Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  • Cut in both shortenings with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add Grand Marnier and stir in well, then add water by the tablespoon until a crumbly but workable dough forms.
  • Turn onto a well floured board or counter and divide - one portion roughly 2/3 of the dough, the remainder 1/3 of the dough.
  • Wrap the smaller portion of dough in plastic and chill.
  • Roll remaining dough into a large circle and fit into a 10" pie plate. Place into the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
  • Preheat oven to 400F and place rack on the bottom shelf of the oven.
  • For filling, combine 1/4 cup water, sugar, dates and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes over low leat, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries and cook until they begin to burst - about 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together tapioca flour and remaining water.
  • Stir starch mixture into the cooking berries and cook gently over low heat until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg, then fold in remaining berries and pour into the chilled pie shell. See Photo
  • Roll out remaining 1/3 of dough into a rough rectangle and cut thin strips of dough with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
  • Brush outside rim of crust with beaten egg.
  • Weave a lattice pattern with the dough strips overtop of the filling, pressing into the crust edge to seal.
  • Brush lattice with remaining beaten egg and place pie on a baking sheet.
  • place onto the bottom shelf of the hot oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 375F.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Cool for a minimum of 12 hours before cutting and serving. See Photo
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    Hi Jo Jo,
    New England Blueberries are the best...and if your going to have a date...then you mighty as well have a rich one ~smiling~
    All kidding aside Jo Jo,this sounds like a great recipe,as always.
    Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Kindest of Regards
    Joyce
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  • hmaderia 8 years ago
    Sounds interesting...I'll try anything with dates!
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  • jo_jo_ba 8 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 387.1
    Total Fat: 17.3 g
    Cholesterol: 17.7 mg
    Sodium: 10.5 mg
    Total Carbs: 49.8 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
    Protein: 4.7 g
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