Pie Reports - and This Is Not a Cooking Blog

Despite recent posts, my blog is NOT a cooking blog. But to serve me in the future, I tuck recipes I don't want to lose here as a kind of notebook. If you read along, that's fine. 

In the next town there is a truck stop called Dysart's which has fed generations of my family. They are well known for many of their dishes, but the blueberry pie is outstanding. They hav a very funny video that went viral a few years back - watch it here and laugh! Over 8 million views! The wife's expression is classic! 

Usually for Thanksgiving, I make a couple of pies and I buy a couple of pies from Dysart's. I missed the ordering window this year, so ended up making all the pies. Next year I will be sure to get my order in *before* the order deadline. Anyway, you can find more recipes at this link:  


The blueberry pie is particularly good.  I used frozen berries and poured off some of the juices. Maybe a little too much. But it was still good! 

Blueberry Pie

5 cups blueberries
2 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 cup sugar
6 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. corn starch
2 tbsp. butter
2 pie crusts (recipe below)

Place bottom crust in a 9 inch pie plate. In a mixing bowl combine sugar, flour, corn starch and spices. Mix well.

Place the fruit into a bowl. Work dry ingredients into the fruit. Pour into pie crust and dot with the butter and sprinkle the top with lemon juice. Place top crust over top and fold edges under. Press down on edges to bond the 2 crusts together. Cut a slit in the top crust to let steam out.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 min. (fresh fruit). Add 30 min. for frozen pies. Pick pie with knife to check if fruit is tender. The pie filling will bubble up through the holes you cut. The pie should be done.

Betty Feeney Pie Crust

3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups Crisco
approx. 1 cup cold milk

Mix flour and salt together. Add Crisco and mix with a pastry mixer until mixture looks like small peas. Stir in cold milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the right consistency and all the flour is moistened (you may not need all of the milk).

Divide dough in half and place each on separate sheets of plastic wrap. Roll and flatten into 5 inch disks. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 20 min. (up to 2 days, or frozen up to 1 month). Remove and let sit at room temperature before rolling out to desired thickness on a lightly floured surface, handling gently. 


I made this custard pie by Small Town Woman and YUM.  I had issues with baking the pie crust ahead of time. Will need to look into that, but the custard part is delicious. I was thinking you could just make the custard, and sprinkle ginger snaps on top.  Mmmmmmm. 


Folks said this Chocolate Cream Pie was good. I like mine a little less sweet and more chocolate-y, so may look at this again. 

Pumpkin-Molasses Pie - this was pretty good. Maybe I would bump the egg quotient up a bit. 

I didn't make this, but it's an excellent chicken pie!  Again, from Dysart's. 

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