Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe
This homemade Blueberry Pie recipe is as easy as pie gets. Prepared with soft and melt-in-your-mouth pie crust, perfectly balanced easy blueberry and brown sugar filling, and topped with lattice pie crust! Delicious summery dessert to share with your family and friends 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.
OUR FAVORITE BLUEBERRY PIE RECIPE
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 sounds like a terrific plan to me. Terrifically terrific.
HOW TO MAKE LATTICE PIE CRUST
While pie crusts are simple to make, don’t let not having time or experience keep you from making a pie. You can make your own or 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 lattice pie 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.
A FEW BLUEBERRY PIE RECIPE TIPS:
- This Blueberry Pie recipe can be definitely prepared ahead of time. To do so assemble the pie, then wrap it 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 the refrigerator before baking.
- 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 the temperature and transferring the pie to the middle rack helps the bottom crust bake up better.
BLUEBERRY PIE WITH FROZEN BLUEBERRIES
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 thawing before using in the recipe.
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Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe
Originally published July 3, 2014.