Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blueberry Pie


Blueberry Pie is my second favorite pie after Apple Pie,  or they might just be equal.  With all the blueberries around and the ones growing in my garden i just decided to make a pie. This recipe is a keeper.

If you follow all the steps to refrigerate the pie crust, it truly makes the perfect, flaky pie crust.  Allowing the dough to rest helps relax any gluten that forms when you handle the dough. It also keeps the butter cold, which results in a flakier crust. But if you are in a rush the pie will still be good, the crust will just not be perfect.

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Blueberry Pie

Yield: One 9 inch pie

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

2 pie crusts
4 cups (2 pints) blueberries
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, strained
¾ cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg, whisked for the egg wash

Directions:

Make the pie crust. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, divide in half, flatten each half into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Remove one disk of the dough from the refrigerator and roll between lightly floured pieces of parchment paper until 1/8 inch thick. Place in a lightly greased 9 inch pie pan and gently press into the corners and sides of the pan with your fingers. Trim off excess dough, leaving a 1/2 inch overhang. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to three hours.

Place the blueberries in a large bowl, sprinkle with the lemon juice and toss to coat evenly. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, salt and cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the berries and toss to distribute evenly. Immediately transfer to the dough-lined pan.

Remove the second disk of dough from the refrigerator and roll between lightly floured pieces of parchment paper until 1/8 inch thick (it should be slightly larger than the diameter of the pie). Using a straight edge, slice the dough into 1 inch strips. Place strips over pie in a lattice pattern. Cut off lattice excess so that it is even with the edge of the pan. Fold over overhang from the bottom, to form a neat edge. Crimp edges with a fork, or your fingers. Lightly brush lattice and crust with egg wash. To help relax the pastry and help the pie hold its shape, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before baking.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake pie for 50-60 minutes, until the juices in the center of the pie bubble thickly. If the crust begins to over-brown, wrap the pie in foil. Let pie cool on a rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Serve at room temperature or rewarm in a 350°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes just before serving.

Serve with some vanilla ice cream.

Note: If fresh blueberries are unavailable, use frozen blueberries (without thawing them first) and increase the baking time by 10 to 15 minutes.

Adapted from: Brown Eyed Baker

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13 Responses to “Blueberry Pie”

  1. 1

    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 12, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    mmmmmmmm, perfect pie crust is totally worth the wait!

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    Katherine Martinelli — August 12, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Another gorgeous pie Ewa!!! I love summer berries and this is a great use for them!

  3. 3

    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — August 13, 2012 @ 4:07 am

    This pie looks delicious! Yum!

  4. 4

    Marina@Picnic at Marina — August 13, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Looks fantastic! Blueberry pie is my favorite, I also like it mixed with lingonberries… mmm… :)

  5. 5

    Anita@Hungry Couple — August 14, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    That pie looks fantastic. Mr. Hungry Couple is particularly fond of blueberries so he would love this!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — August 15, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    This post totally brightened my day. I am crazy about blueberries but haven’t made a pie with them yet. This looks gorgeous and I need to try making crust from scratch one day for this special recipe!

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    JohannaK — August 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    I used to help my mother pick wild blueberries as a child. It took for ever. She froze most of it for winter treats. Your pie reminds me of her blueberry pie.

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    Ania — July 18, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    Looks wonderful :) How much brown sugar do I need to add (is that 3/4 cup?) ?

    • Delishhh replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:02 am

      Ania – Sorry for the late reply yes it should be 3/4 cup. Thank you for noticing i will make that correction.

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    Ania — July 23, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Thank you! I kind of guessed that – and the pie was delicious! Love this recipe!
    Greetings from Poland :)

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