A delicious blueberry pie recipe can be made from fresh blueberries beginning in late May to late fall, when they are in season.
When learning how to make a pie, you will find a blueberry pie to be among the favorite of fresh berries. In some areas blueberries can be picked from wild bushes.
Blueberry production in North America starts in Florida in the middle of May and ends in other states in the fall. The berries are readily available to us in the supermarkets to use in our blueberry desserts most of year.
A good excuse for eating blueberry pie
recipes are the health benefits of the blueberries. They are high in antioxidants and help prevent cancers. Some researchers claim eating blueberries will help to delay aging. Other claims are of reducing urinary tract infections and protecting against heart disease.
FRESH BLUEBERRY PIE RECIPE
9 inch double crust
This is a traditional blueberry pie recipe.
Preheat oven to 425F degrees. (I use metal pans for high temperatures)
Prepare crust recipe for double crust; divide dough in half.
Roll half out slightly larger than pie pan.
Fit and press into bottom of 9 inch pan; set aside.
Combine blueberries, orange juice, lemon peel, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in large saucepan.
Combine cornstarch and sugar; stir into blueberry mixture.
Cook and stir on medium heat until thickened and clear; add vanilla and almond.
Pour into unbaked pie shell; dot with butter.
Trim excess dough around pie pan; moisten pastry edge with water.
Roll remaining half of dough out for top crust; cut leaf or other designs out for vents SAVE CUTOUTS
Lift rolled dough onto filled pie; trim and crimp pie rim.
Brush top with milk; place cut outs between vents and brush cutouts with milk.
Cut foil out to cover only the rim of the pie to prevent over browning.
Bake at 425F degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 400F degrees and bake 30 minutes.
Remove foil and bake 5 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown.
FRESH BLUEBERRY PIE
Mix sugar, cornstarch and water. Blend well and bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until thickened. Add gelatin and stir well to blend. Remove from heat. Add blueberries, stir and pour into baked pie crust. Refrigerate until set and serve with whipped cream.
BLUEBERRY DESSERT PIE
Scald 1 cup milk over boiling water. Mix sugar, salt, flour and remaining ½ cup of milk, stirring until well blended. Stir into hot milk and cook slowly until thickened, stirring constantly. Cover and cook over boiling water for 5 minutes.
Add mixture slowly to egg yolks and cook one minute longer. Add butter and vanilla. Cool and pour into pie shell.
Top with drained blueberries; then top with the whipped cream. Top whipped cream with additional blueberries.
Here are recipes to make Crisco’s single crust, 8-9 inch double crust and 10 inch double crust for your pie recipes.
8-9 Inch Double Crust:
10 Inch Double Crust:
Measure flour and combine with salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.
Sprinkle in water to form a dough ball; roll out on lightly floured surface.
MIXED BERRY PIE
Preheat to 375F degrees; thaw all berries.
Pour berries and all the juice in large bowl.
In separate bowl combine and mix sugar, salt and cornstarch; pour on top of berries.
Mix well with rubber spatula; fill both crusts and top with crusts.
Trim dough and crimp edges; bake 45 to 60 minutes until golden brown.
NOTE: I set tray under pies while baking to catch any spillovers.