Blueberry pie is a popular and beloved American dessert made with fresh or frozen blueberries and a buttery crust. It is a versatile dessert that can be made with a traditional double crust, a crumble topping, or even a lattice top crust, and it can be served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Blueberry pie is not only delicious, but also nutritious, as blueberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. This classic dessert has a long history in American cuisine and is often associated with the state of Maine, which is known for its abundant blueberry crops
In Ineskohl Kitchen, I will show you how to prepare the blueberry pie in just a few minutes
- 2 pre-made pie crusts (or make your own)
- 6 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Line a 9-inch pie dish with one of the pre-made pie crusts.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice until well combined.
- Pour the blueberry mixture into the pie crust, and dot it with small pieces of butter.(source: Ineskohl.info)
- Use the other pie crust to create a lattice or solid top crust, and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
- Brush the beaten egg over the top crust.
- Bake it for 50 to 60 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown and the filling starts to bubble.
- Let the pie cool on a wire rack for a minimum of 1 hour before slicing and serving.
Here are some tips to help you make a delicious blueberry pie:
- Use fresh blueberries: The flavor and texture of fresh blueberries are superior to frozen ones, so use them if they’re in season.
- Add some acidity: A little bit of lemon juice or vinegar in the filling can help to balance the sweetness of the blueberries.
- Thicken the filling: Blueberries are juicy, so adding cornstarch or flour to the filling can help to thicken it and prevent the pie from being too runny.
- Precook the filling: Precooking the filling on the stovetop for a few minutes can help to thicken it and intensify the flavors.
- Chill the crust: Chill the crust for at least 30 minutes before filling it, which helps to prevent it from shrinking while baking.
- Make a lattice top: A lattice top crust not only looks beautiful but also allows the filling to release steam while baking, which helps to prevent a soggy bottom crust.
- Brush with egg wash: Brushing the top crust with an egg wash before baking gives it a shiny, golden-brown appearance.
- Cool before serving: Allow the pie to cool for at least an hour before slicing and serving, which allows the filling to set and makes it easier to slice.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your blueberry pie turns out delicious and picture-perfect.