Do you ever get in one of those moods where life seems tipped upside down, like nothing is particularly bad or good, just different. Or maybe some things seem so great that you’re just waiting for them to fall apart. Or maybe things have already fallen apart and you just don’t know it. Or maybe things are changing and it scares the bejeezus out of you and you’re just not quite sure what tomorrow will bring, so you spend all day wondering, but then tomorrow comes and goes and things stay unchanged. Do you know what I mean? Unsettled may be the word I’m looking for.

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This post is about pie, so don’t worry about things getting too deep. I just felt I owed you an explanation as to why things have been a little quiet around here. I guess things are just a bit unsettled. Things are good. I think. Maybe just unclear.

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Anyway, today, instead of thinking about tomorrow, I decided I would make pie. Delicious, fruity-meets-creamy pie with a surprise in the crust. And that my friends is, without question, good.

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As you may know, this year I’m making as many pies as I possibly can in order to perfect my pie making skills. With blissfully warm temperatures this week, I decided to try a cool cream pie loaded with fresh berries.

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I also wanted to whip up my own graham cracker crust. As tempted as I was to buy a pre-made crust, there is something about serving up a special homemade pie in a tinfoil pan that didn’t seem right. Plus, if I can tackle a traditional pie crust, this shouldn’t be that much harder.

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Since I seem to have issues with making an extremely traditional pie, I decided to mix things up a bit and add some coconut to my graham cracker crust. Why not, right? The more flavors we can bring to this pie party, the better.

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Talk about magic. This is the type of dessert that summers are made for! Creamy custard, tart berries, and a little crunch in the crust. It’s heaven in a pie pan.

It’s also a perfect recipe for helping to settle the unsettledness. At least for today.

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Blueberry Cream Pie with Coconut Graham Cracker Crust

Adapted from Country Living

Coconut Graham Cracker Crust:
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:

Custard:
1 1/4 cups whole milk
2 large egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Blueberries:
4 cups fresh blueberries (You can use frozen. Just thaw and drain off any juice.)
1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Begin by making the custard as it will require some time to cool. In a small saucepan, cook milk, egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in vanilla and butter. Transfer custard to a bowl, press plastic wrap onto the surface (to prevent a skin from forming on the custard) and refrigerate for about two hours.

For the crust, begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, sugar, and melted butter until combined. Press mixture evenly into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate. Bake for seven minutes. Allow the crust to cool.

In a medium saucepan, mix one cup of blueberries with sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook two minutes to thicken while stirring. Stir in lemon juice and butter. Remove from heat and let cool. Gently stir in remaining three cups of blueberries.

Finally, spread the chilled custard into the bottom of the chilled coconut graham cracker crust. Top with the berry mixture and refrigerate until set. About three hours.

Slice, serve, and savor!

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Comments

  • Paula at

    Aw Michael, you’re such a sweetheart I love following you on Pinterest and all the happiness you bring 🙂 Hopefully this feeling is just a tiny bump for you. Keep on making these yummy pies. Your apple was the best one I’ve ever made according to my hubs 😀

    Paula xoxo

  • Julia D. at

    Oh my goodness! This pie looks and sounds so great. Thanks for sharing! The coconut with the
    graham crackers for the crust sound wonderful and especially paired with those luscious blueberries. You are not alone as to feeling upside down and sideways. Same thing happening here. Keep smiling and doing your fantastic creations that you so generously share with all of us. Staying busy and creative works wonders.

  • Liz at

    This sounds fabulous! I think this will be great for Fathers Day.

  • Claire @ A Little Claireification at

    Michael I am right there with you and I think “unsettled” is a good word. I’ve been so busy for the last 2 months and I think making a pie sounds like a PERFECT idea. This looks amazing – I am loving the coconut in the crust! Pinned!
    Without sounding too much like a Mom – keep your chin up. Somehow we muster through the good, the bad, AND the unsettling “what the heck” am I doing kinds of days.
    Pie helps. xoxo

  • shar at

    Michael – Good luck with dealing with whatever is unsettling. And the pie looks wonderful!

  • pam in illinois at

    Michael, sorry about your troubles. Looks like this pie might have been a small answer. Looks great. I would have to change to cherry tho as I am not a big fan of blueberries. Take care. This might just be a slight bump in your journey.

  • Michelle at

    Hang in there Michael, things will get better! I cannot wait to make this pie!

  • Katie @ Made to be a Momma at

    This pie looks absolutely delicious! I love coconut–can’t believe I never thought to put it in crust before! Pinning for later 🙂

  • JoeyfromSC at

    Wishing you nothing but the best! I really enjoy your posts. I can relate because I call those days “being in a funk” lol..Sometimes they happen to me for a week at a time, then I snap out of it!

    the pie looks amazing & I love that it’s completely from scratch!! YUM!

  • Kyle at

    Wow, certainly plenty of fruit on there! Going to have a go with this at the weekend, if I have time. Plenty of blueberries in the freezer waiting for smoothies.

  • Barbara at

    I have this pie in my fridge right now, it’s taking major control not to dive in with a spoon before dinner time. Lovely recipe, no mishaps, plenty of crust and topping, thank you for sharing.

  • B. Peterson at

    This pie sounds Heavenly! I’ll make it this week when I get fresh blueberries from our local Grower’s Market -can’t wait 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yum! Fresh berries are the best!

      xo Michael

  • Erin at

    After berry picking yesterday I came across your recipe and made it today. Perfect results – amazingly delicious! This is a keeper! Love the coconut added to the crust, and the custard is a great touch. Thank you for posting!

  • Amy at

    I love sour cream blueberry pie. I am making this for my birthday! Thanks.

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