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PATTY'S PICK

My sweet neighbor Martha Ball of Flowood, who is a precious lady and a wonderful cook, brought this delicious and beautiful spring Blueberry Cream Pie to me. It is the perfect refreshing dessert for Easter. Your family will thank you!


BLUEBERRY CREAM PIE

1/2 (14.1-ounce) package pie crust
3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans,
    divided
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese,
    softened
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons
    confectioners' sugar, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 (14-ounce) can blueberry pie filling
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup fresh blueberries, washed
    and patted dry
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream

Place pie crust in a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan, and prick bottom
with a fork. Bake crust according to package directions for a blind
crust. Cool, and sprinkle crust with V2 cup pecans; set aside. With
mixer, beat cream cheese, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, and milk
until smooth and creamy. Spread over crust; chill. In a bowl, gently
combine pie filling, lemon juice, and blueberries together. Spread on
top of cream cheese layer. With mixer, beat whipped cream, gradually
adding 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks
form. Spoon whipping cream over blueberry layer, and sprinkle with
remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Chill until serving.

Yield: 8 servings
Martha Ball, Flowood

PATTY LOVES

I really love pans, all sorts of pans. I love pans for cakes in all different shapes and sizes, creating bunnies, lambs, turkeys, and all kinds of heart shapes. And I really love this new pan that I just happened upon at Kroger before hosting a bridal shower for lots of dainty ladies who only want a small taste of everything. It is called a "Cutie Cake Pan" by Mrs. Fields because it makes the smallest little button-sized cupcakes or biscuits that you will ever want. One pan makes 48 tiny bites that really are so cute and just a taste. This pan is definitely appropriately named. One nonstick pan is about $15, and they are also available at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

And this is a wonderful thing to know about pans-you may now check out pans at 20 Central Mississippi Regional libraries in Rankin, Scott, Smith, and Simpson counties through the "Bake and Take Cake Pan Collection." This program is the brainchild of my friend Linda Wolfe, branch manager of the Brandon Public Library, and was funded by a LSTA grant administered by MLC for IMLS. Just go to the cmrls.lib.ms.us website and click on the yellow "Enterprise Catalog" tab. Type "cake pans" in the search box for a list of the available pans.

If you know of a special quality item at a great price, please share it with Mississippi Magazine readers. We are all about sharing good, easy, useful, reasonably-priced products, and ideas from Mississippi sources! Email pattyroper@gmail.com.

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Title Annotation:FOOD & ENTERTAINING
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Mar 1, 2016
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