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#1 of 10 Old 11-22-2007, 03:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I promised dd blueberry pie for tomorrow and I'm missing just that one ingredient. I was thinking flour but the recipe calls for 2T cornstarch and 2T flour. I don't have any arrowroot but I do have tapioca....

Any ideas? I realllllly don't want to go out again today.:
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Yes tapioca pudding is awesome with blueberries!! It was the best pie I have eaten.
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Tapioca is a good substitute for cornstarch in pies. I don't remember the conversion, you'll have to Google it.
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Wow you ladies are quick. Thank you so much! I'm usually ok at winging recipes but I hate cooked fruit so I have no sense of how they "should" taste.

Yay, now I'm almost done with the cooking part of t-day drama.
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The lady I know mixed the entire pack with a pint of fresh blueberries and put it in a crust and baked it. It was easy as... pie!

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There is also arrowroot, which you can (I think) get from Mountain Rose Herbs. It's a venreable thickener, and what was used before cornstarch became widespread. It also produces a nicer result, IMO.

Ah, yes, just looked. Here it is.

Maura

ETA: Crud. It looks like it is out of stock :/
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I am sure your pie is long made, but I actually prefer tapioca to cornstarch for berry pies. You should be fine with it.
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How did your pie turn out?
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They turned out great! We took them to Thanksgiving dinner at Dh's church and it was the first dessert to disappear, so it must have been good. A pie has to be perfect to impress old southern ladies.
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Oh good. Too bad you didn't get a chance to taste it. I was thinking about blueberry pie all day on Thanksgiving!!! And I am not into pie!!
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