This classic Blueberry Pie recipe can be made with a lattice, a double crust, or a crumble topping. Use fresh or frozen blueberries to have this easy classic pie recipe all year long.
I may not be a huge blueberry fan, but I do love blueberry pie. This classic pie recipe is perfect all year long: serve it in summer after blueberry picking or use frozen berries to serve it for Thanksgiving dessert. A classic fruit pie recipe is something everyone needs in their recipe box, and this one is a keeper.
I’ve made lots of berry pies over the years (blackberry and berry crumble, and even a crumble blueberry) and I’ve finally come up with the BEST fruit pie filling recipe. This filling recipe is easy, just has a few ingredients, and can be used for any fruit or berry pie. It produces the perfect texture and won’t be too runny!
Blueberry Pie is such a classic recipe and this method will net the perfect pie every time, no matter what you top it with!
That’s right: you can top this blueberry pie with ANY topping:
- Make a lattice top crust, as shown.
- Make a double batch of my all butter pie crust and bake it as a double crust.
- Use my crumble topping recipe to make a blueberry crumble pie!
No matter how you top this pie, using my fruit filling recipe will produce a perfect pie.
You can make this pie filling with fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries, or even canned.
No matter what time of year you’re making blueberry pie, you have options.
- Use fresh berries: just wash and make sure to pick out any stems.
- Use frozen berries: thaw and drain really well. You don’t want any extra liquid in your pie filling.
- Use canned berries: in a pinch, buy a few cans of berries (not pie filling). Drain them well before using.
What’s my secret to the best blueberry pie?
I have found that cornstarch makes the best fruit pie filling. I’ve tried flour but I find it never solidifies enough, leaving a very wet pie and raw crust.
Besides cornstarch, I use granulated sugar (be sure not to use too much of it – extra sugar produces more liquid in the pie) and add some lemon juice for brightness. Plus, lemon and blueberry go really well together.
That’s it: only 4 ingredients to make an easy blueberry pie filling!
Once you have your filling, just decide on how to top your pie: lattice, double crust, or streusel. How will you top your blueberry pie?
- 1 recipe All Butter Pie Crust
- 5 cups fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place one pie crust in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and crimp as desired.
- Carefully stir together blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Pour into prepared pie plate.
- Top the pie by making a lattice (see note) or a double crust pie. If using a double crust pie, be sure to cut holes in the top to vent during baking.
- Top the pie with a crumble topping.
- Place a pie shield around the edge of the pie and place the pie on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 425° then lower the temperature to 350°F and bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until crust is baked through and golden.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Published on: October 11, 2018