Blueberry shortbread pies are bite sized shortbread, bursting with sweet blueberry filling. They’re a taste of summer any time of the year.
Have you ever had one of those weeks where all of your best laid plans go decidedly AWOL, so all you can manage is a white-knuckle-hang-on-for-dear-life kind of grip and hope for the best? All the while, laughing hysterically because it is all just so funny?
Yeah…that was my last week.
Thankfully, Crepes Week was a rousing success! The girls and I had a blast showcasing our new favorite crepes recipes, with a little help from a fabulous America’s Test Kitchen basic crepe recipe. Those folks at ATK know what goes where and why in the culinary world. I can’t help but admire that quality. Tomorrow we’ll recap on all the fun food and Giveaways, including who won my favorite baking cookbook ever, Baking Illustrated!
But first, I have something very important to discuss. Blueberry shortbread pies!
In the midst of the chaos that was last week, I managed to make some cute little
pies cookies pies. My BFF Jenny and I took our crew blueberry picking last week. You haven’t lived until you’ve herded five boys in a blueberry patch. Imagine five excited, blueberry-lovin’ boys running through rows and rows of ripe blueberries with buckets in their hands. So fun!
Go ahead and put that on your Bucket List.
Since I gush about Sons 1-4 all the time, I’m going to love-on Jenny’s boy for a few minutes. Cute does not even begin to describe this little man. He’s adorbalicious!
Jenny showed her sweet Little Muffin how to pick the blueberries and put them in his bucket.
Obviously, Little Muffin caught on quickly to the process. He also quickly realized that his bucket made an excellent serving dish. He was eating the blueberries almost as fast as my boys were filling his bucket with fruit.
inhaling munching half a bucket of blueberries, Little Muffin found it too much effort to continue eating while standing up. He’s very serious about his blueberries.
Little Muffin is so sweet and squishy that I can’t help but hug him, and squeeze him, and hand over my checkbook. Sometimes I may even contemplate taking him home with me–but right about then, one of my boys
yells for politely requests my attention. I suddenly remember that I have four sweet little men of my very own at home. Then I give Little Muffin back to Jenny.
I was famished after all that
boy wrangling baby squeezing blueberry picking, so naturally I had to bake something–it’s what I do. Since I was planning to make my favorite shortbread cookies to go with dinner for my friends that just had a baby, I decided to combine the cookies & the berries into these cute little blueberry shortbread pies.
I’m not gonna lie–these Blueberry Shortbread Pies are fabulous!
I took fantastic step-by-step photos to coincide with the recipe, too. Dare I say that they’re the best photos that I’ve ever taken for the blog? Sure…I’ll go there…I rocked the photos.
I can only say that because when I went to copy the photos from my camera to the recipe folder on my laptop, I kinda sorta deleted the shots before I copied them.
Yeah. That was awesome.
For the record…in my mind? The AWOL shots will always be my best ever.
While lamenting to the Twitterverse about my latest bone-head maneuver, the ever resourceful Kat of TenaciouslyYours fame suggested that I recreate the entire process with paint as a medium. Leave it to a fellow blogger to realize the magnitude of the situation and offer a viable solution.
Except for the part that the Master Painter gene skipped right over my gene pool.
Time to chow down on blueberry shortbread pies!