Recently there has been talk in the news about what dessert best represents the State of Maine. The whoopie pie and the blueberry pie are the only contestants. I vote for the blueberry pie. Maine is known for its blueberries. For me, summer isn't summer without picking gallons of blueberries. When my children were young, I uses to freeze 40 quarts of them every summer. I have made a lot of pies and muffins and pancakes! As for the whoopie pie, most of them are made with industrial filling. I have no desire to eat them. However, I do have a homemade version I may include here someday. Here is my blueberry pie recipe. Make two and freeze one unbaked for unexpected company!
4 cups of blueberries
1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup (use the higher amount for those with sweet tooth!)
2 tbsp. flour (whole wheat pastry)
1/2 cup safflower oil
1/3 cup cold water
1/2 tsp sea salt
Add a scant 2 cups of flour ( whole wheat pastry and unbleached , any combination-try half and half first)
Mix lightly with a fork.
Divide in half....a top and a bottom crust.
Roll out in-between two pieces of wax paper, wetting counter under wax paper to prevent slipping.
This makes a 9 inch pie.
Bake 40-45 if the berries are fresh, and 10 minutes longer if they are frozen.