Tuesday, February 28

A Birthday Dessert

This past Friday was my mother's birthday.
I'm always the baker when it comes to a birthday for one of my parents, mother's day and fathers' day.
Usually for my mother I go for some variation of a cheesecake since it's her favorite
However this year, I wanted something different.
I remembered that around the holidays Liz of Sequins & Stripes had posted a blueberry dessert.
Being a dear friend she was eagerly willing to share this yummy recipe:
And trust me, it's delicious!
This will be made many more times and I definitely recommend trying it out.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups cold margarine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • Cold water


  • 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 5 cups fresh blueberries


  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted margarine


For the crust:
Combine the flour, margarine, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Work with your fingers
gathering and crumbling until you have a crumbly mixture, about the size of peas.
In small amounts, slowly add cold water, gently incorporating by hand. As soon as the dough comes together in a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
For the filling: Mix the goat cheese, heavy cream, egg, sugar, flour, salt and basil together in a bowl. Add the blueberries and mix to desired texture.
For the topping: Mix the almonds, sugar and margarine in bowl, set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out the dough and place in a 10-inch pie pan. Pour the filling into the crust and sprinkle the topping over the top. Bake 25 minutes, rotating at the pie halfway through.

{recipe via Food Network}

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