Oh My it’s Blueberry Pie!

simple homemade blueberry pieI’ve had the privilege of growing up with a mom that loves to bake. Every time I come home I can count on there being at least five baked goods to choose from. After dinner I always ask “What’s for dessert?” and her response sounds like our house has been transformed into a bakery. I’m definitely NOT complaining though :)

We don’t typically have homemade pie around the house, but I never really requested it because I just assumed they were too much work. I was so so wrong. Turns out pie only has about four ingredients and its very simple! My mind was blown. This new knowledge will be a game changer for sure. simple homemade blueberry pieThe recipe she was following had three fillings to choose from: blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. Mixing all three was also an option. Blueberry pie makes my heart sing, so when I opened up the fridge to several containers full of the little gems I knew what was on the menu. ( praise hands )

First she took the prepared dough out of the fridge and let it sit while rinsing off the blueberries. The blueberries get coated in sugar and poured into the pie crust. Be sure to cut off the excess dough that will hang around the pie pan. You should probably do this before pouring the blueberries into the dough to avoid a mess! But hey, baking and a messy kitchen go hand-in-hand right?fresh blueberriessimple homemade blueberry pieAfter all the yummy, sugar-coated blueberries are in the pie crust, top it off with the rest of the dough. You can get creative with this part. I think that’s why I always assumed pie was difficult? Since it’s always too pretty to eat! My mom cut a simple design into the dough because we were in a rush to have it ready for dinner. I’ve seen some really fun designs on Pinterest. Then again what ISN’T on Pinterest? simple homemade blueberry pieThe pie got brushed with milk and sprinkled with sugar to make for a crispy, brown crust. When it came out of the oven some of the blueberry juice had pushed through the slits in the dough. I loved the added touch it gave the pie. It made it clear that it was homemade and gave it a cozy feel. ( Can you use cozy to describe pie? )simple homemade blueberry pieI only got one picture of the entire, untouched pie because when I got home from the gym my dad had already cut himself a slice! I was only gone for an hour.. come on dad. But I can’t really blame him. I enjoyed mine on top of some Dulce de Leche frozen yogurt and I was in heaven! The pie didn’t set completely, so the juice was a perfect syrup to top off the ice cream.

What’s your favorite kind of pie? Share in the comments below!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 5 Cups Blueberries
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 while you prepare and roll out the pie crust.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare the blueberry filling. Combine the sugar, flour and blueberries. Gently toss the blueberries until they’re coated. If you’re using frozen fruit, let the fruit thaw for 45 minutes. You want it to still be slightly icy.
  3. Pour the berry mixture into the pie crust and trim the excess pie crust around the pie plate.
  4. Cut slits into the second pastry circle so the pie is able to breathe. This is where you can get fancy and make whatever design you’d like!
  5. Cover the pie with the second pastry circle and pinch the edges keeping all the berries and sugar sealed inside.
  6. Brush the pie crust with milk and spring sugar on top to get a pretty, brown crust.
  7. Cover the pie with a pie crust shield so the edges don’t burn.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.

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xx, elizabeth

53 thoughts on “Oh My it’s Blueberry Pie!

  1. oh man. I soooooooooo shouldn’t have clicked on this post, because now I need pie in my life…like right now. Blueberry pie is my favorite (and I sprinkle some cinnamon in with the berries).

    1. Haha that happens to me with so many food recipes/pictures.. start craving whatever I see. Cinnamon would be the perfect fall touch!

  2. This looks so awesome! I love blueberries but I’ve never had blueberry pie. I guess I have to figure out how to make a pie crust by myself. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    x, Juliet

    1. Thank you! If you like blueberries and sugar I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Sorry I took the shortcut with store bought! Thanks for reading :)

    1. Thank you! Do you add the lemon juice for flavor or for other reasons? I add lemon to my apples to keep them from browning so I just wondered.

  3. For some reason I always thought there were more steps or ingredients to make blueberry pie. I guess that’s what kept me from trying it before. It looks so easy though!! Definitely going to try it soon.

  4. Seeing that blueberry ooze out of that pie crust is just making me hungry. I have recently started getting into eating blueberries more often…can you believe that I’ve never had blueberry pie before.

  5. You can definitely use cozy to describe a pie :) Among fruit pies, I prefer strawberry, but for non-fruit pies I love a good French silk. Mmmm, now I’m craving pie!

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