Don’t you just fall in love with food, sometimes to the point of poetic lyricism?
That’s what happened to Robert Frost when he came up with his poem “Blueberries”… and that’s what happened to me the other day.
I found myself with a bunch of blueberries in the fridge one day and decided I wanted to use them wisely. And I wanted a fresh dessert. I wanted them to last. I wanted so much more… Long story short, I found blueberries make good friends with lemon… and lemon makes good friends with coconut, so why can’t all be friends?
So I went ahead and grabbed three of my favorite desserts and mix and matched until something came out right. These:
Blueberry Lemon Mini Pies!
Check out their recipe video:
A fun fact? A bunch of people who tried them asked me if it was some sort of cheesecake. It kind of looks like one, but the only cheesecak-y thing it contains is the graham cracker base!
I’m feeling more comfortable about writing my own recipes now. I just love the whole process of experimenting and yes, even though sometimes it scary because you don’t know how something is gonna come out, hey: the important thing is to go with your gut and have fun! That’s at least what I did with these blueberries and it turned out like this!
So yeah, definitely recommend gut feelings 🙂 especially with food!
And now some healthy facts to feel good about eating these ebony-skinned berries:
Blueberries contain more antioxidants than most other fruits or vegetables and may help prevent damage caused by cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
A blueberry extract diet improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory in aging rats (and hopefully humans..).
Yup, I won’t forget that!
gimmie gimmie gimmie!
You can take these to parties or just enjoy them by yourself. The recipe is good for making a 9-inch round pie as well 😉
Prep time: 20 min Waiting time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2:20 hrs
—->The recipe directions are on the video at the beginning of this post!
- Food processor
(to make 12 mini pie cups, or one 8.5 in round pan)
- 18 graham crackers, pulverized (about 2 cups)
- 8 tbsps butter
- 1 and a half cups of blueberries
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 1/3 can of sweetened condensed milk (½ cup)
- 1/3 can of coconut milk (½ cup)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- 2 tsps flour
- 1 ½ cups coconut flakes
Indulge away!! 🙂