This pie is a summer’s best, made with Maine blueberries, basil infused whipped cream, and a slight variation of Cook’s Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust. I used lard instead of shortening because I’m an Eastern North Carolinian. If you don’t have lard on hand, butter or shortening will do. This recipe makes enough for 2 crusts (a top and bottom)
This recipe for the best watermelon is inspired by the kindness of a stranger. The watermelon can be found and enjoyed anywhere, ideally in the summer months. Cantaloupe is a good substitute.