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Chef

Christof Syre

Restaurant

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas, Las Colinas

Recipe: Texas Blueberry Lemon Pie Jar

What’s Inside

Lemon Curd Filling

In a stainless steel bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, sugar, and cook over a hot water bath until the mixture thickens. Using a hand-held blender, blend until smooth.  Blend in 7 oz butter and set aside in the refrigerator.

Ingredients
  • Yield: 1 qts = 8 jars
  • 4 each eggs
  • 4 eachegg yolks
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 9 oz sugar
  • 7 oz unsalted butter
What’s Inside

Whipped Cream Yield: 1qt

Combine cream and sugar in a mixing bowl and whip on medium speed with a whisk attachment, until medium/stiff peaks form.

Ingredients
  • 1 qt heavy cream
  • 2 oz sugar
What’s Inside

Pastry Cream Yield: 1qt

Combine milk, sugar and vanilla extract in a small pan over medium heat.  While bringing the milk to a boil, make a slurry by mixing 4oz cornstarch and 4oz of milk. Once milk boils, add the slurry while whisking constantly.  Reduce the heat to low.  Add 2 egg yolks and temper into milk. (add egg yolk one at a time while still hot – not boiling) Finish by adding 2 oz of unsalted butter. Set aside.

Ingredients
  • 1 pt whole milk (set aside 4 oz of cold milk for the slurry)
  • 4 ozsugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz cornstarch
  • 2 each egg yolks
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
What’s Inside

Diplomat Cream Yield: 1qt

Fold equal parts pastry cream and whipped cream together to form a lighter pastry cream.

Ingredients
  • 2 C pastry cream
  • 2 C whipped cream
What’s Inside

Streusel

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine butter and sugar and mix with a paddle in a mixing bowl and low speed. Add the flour and cinnamon to mix and continue to mix at low speed.  Run the mixture through your hands to create streusel. On a sheet pan, bake streusel until golden brown.

Tip: only bake what you need for the dessert and the rest you can store in a sealable bag in your freezer for next time.

Ingredients
  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 8 oz brown sugar
  • 6 oz bread flour
  • 6 oz cake flour
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
What’s Inside

Pie Dough

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Blend together ingredients (except water) in a mixer with a paddle until walnut sized bits of streusel are formed. Slowly add 5 oz cold water and continue mixing only long enough to incorporate. DO NOT over mix! Refrigerate and let chill. Bake for 16 – 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Ingredients
  • 1 oz sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 oz butter
  • 8 oz Crisco
  • ¼ # bread flour
  • 12 oz cake flour
  • Cold water
Finishing Touches

Assembly Method

In a jar, layer lemon curd, streusel pieces, pie dough pieces, white chocolate shavings, diplomat cream, fresh blueberries, lemon curd, streusel pieces, diplomat cream, fresh blueberries, streusel, white chocolate shavings and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.