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  1. --SWEET PASTRY DOUGH-- 1 c Unbleached all-purpose flour

  2. 1 pn Salt

  3. 1/4 ts Baking powder

  4. 4 tb Butter

  5. 1 lg Egg

  6. --BLUEBERRY FILLING-- 2 pt Blueberries

  7. 3/4 c Sugar

  8. 3 tb Cornstarch

  9. 3 tb Water

  10. 1 tb Grated lemon zest

  11. 3/4 c Walnut pieces

  12. - toasted & coarsely chopped --WALNUT CRUMB TOPPING-- 4 tb Butter

  13. 1/4 c Sugar

  14. 1/2 ts Cinnamon

  15. 3/4 c Unbleached all-purpose flour

  16. 1/2 c Walnuts, coarsely chopped

  17. 14-inch diameter disk, 1/8-inch thick. Fit the dough into a 9-inch

  18. 1/4-inch of the excess dough. Turn the excess dough under and flute the edge of the pie. Chill while preparing the filling. MIXING THE FILLING: Rinse and pick over the blueberries and drain them on a paper-towel-lined pan. Combine one third of the berries and the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer the berries in the juices that accumulate about 5 minutes. Strain the juices into another pan. Pour the water into a small bowl and stir in the cornstarch to dissolve it. Return the blueberry juices to a boil and beat about one quarter of it into the dissolved cornstarch. Return the remaining juices to a boil and beat the cornstarch mixture into it. Return the juices to a boil, beating constantly, and allow to boil about 1 to 2 minutes, beating constantly. Stir in the remaining blueberries, the cooked berries, lemon zest and walnuts, and cool. MIXING THE CRUMB TOPPING: Cream the butter until soft, add the sugar and cream until soft and light. Beat in the cinnamon. Mix in the flour, then the walnuts. The mixture should fall into large, soft crumbs. Pour the filling into the prepared pan and smooth. Scatter over the crumbs and bake at

  19. 350F until the filling is set, the crumbs have colored and the crust is baked through, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack. Makes one 9-inch pie.


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