There are a few weeks out of the year in which our part of the state is close to perfect: The days are warm and the nights still carry a slight chill,...
- 1 (9-inch) prepared piecrust, baked and cooled (see our recipe at EdibleTulsa.com)
- 1 1/2 pounds blueberries, fresh or frozen (about 5 cups)
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large egg yolks plus 4 large egg whites
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Purée blueberries in a blender or food processor until smooth—strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer to equal 2 cups; add a little water if necessary. Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the blueberry juice; bring to a boil in a medium saucepan, whisking. Cook for 1 minute.
Place yolks in a bowl; gradually whisk in half of hot juice mixture. Return to pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking, until thick, about 1 minute. Whisk in butter. Pour into cooled pie shell and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat broiler with rack about 8 inches from heat source. Heat egg whites and remaining ¾ cup sugar in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisking, until sugar dissolves and mixture is hot (160°), about 2 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of a mixer. Whisk on high speed until medium peaks form. Dollop the meringue onto the chilled pie. Broil until lightly browned, 30 to 40 seconds.