My daughter had Parents and Pies today at school. I had ingredients for a blueberry pie, but I'd never made one before, so I was nervous to try it. Then I got lazy to go to the store, so try I did, and I'm a bit surprised at the yummy turn out. Although I don't know how wise it is to try a new recipe right before you're about to serve it...hahaha I got this recipe off of pickyourown.org.
How to make the
World's Best Blueberry Pie!
An easy and great blueberry pie recipe!Step 1 -get the oven preheating to 375 F.
Step 2- Wash the blueberries
Just rinse them in a colander or sieve in cold water, no soap.
Step 3 - Mix the dry filling ingredients.
Combine the 2/3 cup sugar (or sugar/Splenda blend), 7 Tablespoons of corn starch in a bowl and mix well! Some people like 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, mixed in, also. That's optional, but it is nice!
Step 4 - Mix in the liquids
Add the 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, and 3 Tablespoons of water (or grape juice) and stir it up. If you use Splenda, it will be pretty gloppy, rather than drier crumbs, but it still works the same!
Step 5 - Add the blueberries to the pie crust
Add the blueberries to the pie crust. Just pour them in! There's lots of air space and it will cook down, so don't worry if they mound up about an inch (2.5 cm) above the edge of the plate.
Step 6 - Pour the liquid mix into the pieJust pour the mixture of sugar, juice, etc. into the pie all over the blueberries. If it is a gloppy liquid, don’t worry, just pour it somewhat evenly over the top. But it doesn’t take perfection; it will smooth itself out in the oven.
Step 7 - Make and add your toppingmix
- 1/4 cup sugar (OR 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8 cup Splenda)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
together in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the pie.
Step 8 - Put the pie in the oven!
Cook the pie at 375 F (or 190 Celsius) for 1 hour.
Step 9 - Remove when the pie is golden and pie is bubbling
Check to see if it is bubbling and crust is golden brown. If if not, check every 3 or 4 minutes until it is.
Step 10 - Enjoy!
Set the pie on a rack to cool and enjoy!
- If you use frozen berries, it helps to sprinkle 3 tablespoons of corn starch in pie crust/pan just before you add the blueberries! That helps to suck up any additional liquid, so the pie won't be runny.