This recipe allows the average cook to create a delicious homemade blueberry whipped cream pie. Instead of having to buy pies and other desserts from the store, now anyone can make them inexpensively at home. Making a blueberry pie may take some time, but the end result is well worth the effort and the wait. The main steps in making a blueberry pie are not complicated, but one should not forget that there are pre-cooking and post-cooking steps that are just as important as the main cooking steps.

Certain things must be done before the cook actually begins to make the pie. First, he must gather all the ingredients that will be needed. The cook will need flour, salt, Crisco shortening, water, one can of whipped cream, and one twenty-one ounce can of blueberry pie filling. In addition to the ingredients, the cook will need some important utensils, including teaspoons, tablespoons, measuring cups, a large bowl, one nine-inch pie pan, a rolling pin, and a rolling board. Any flat surface can be used instead of a rolling board, but a board is much easier and more efficient. Now that the cook has gathered all of the utensils and ingredients, he can do some pre-baking steps to make his job easier. First, he needs to pre-heat the oven to 425(F. He should also flour the rolling pin and surface so that the dough will not stick. The pie pan must also be lightly oiled; other wise the crust will stick to the pan when the pie is baking. Finally, the cook should measure out all of the ingredients carefully (making sure they are level) as follows: two cups of flour, one teaspoon of salt, three-fourths of a cup of Crisco shortening, and five tablespoons of cold water. Completing all of these pre-cooking steps enables the cook to have an easier and less confusing time when baking.

Now, in the action stage, the cook is ready to put together and bake a beautiful masterpiece in just three steps. The first major step in creating a pie should be making the crust. To prepare the crust, the cook should mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Now, he should add the Crisco shortening and begin to mix. The cook should sprinkle in the water, all the while continuing to mix and knead the dough. He should now toss the dough lightly until it forms a firm ball. After dividing the dough into two equal parts, the cook should press each part in his hands so that the dough forms five-to-six-inch round "pancakes." The cook can now roll the "pancakes" with the pin, making sure the new size is about one inch bigger than an upside down pie plate. After loosening and removing one "pancake" from the rolling surface, the cook should carefully press the dough into the pie plate. Lastly, the cook should trim the edges of the dough even with the pie plate. The cook can now move on to the second step, which is to finish putting the pie together. First, the cook should add the blueberry filling to the pie shell. Now he can lift the other "pancake" and place it on top of the filled pie. After trimming one-half of an inch beyond the edge of the pie plate, the cook should fold the top edge under the bottom crust. Now he can flute (make grooves with his fingers) the edge of the pie. The last thing the cook should do before proceeding to the next step is to cut slits in the center of the top crust to allow steam to escape. Once all of the other steps have been completed, the cook can move on to the major action step, which is to bake the pie. The cook should carefully place the pie in the pre-heated oven for about thirty minutes or until the pie is golden brown. If all of the above action steps are followed in order and exactly, the cook should be pleased with a delicious outcome.

While waiting for the pie to bake, the cook can take on some post-cooking events to finish up this process. The first thing the cook should do is begin to clean up. The cook should clean up the countertops and wash all dishes and other utensils he may have used. He should also throw away any empty packages and put the unused ingredients in their proper places. The last step in the finishing process is serving the pie. Once the pie is done, the cook should carefully take it out of the oven and place it on a countertop to allow it to cool. After the pie has cooled, the cook can cut it into pieces and place each piece on a plate. The cook can now place a small mound of whipped cream on top of each piece of pie and serve. The entire cooking process is completed, and the cook now becomes a consumer, feasting on the wonderful delicacy he has created.

People have been baking pies for centuries, everyone with his own individual method. Although there is no one way to make a whipped cream blueberry pie, this recipe presents a simple process with a great outcome. This recipe is a wonderful addition to anyone's collection.

--Taseen Tambra

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