Blueberry Pie

Monday, June 20, 2011




Blueberry Pie

Double Crust Pie Dough
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
6 tablespoons ice water

2 pints blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

To make the crust, in a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. Work the butter in, using a pastry blender or your fingers, until pea-sized lumps form. Sprinkle in the water, 1 tbsp. at a time, stirring gently with a fork after each addition and adding only enough of the water to form a rough mass.

Using floured hands, pat the dough into two smooth, flattened discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for 20 minutes before rolling out.

Meanwhile, stir together blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch until well combined.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll one dough disc out thinly on a floured surface, using a rolling pin, and fit into a 9-inch pie plate, place on a cookie sheet; fill pie shell with blueberry mixture. Roll out additional dough disc and top blueberry mixture; trim and flute edges. Brush the pie with a little bit of cream or milk, if desired. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.

Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degree and bake an additional 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 9 servings
26 comments on "Blueberry Pie"
  1. That pie looks great! I have been picking Blackberries this past week around the farm and made a tart for Father's day. I think pies and tarts are the way to go. Oh and are you sure we're not related? I am crazy-good at finding 4-leaf clovers. True story:)

  2. It's one of the treat that my dad prefer, this one looks good, espacially with this iced cream!

  3. Mmm, can't go wrong with a classic blueberry pie! We served one at our Father's Day celebration yesterday :)

  4. My dad LOVES blueberry pie, too...yours came out so beautifully, Emily! I think you win the daughter of the year award for that dessert.

  5. I like how classic this recipe is. No spices or extra random things involved. Just a buttery crust and berries.
    I have never made blueberry pie, I think because I have only had bad ones. I need to try this and redeem my image of blueberry pie!

  6. i dreamed about blueberry pie the other night! haha! you're making dreams come true :)

  7. beautiful & delicious - a perfect combo :)

  8. I totally made blueberry pie for father's day as well! Great minds bake alike!

    And yeah. Coffee early is key.

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  10. I just love blueberry pie, it's one of my favorite deserts. I'm so excited about your pastry school, do you plan on starting soon?

  11. It looks divine, Emily! I just adore your blog and am thrilled to have found it! We live in Springfield, MO, so we are your neighbors - and we watched you and cheered you on when you competed on the two Food Network competitions! And I think that you might have been our server at Lambert's a long time ago!
    Take care!!

  12. Blueberry pie is one of my dad's favorite desserts too. Maybe it's a dad thing.

    I'm just curious - from the pictures of the pie it looks like you didn't cut vents. I always thought it was good to cut slits so that the steam can escape. Is that not true with blueberry pie, or do you think it doesn't really make a difference?

  13. oooh I just bought a bunch of blueberries and people keep suggestion to make blueberry pie. This looks divine!

    And I cannot wait to see what custard that is! I've been making tons lately and we're going crazy for it!:)

  14. Classic blueberry pie sounds good to me!! And now I'm about to check out these health newsletters you linked... it's all about balance, right?

  15. Thanks everyone!

    Rachael, perhaps we are! Mmm blackberries.

    Jenny, thanks for all of the advice! Wow, you really know Chicago. I would love to go to the Spice House if we stumble across it. XOCO sounds amazing! I really, really want to go. I think we might take one of those water taxis!

    Gen, I'm hopefully going to go in the spring of 2012. :)

    Jcarden, thanks for visiting! I'm glad you like it. :) Thank you for watching the show, too. Did I?! That's funny. I hope I wasn't in too bad of mood. Haha. I'm not the happiest when I'm at work.

    Shannon, hi! You know what? I've cut vents and not cut vents in pies... I can't tell a difference!

  16. That is one really beautiful blueberry pie! I love pie. I'm sure you made your dad happy.

  17. Can't wait for the custard recipe!

    Blueberry pie is my favorite fruit pie (well, maybe cherry too -hard to say). It's a pie that never needs any improvement. It's great iwth just blueberries, crust, and sugar.

  18. This looks so yummy! I've been wanting to make a big summer feast with blueberry pie as dessert. It is one of my favorites!

    - Maggie

  19. Mmmmm, just had a pie like this with my mom last night. So good!

  20. Great looking pie! Blueberry has always been my favorite. Next to banana cream. And custard. And apple. Hmm. I think I just like pie. :)

  21. what a sweet gift. i've often wondered if a knack for finding four-leaf clovers was genetic. :)

  22. Wow! The colour of the pie is so beautifully vibrant, looks absolutely delicious :)

  23. Your pie looks picture perfect. Nothing beats a classic blueberry pie.

  24. Yumm, I love blueberry pie. We used to pick fresh huckleberries (blueberries' wild cousin) off the bushes by our summer house and make pie out of them. Totally reminds me of carefree summers :) How I miss the days of worry-free living and not having a job!

  25. That is probably the most perfect looking pie I have ever seen.