Contest-Winning Fresh Blueberry Pie
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling
- 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 5 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 425°. On a floured surface, roll dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Trim and flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights. Bake on a lower oven rack until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until smooth. Add 3 cups blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
- Remove from the heat. Add butter, lemon juice and remaining berries; stir until butter is melted. Cool. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until serving.
Fresh Blueberry Pie Tips
Should I thaw frozen blueberries before baking them in a pie?No, you don't need to thaw frozen blueberries before baking! The heat of the oven (or in this recipe, the heat of the stovetop) will thaw the berries. Blueberries are one of the best berries to use frozen in a pie because they have thick skins and retain their moisture and juiciness without becoming mushy. If you have extra frozen blueberries left over, use them up in this frozen blueberry muffin recipe.
Why is my blueberry pie runny?There are a few reasons why your blueberry pie is runny. To avoid a runny pie, make sure to cook the berries with cornstarch for two minutes. The cornstarch will cook and thicken the fruit’s juices and prevent your pie filling from becoming too runny. Learn more about thickening a pie filling.
How do you know when blueberry pie is done?For blueberry pies baked in the oven, you can tell when the pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. When preparing the filling on a stovetop, like this blueberry pie recipe, the filling should be nice and thick before being poured into the crust.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 269 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Aug 5, 2020
My favorite blueberry pie - hands down! I always follow the recipe, using the blueberries from my yard. Yummy
Jul 26, 2020
This is the best blueberry pie I have ever had. Bonus that it was easy to make! I used my own homemade crust, and we had to add whipped cream on top. It was delicious!
Jul 21, 2020
One of the best (and prettiest) deserts that I’ve put together! Yummmm. I added 1c of strawberries, to make 5c fruit. Instead of water I used a blueberry sauce from a previous desert. I also reduced the cornstarch to a little less that 2 1/2 Tsp. Wunderbar!
Jul 19, 2020
What a lovely and easy pie. Just made it and wondering if it's possible to slightly underbake the crust, fill with the prepared filling, and then stick a lattice top crust on, returning to the oven for a bit. Would it still set okay if the filling was heated again like that?
Jul 16, 2020
The blueberries in Oregon are ripe right now and I made this pie today. Thank you Linda in Michigan for this delicious recipe. I'm sharing this with everyone I know while the berries are still in season...
Jul 12, 2020
It is the best blueberry pie I have ever made. Oops, I forgot the butter and lemon and it still got 5 stars from me and all my guests!! I used my own crust.
Jul 11, 2020
Delicious and oh so easy. I cooked a lesser amount of fresh blueberries because I prefer having more fresh berries and added lemon zest to the cooked mixture. Cooled for a bit and then added the rest of the fresh blueberries. A hit and a keeper.
Jul 3, 2020
Easy, inexpensive and oh so tasty! I've made this recipe three times this week, twice I doubled it to feed the masses. I've used the frozen two pack crusts, covered with foil, both tasty and easy. Good with whipping cream, ice cream or straight up. My go to pie recipe when blueberries are in season.
Jun 27, 2020
I am making my third one in two weeks. EVERYONE loves this pie!!!
May 24, 2020
I made this for dessert tonight. It is so delicious. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you so much.