Classic fresh blueberry pie recipe…
Over the weekend I took my boys blueberry picking at a Southern Hill Farms which is close-by our new home. It was such a nice afternoon! The kids enjoyed seeing how the fruit grows and where their food actually comes from. We ended up picking about five pounds of fresh blueberries. Amazing!
While we were carrying around our buckets of blueberries my mind was racing with all of the things I could bake with the berries. I felt like Forrest Gump when he’s listing all of the things he could make with shrimp ha! I made blueberry muffins as soon as we came home…which disappeared in the blink of an eye. This was truly Farm to Table eating!
Then, I decided to make a fresh blueberry pie with some of the berries taking over my kitchen. The smell of fresh blueberries wafting through the air as the pie baked in the oven was pure heaven. The pie was absolutely delicious.
Ready to whip up some classic fresh blueberry pie for an unforgettable dessert? Here’s what you’ll need:
Blueberry Pie Recipe
– 4 cups fresh blueberries (washed and dried!)
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup all purpose flour
– 1/4 cup lemon juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
– 2 tbsp cornstarch
– 1 pie crust (click here for homemade pie crust recipe)
– 1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon half and half (milk or cream will work just fine, too)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl mix together blueberries, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
Next, line pie plate with pie crust. Trim off any excess dough from the edges of the pie plate.
Spoon the blueberry mix into the pie crust. Be sure fully scrape the bowl to include any and all of the juice and delicious goodness remaining inside of the bowl.
Next, lay the second pie crust on top, and cut off any excess from the edges of the pie.
Using a fork, carefully press the edges of the two homemade pie crusts together all the way around the circumference of the pie.
Brush the egg wash over the open of the crust, and cut slits for steam to vent during baking.
Pop this baby into the oven and bake for 45 minutes. The crust will be beautifully browned and the inside will be bubbling hot. Allow the pie to cool before serving!