip hop much anymore, but I kind of can’t get enough lately. Maybe it’s something about feeling like summer music. Or maybe it’s just because the dude’s really talented. It’s probably both.
Music Friday Song #1: Family Force 5 - “Glow in the Dark”
New tunes from FF5 this week. Not sure what I really think of the album as a whole, but I like the danceability of this track. I’m not going to pretend I don’t miss Soli in lead, but I do think Crouton’s doing well taking over.
I pass these white horses everyday on my way to work, but I never seem to have my camera on hand when they’re near the road. Today, it finally happened. Though they could use a bath, they’re just gorgeous.
It’s apparently Sister’s Day, so here’s me and my sister in the late 90’s, in Ocean City for summer vacation. Those were the days.
Music Friday: Four Year Strong - “Living Proof of a Stubborn Youth”
New music from Four Year Strong! I love that this band is super consistent. I know what to expect out of them and I’m never let down. I also love their summer festival sound. I really hope I get to see them live in an outdoor setting someday.
I plan for Echo Effect to return on August 4th, but until then…here’s a preview of what’s ahead!
Guess what’s coming back soon?!?! ECHO EFFECT! If you’re behind, now’s the time to catch up! ;)