Monday, July 26, 2010

Double-Good Blueberry Pie

My dad's blueberry bushes have been producing so well this year! He is enjoying picking berries every day and sharing them with others. This weekend I made a favorite old blueberry pie recipe. I had forgotten how delicious it was -- definitely my favorite blueberry pie because one can really taste the fresh blueberries in it.


1 baked 9-inch pie shell
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tblsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1 quart fresh blueberries, divided use
1 Tblsp. butter
1 Tblsp. lemon juice
Whipped topping or whipped cream

Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan. Gradually add the water and stir in2 cups of the blueberries. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until mixture is thickened and clear. Remove from the heat and stir in butter and lemon juice. Allow mixture to cool.

When mixture has cooled, stir in the remaining 2 cups of raw fresh blueberries. Pour mixture into pie shell and spread evenly to fill shell. Chill the pie for several hours before serving. Top entire pie or each individual serving with whipped cream or whipped topping.


  1. This is the recipe that Mrs. Rudolph used to make with fresh wild Nova Scotia blueberries. It is soooooo yummy. I agree it is the best blueberry pie ever, but can only be made in season else you'd go broke getting that many berries and it just isn't good with the frozen ones. I will be so happy when our bushes start producing. We miss the berries in Ascutney, but our little bushes are growing and in no time we'll be getting some berries again.

    Hope you have a great day!

  2. So true, Mrs. D -- I should have emphasized that this pie must be made with FRESH blueberries only. Do not make this with frozen blueberries; you will be disappointed. And yes, make it in season because with the quart of blueberries required, you would spend a mint to buy them.

    Having said all that, this is, as you noted, a truly delicious pie. A neighbor lady used to make this recipe in years gone by, and I always far preferred it to traditional blueberry pie. Hope some of my readers will try the recipe!


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