I get so excited for summertime. Fresh berries, sunny beaches, and afternoon rains make the season something to celebrate. Fresh blueberries are a favorite of mine, and I especially love picking them at local farms. This chocolate blueberry pie is the first recipe I’ve tried from my newest cookbook, Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook. I am beyond impressed with the results and look forward to experimenting more with the Mast’s recipes. Check out my review of their book here.
This chocolate blueberry pie has chocolate components in the crust and throughout the filling. The filling is rich and fudge-like when eaten warm. The chocolate throughout is smooth and robust, not overly sweet, and the crust felt like smooth velvet before baking. Absolutely delicious.
For the crust:
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 6 tbsp dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp heavy whipping cream
For the Filling:
- 5 heaping cups of fresh picked blueberries
- 2 ounces of quality dark chocolate (at least 65% cocoa), chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp cornstarch
Begin my composing the crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter an 8-inch pie pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
Beat the butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. When creamy and smooth, add in the dry ingredients. Slowly add the cream and egg yolk, and blend until well-combined and light in color. The formed dough will be thick and silky to the touch.
Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for 45 minutes. When ready, roll out onto lightly floured parchment paper to about 1/8 inch thick. Carefully place dough into prepared pan, and poke holes with a fork.
Compose the filing by tossing the berries with the chopped chocolate, cornstarch, and sugar. As you toss, lightly crush the berries with a heavy-handed spoon. Mix until well-combined, and place filling over the pie dough. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
Allow to cool and garnish with fresh berries, powdered sugar, or shaved chocolate.