Use this homemade Blueberry Pie Filling recipe to make pies or cobblers. It’s also fabulous on cheesecakes, waffles, and ice cream!
Blueberry pie filling can be used in so many ways and it is really easy to make! You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. Once you make the homemade version you’ll never go back to the canned kind.
Blueberry Pie Filling Ingredients
Homemade blueberry pie filling is easy to make with pantry staples! Besides the blueberries, you’ll need some sugar and a thickener! Scroll down for the complete printable recipe card including the ingredient measurements.
- Cornstarch: We used cornstarch as the filling thickener. Mix the cornstarch into cold water and set it aside before you start boiling the berries and sugar. That way, when you need to add the thickener, it is ready to go.
- Lemon Juice: I like adding a little lemon juice to my blueberry pie filling because it compliments the sweetness so well. If you choose not to add lemon juice, increase the amount of water by the same amount.
- Blueberries: We chose to use fresh blueberries to make this filling but they aren’t always in season and readily available. You can also use frozen blueberries but keep in mind that it will take a little longer to bring the berries and sugar to a boil.
- Granulated and Brown Sugar: We chose to use a combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar. Using part brown sugar brings added flavor to the pie filling. If you prefer, you can choose to use only granulated sugar.
- Cinnamon: A half teaspoon of ground cinnamon adds flavor, warmth, and spice to the filling but it can be left out if you prefer.
How To Make Blueberry Pie Filling From Scratch
To make a blueberry pie from scratch, start by combining the blueberries and sugars in a large pot. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring, stirring often. Reduce the heat, add the thickener (the cornstarch mixture) and cook until thickened. Remove the filling from the heat and allow it to cool. Scroll down for the printable recipe card with step-by-step instructions.
Once the blueberry pie filling has cooled, transfer it to storage containers. This recipe makes four cups so I used two 2-cup containers. Add labels to the top of each container for easy identification especially when storing it in the fridge or freezer. You can download the free printable labels here.
Ways To Use Blueberry Pie Filling
Homemade Blueberry Pie made with plump berries and a flakey crust topped is best enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
This Blueberry Cobbler recipe with bisquick can be made with fresh, frozen, or canned blueberries. Serve it while warm with ice cream on top.
Blueberry Pretzel Salad is a mouthwatering combination of a creamy filling, crunchy sugared pretzels, and sweet blueberries. Everyone will want the recipe!
This Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert recipe is my husband’s childhood favorite with a light, moist cheesecake topped with blueberry pie filling and whipped cream.
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