Please be sure to refrigerate your pie within an hour. – The Management
When I recently made a day trip (which turned into a weekend trip) to Montauk, my friend and I had different “must do” items we added to the agenda. She was really wanting to see the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Me? I wanted to make a trip to Brieremere Farms in Riverhead, NY. Yes, it was a bit out of the way, but we were renting a car and since I’ve been obsessed with getting another one of these pies since I became acquainted with them on July 5th, it was my main request.
We actually picked it up as our first stop after picking up our car in Southampton. It took us a bit to get there and then BAM. We dead-ended into Brieremere. Heaven. Fresh produce. So many pies. And the wall of preserves and jams. And then the pie. The pie. I said “blueberry cream”. They said “regular blueberry cream” or “fresh blueberry cream”. “Huh?” I said, before pulling up the picture on my phone. See, taking photos of your food all of the time does pay off. Turns out it was the regular blueberry cream ($19) rather than the fresh blueberry cream pie ($28). My photos just saved me $9!
As we pulled away, with the pie in my lap, Dixie looked on, clearly wanting to dive in as well.
We finally pulled over and decided it was time for a pre-lunch snack. We were already planning a late lunch at Duryea’s in Montauk, so made all the sense in the world. I brough plastic plates and utensils, as well as a cooler and an ice pack to tote the pie around throughout our adventure.
Rather than contemplating Duryea’s selection of desserts, we clearly knew what needed to accompany our lobster rolls. And thus, slices #3 & 4 were cut (with a few blueberries going to each of our pups).
After we stopped by a friend’s beach party in East Hampton, we were planning for the final train out of Southampton instead of our originally planned next-to-last. To our surprise, as well as others on the platform, there was no final train on Saturday. LIRR schedule wording FAIL. This face is all for the LIRR. And thus in the midst of frustration as we were stranded on the train platform, legs shoved into our pet carrier bags to repel mosquitos, dirty and looking like hobos, I decided it was time for – you got it – slice #5.
Thankfully, we were rescued by some fabulous friends and were whisked away to beds. Actual beds! An inflatable mattress has never been so beautiful. And just before we put on our PJs and crawled into bed, my friend scraped the bottom of the tin – pie = all gone. And her dog begged in hopes of getting at least a crumb of what remained…
Dear blueberry cream pie,
We thoroughly enjoyed our blessed 14 hours we spent together – even your gradual progression from your firmer original state to your more oozey cream-and-fruit-blended-together final hours. You served us well throughout our journey and for that, we will never forget you and your goodness.
Til next time…
So, I have to say that one hour time might be ideal, but look what wonders we accomplished in 14. Planning a trip to the Hamptons? Have a car? This place? You so must go to there!
Brieremere Farms – 4414 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 – 631.722.3931