Blueberry Mini Pies Make Me Passionate About Purple

Purple is the new Pink...BLUEBERRY MINI MOUSE PIES IN A DISH. Graham crust, canned pie filling - AMAZING in 7 minutes. -- http://www.ifeellikecooking.com/1/post/2014/04/a-duo-of-parfaits-keep-the-party-colorful-and-sweet.html

When I am an old  woman I shall wear purple... Isn't that the way the poem by Jenny Joseph begins? It is a fantastic warning, as she calls it, to all those who have expected her to age with timidity, or blend into her pedigree like a beige sweater with no buttons. It signals that you are at an age where you don't have to worry about being subtle, and it is high time you let your real self emerge. It is one of my favorite poems. Especially the line, "..and I shall learn to spit."

Priceless. I shall keep my distance.

And what is it about purple, anyway that it is the mascot for throwing caution to the wind? I mean, I love it and I'm not necessarily even good at spitting. But I can honestly say I'm rather excited about it when I see it, and when I wear it, and when I share it. I have what one might describe as a passion for purple.

Where have I found a place to exude my love of this secondary color wheel hue, without someone thinking I'm wearing plaid knickers, or white sox under my sandals? Of course it is IN THE KITCHEN. This is the place where all pretending becomes possible, and a spoon and fork are my sceptor and throne. In fact you can do ANYTHING in the kitchen with purple and no one will call it folly. I found that out when I created my Mini Blueberry Pies in a Dish, eccentrically adorned with a dollop of purple cream, and finished with one of those little purple pearls right on top I started somewhat of a run on purple; a riotous following of family members who couldn't wait to lick the purple spoon, or the bottom of the purple bowl. (Have you ever seen a grown man with a purple tongue?)

So here's my new motto, and I thank Jenny for paving the way to my new found bravery: If we can't all WEAR purple, we sure as spittin' should be eating it!

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 Blueberry Mini Pies with Blueberry Cream

Over Graham Cracker Crust

April 2014 by Camine Pappas

Prep time 7 to 10  minutes (depending upon how many tastes you take along the way.)

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

1 ½ cans large can blueberry pie filling

9 original flavor graham crackers, ground into a course meal

4 C whipped cream with the sugar and vanilla, ready to garnish

6 T butter, melted

3 T white sugar

mint sprig to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Mix smashed grahams with the melted butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of 6 dessert dishes, dividing evenly. Cover with the blueberry pie filling; about 1 of the cans. Then take all but about a cup of the whipped cream and blend in 1 C of the blueberry filling from the second can, and lightly fold in. You want a few chunks to show but you want it blended so the cream turns a lovely shade of purple! Place that on top, not quite touching the outer edges. You want to still be able to see the blueberry from above. Top with a dollop of the plain cream, and for something really pretty, garnish with a mint leaf and one lovely little purple pearl. They will LICK THE BOWL…

©Photo and Recipe Copyright, Camine Pappas, 2014

 

Camine Pappas, Culineer

www.ifeellikecooking.com

 

 

Blueberry Mini Pies with Blueberry Cream

Over Graham Cracker Crust

 

April 2014 by Camine Pappas

Prep time 15 minutes

Serves 6

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 ½ cans large can blueberry pie filling

9 original graham crackers, ground into a course meal

4 C whipped cream with the sugar and vanilla, ready to garnish

6 T butter, melted

3 T white sugar

 

DIRECTIONS:

Mix smashed grahams with the melted butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of 6 dessert dishes, dividing evenly. Cover with the blueberry pie filling. Then take all but about a cup of the whipped cream and blend in 1 C of the blueberry filling, and lightly fold in. You want a few chunks to show but you want it blended so the cream turns a lovely shade of purple! Place that on top, not quite touching the outer edges. You want to still be able to see the blueberry from above. Top with a dollop of the plan cream, and for something really pretty, garnish with a mint leaf and one lovely little purple pearl. They will LICK THE BOWL…

 

 

©Photo and Recipe Copyright, Camine Pappas, 2014

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