My Favorite Blueberry Pie
Now that summer is in full swing here in Texas, it’s time to break out the summer fruit pies! I’ll be showcasing different pies I make throughout the summer. Luckily, my husband’s office is full of hungry men to eat these goodies instead of just him and me.
I made this blueberry pie last summer for July 4th and figured I’d try it again. Here is the recipe I used; it’s super easy and makes for quick clean up as well.
I started with a Pillsbury Pie Crust which I rolled out and laid in my pie dish. I popped it in the fridge while I got to work on the blueberries.
As I washed the blueberries, I took as many stems off as I could find. These berries were from the local farmers market and seemed to be pretty clean.
While the blueberries were draining I added my flour, sugar and cinnamon.
Then, I added the blueberries to the bowl and juiced one lemon.
I typically squeeze the lemon over my hand to catch any seeds that pop out. The juice drips between my fingers but the seeds stay in my palm. No one likes a lemon seed in their bite of pie!
Fold all ingredients together and pour into chilled pie crust. I topped the blueberry mixture with pads of butter then laid the top pie crust on. I folded the crust and brushed with egg wash.
I made this pie for my husband’s office and thought I’d be creative and try and make a cut out in the pie crust in the shape of their logo. Needless to say, it didn’t work out. Thankfully they care more about taste than appearance but it was fun to try something new! I’m thinking when I make my next pie I’ll try again.
Once the pie was complete, I put it in the fridge for 30ish minutes to chill. The instructions state to bake it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes and then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for another 30-40 minutes. I clearly misread the directions and switched the times around. I did 30 minutes at 425 degrees and 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Oops! The pie didn’t burn but it did come out a little darker than usual. It still tasted great! And you can clearly tell that the logo just looks a hot mess. But, as I said before, taste rules in this blog and the blueberry pie tasted berry, berry good!
What pies do you enjoy making? Any requests for future pie recipes?