Tutorial – Make a Blueberry Pie!

[20 Nov 2008 | By | 10 Comment(s) | 8,431 views ]

More Holiday Eats…Check out the Christmas Tree cookies!

So, my dear sweet adorable handy hubby requested a pie for his thanksgiving luncheon at work. And after suggesting the many fine pies available at our local Publix, I relented and made one. Don’t be intimidated, this is really as “easy as pie” to do, so put this one in your toolbox for friends & family events coming up. Here’s a recipe and tutorial! (Recipe and instructions below the pic)

Dot’s Mom’s Blueberry Pie:

How to Make a Blueberry Pie
Ingredients
Pastry for top & bottom of 9 in pie *
4 c fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen ones from my parents haul this summer)
3/4 c sugar
3 Tbs flour
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind (doh! no fresh lemons on hand today, so I left out)
dash salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1-2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbs butter
*Although it’s certainly not that hard to make your own piecrust pastry, I cheated here and used the all-ready type rolled pastry you can find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, near the cookie dough rolls and biscuit dough tubes.

(row 1)Combine sugar,flour, spices and peel in a large bowl
Toss with blueberries
Line 9″ pie pan with pastry.
Pour blueberry mixture into shell
(row 2)Sprinkle with Lemon Juice, Dot with butter.
Top with top crust**
Crimp crust edges together, squeezing with your fingers.
(row 3)To avoid too brown crust edges, use aluminum foil to make little strips to cover the edges of the pie. (Unless you have a pie crust shield like this or this)
Sprinkle with xtra sugar and cinnamon.
(row 4)Bake 375 for 35-40 minutes (reduce heat if needed to keep crust from over browning)
Pie is done with nicely tan on top, and blueberry juice is oozing through the holes in the top. Mine took about 15 min longer than the recommendation above.

**For my top crust I used a handy cheat – basically a giant cookie cutter that gives the appearance of a lattice crust. You can do anything you want here (if you use a solid sheet, be sure to prick the top of the pie), including making a ‘real’ lattice top, or using cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

If you click through to flickr, the picture above contains notes explaining all the steps – a one stop recipe!

EDIT: You can get a Fox Run Lattice Pie Top Cutter HERE!

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10 Comment(s) »

  • Lisa M Griffin [] :

    this looks amazing! I love that wonderful device used to create the top of the pie… looks totally delicious.

  • Crafting with Cat Hair [] :

    Yummy! I love that giant cookie cutter. I must get myself one of those. So cool!

  • Dot [] :

    I don’t know where I got mine (probably a gift from mom) but here’s one on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-Lattice-Pie-Cutter/dp/B0000CFMV8/ref=pd_sbs_k_1

  • Connie [] :

    You make it look so easy! I made the mistake of coming here just before dinner and I’m starving; those lovely photos were too much. I’m going to go in and demand feeding.

  • SENTA [] :

    This looks soooo yummy, you are a woman of many talents!!

  • Honor Bowden [] :

    This looks so good how can I not try it?! I’m such a sucker for any type of berry. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  • Ashley Ann [] :

    That looks delicious! It’s not fair that I looked at those pictures before breakfast and now I NEED a pie. :D Oh well, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

  • Kiara [] :

    Wow, I really like that cutter that you used to make the top. I love the look of lattice pies, but mine never come out right!

    I’ll have to go searching for one of those :D

  • Dot [] :

    Very last line in the post is a link to where you can get the cutter on Amazon :)

  • Kiara [] :

    Oh wow, I'm so unobservant! ><