Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe
This homemade Blueberry Pie recipe is as easy as pie gets, and is the perfect summery dessert to share with company for any special occasion or gathering.
Here in the South there are a few blueberry patches and farms to be found. It’s always fun to go berry picking! A few years ago, when our kids were much younger, we found a local blueberry farm. We all piled in the car, donned in our berry picking clothes one steamy Saturday morning, ready to pick as many blueberries as we could. And pick blueberries, we did.
There’s this thing I have, I guess it’s kind of an obsessive compulsive behavior … if there are berries to pick, or shells to find, or lost golf balls in the woods, or hunting down the perfect Christmas tree, I can’t stop searching until all of them are found or every last one of them is at least checked out. Funny how I don’t act this way when it comes to dust bunnies floating and hopping around our home, huh?
Anyway, that year we picked a bunch of blueberries, several bunches really. Many were frozen for using throughout the winter months in smoothies or oatmeal, but others were used in all kinds of goodness, from cobbler, to ice cream, to jam. But no pie. Not one single blueberry pie was made that year.
And I don’t know why.
Blueberry Pie is marvelous, especially when made homemade with fresh blueberries. So I’m making up for it this year with a homemade Blueberry Pie now and maybe another one next week too, and possibly another one the week after that. Pie is so easy to make, why not make a pie per week? It’s sounds like a terrific plan to me. Terrifically terrific.
I hope you enjoy this homemade Blueberry Pie recipe. Top it will some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an over the top dessert that just screams summer!
A few Blueberry Pie Recipe tips:
- This Blueberry Pie can be frozen before baking. Assemble pie, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and place in a freezer zip top bag. It can be kept frozen for up to two months until ready to bake. Unwrap and thaw lightly covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator before baking.
- Fresh blueberries are best, but the same amount of whole, frozen blueberries could be used as well. Measure berries while they are still frozen, then allow to thaw before using in recipe.
- Bake pies on a baking sheet or baking stone to avoid spillage. It also makes it easier to transfer from bottom rack to top rack during baking.
- Baking a pie on the bottom rack at a higher temperature then lowering temperature and transferring the pie to the middle rack helps the bottom crust bake up better.
- I’m not a pie crust snob. Make your own, or buy pre-made pie crusts. While pie crusts is simple to make, don’t let not having time or experience keep you from making a pie. Purchase uncooked pie crusts from the grocers refrigerated section when needed. It’s better than no pie at all in my book.
- For the top crust, a whole crust can be used and vented, or create a simple lattice or other design with the top crust. These directions and video on how to make a lattice crust pie from Epicurious are great and easy to follow.
Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe
Originally published July 3, 2014.