blueberry pie

Pie, oh sweet pie! It can be quite an elusive dessert if you’re easily intimidated by crust, but man are the possibilities endless. Chocolate cream, lemon meringue, peach, pecan, blueberry, strawberry… I’ve gotta stop, or I’ll start drooling and/or instantly begin gaining weight just thinking about them. Now, I haven’t always been a big pie fan, apart from the traditional pumpkin and pecan during the holidays. My mom (Hi, Mom!) wasn’t a big pie maker. She can flat-out make a coconut cake, but for whatever reason, we never thought to have pie for dessert. Feel sorry for my pie-less childhood, but trust me when I say there was no shortage of calories where I was concerned.

Fast forward twenty(ish) years, and since my pie-knowledge was lacking, I have literally begged my friends to teach me how to make some of the most delicious pies. I kid you not. Over the years, I have shamelessly invited friends over and asked them to teach me how to make (enter name of food item here). In fact, some of my favorite recipes come from the kitchens of my friends. This can lead me down a whole rabbit trail of why I think it’s essential to have solid and real friendships, but I’ll save that for another day. blueberry pie ingredients

My sweet friend Christy, who I actually met on a friend “blind date” when we first moved to the area. (Strangely enough, this was not the only time friends have “set me up” to meet other friends; what are people trying to tell me?)  Either way, Christy lives in a beautiful historic town about 45 minutes away where there are fabulous blueberry farms, and in our earlier days of motherhood, we made that drive quite a bit to visit one another. During one of those visits, she shared this incredible blueberry pie recipe with me. And I’ll also add that this recipe was actually given to her from another friend, Melia, whose gentle spirit and soft voice classifies her as possibly one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Isn’t it wonderful how women can pour into one another through the simple act of baking? As ingredients come together to form something delicious, so our time together deepens our relationships and makes for memorable moments of laughter and joy shared (all while kids are running around screaming). True story.

unbaked crust

So without further ado, here is the friendship-building recipe that I’ve been using for quite a few years, and if you aren’t a big fan of blueberries, you can use strawberries or peaches that are fresh or frozen. So, it’s definitely versatile! Use a homemade or store bought pie crust; it’s delicious either way. Think about what sweet friend you can share this recipe with, or maybe you’ll luck out, and they will make it for you. Enjoy!

 

blueberry pie

blueberry pie
Fresh Blueberry Pie (or peach or strawberry!)
Yum
Print Recipe
A simple and delicious pie that is a cinch to make and is a crowd pleaser!
Servings Prep Time
8-10 20
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
8-10 20
Cook Time
20
blueberry pie
Fresh Blueberry Pie (or peach or strawberry!)
Yum
Print Recipe
A simple and delicious pie that is a cinch to make and is a crowd pleaser!
Servings Prep Time
8-10 20
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
8-10 20
Cook Time
20
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. If using frozen fruit, simply rinse off any ice crystals. Mix 2 cups blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, salt and water in a small saucepan. Cook mixture on med-high until very thick. The color will change from pink to dark purple. Stir constantly when it starts to thicken.
    berries in pot
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and butter. Let cool about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the blueberries. Pour into cooked and cooled pie shell.
  4. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream, or splurge and have it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Stay Up-To-Date On What's Happening in the Garten!

Join our mailing list to receive a FREE Kitchen Garden Planner as well as the latest tips, recipes, and updates from The Kitchen Garten.

Your planner is on the way!

Pin It on Pinterest