Homemade Blueberry Pie made with plump berries and a flakey crust topped is best enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Blueberry pie is a classic that is delicious using fresh berries in the summer. But it can also be made throughout the year for holiday dinners or even as a dessert for a weeknight meal.
Blueberry Pie Ingredients
The star of the pie is the blueberries, of course. Then you’ll just need some sugar, a thickener, and a crust! Scroll down for the complete printable recipe card including the ingredient measurements.
- Cornstarch: We used cornstarch as the thickener in this recipe. Mix the cornstarch into cold water and set it aside before you start boiling the berries and sugar. When it is time to add the thickener, it is ready to go!
- Lemon Juice: I like adding a little lemon juice to my blueberry pies 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 pie 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. 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 pie but it can be left out if you prefer.
- Pie Pastries: This pie has a bottom crust as well as a top crust so you’ll need two nine-inch pie pastries. I used my recipe for homemade pie crust but store-bought will work too if you are short on time. You can also opt to skip the top crust and make the pie with only the bottom crust.
- Egg White: The beaten egg white gets brushed over the crust to help the sugar stick and to help with browning.
- Coarse Sugar: The coarse sugar gets sprinkled on the top of the cakes. It will give the crust a little extra sweetness and make it look pretty too. You can use any coarse sugar such as turbinado sugar or sanding sugar.
How To Make Blueberry Pie From Scratch
To make a blueberry pie from scratch, start by making the blueberry pie filling. The filling is boiled on the stovetop to thicken it before adding it to the pie crust. Combine the blueberries and sugars in the large pot and bring the mixture to a boil stirring, stirring often.
Reduce the heat, add the thickener (the cornstarch mixture) and cook until thickened. Pour the filling into the pie crust, add the top crust, and bake until bubbly. Scroll down for the printable recipe card with step-by-step instructions.
How To Make A Lattice Crust
I decided to use a lattice crust for the pie but you can make it with a full crust with slits cut in it if you prefer. To keep the pastry crust as clean as possible I made the lattice and then laid it on the pie.
Cut the pie pastry into strips on a silicone mat and form the lattice. Then, cover it with a piece of plastic wrap and roll it up on a rolling pin. Unroll the lattice on the pie and straighten it as needed. Trim the edges of the pie pastry, fold it under itself, and flute the edges.
What is a pie shield?
A pie shield is a piece of metal that is used to cover the edge of the pie crust during baking to prevent it from cooking faster than the rest of the crust. If you do not have a pie shield, you can cut strips of aluminum foil and wrap them around the edge of the pie. Remove the pie shield for the last 15 minutes of baking so the fluted edge can brown.
Proper Storage of Blueberry Pie
After you remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack. Cover the pie and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two days. To freeze the pie, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and place it in an airtight freezer bag. Thaw the pie in the refrigerator.
Blueberry Pie Frequently Asked Questions
The two main reasons are either it wasn’t baked long enough or it wasn’t allowed to cool long enough. It is very helpful to thicken the filling on a the stovetop before adding it to the pie as directed in this recipe.
Yes, you should thaw them before baking a pie to allow the pie to bake evenly and completely through.
Yes, you can use frozen fruit to make this blueberry pie. Add the frozen blueberries to the large pot with the sugar and bring it to a boil as directly. Keep in mind this step will take longer since the frozen berries need time to thaw.
Would it work to add other fruits to this pie?
Yes, you can add other fruits to make wonderful pie combinations. Simply swap out an equal amount of blueberries for the other fruit that you choose. Here are a few suggestions:
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