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Classic Blueberry Pie

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Classic Blueberry Pie
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

If you want to make a homemade pie but would prefer to skip the peeling and pitting needed for other fruit pies, consider the ease and simplicity of making a homemade blueberry pie. For best results, use the freshest possible blueberries, and look for ones that are uniform in size, with a smooth exterior. MORE+ LESS-

October 17, 2018

Ingredients

Pastry

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup shortening
4
to 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling

3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired
6
cups fresh blueberries
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon butter, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and the salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  • 2
    Gather pastry into a ball. Divide in half; shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll one round into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/2 cup flour and the cinnamon. Stir in blueberries. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture over blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over blueberries. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; seal and flute. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours.

  • Have a foil collar or aluminum pastry shields at the ready to prevent over-browning around the top edges of the pastry. You don’t want to under bake the pie or you may have a gummy bottom crust.

Expert Tips

  • Pick up a Betty Crocker pie crust mix to speed up your prep, or better still, a box of refrigerated pie pastry takes most of the elbow grease out of your prep work.
  • Be sure to ease the pastry into the pie plate without stretching it
  • No fresh blueberries around? Sub in 6 cups of frozen blueberries, partially thawed, for a breath of summertime breezes.
  • For a nice defined crimped crust, lay the top pastry over the apple filling and press it firmly against the overhang of the bottom crust. Fold the pastry together and over to build up an even ridge of dough. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to mark evenly spaced sections to twist with your fingers into a decorative edge.
  • For a glazy top crust, brush it with milk or cream and sprinkle on some sparkly sugar, before sliding it into the oven. Cut slits into the top crust or use small cookie cutters to create vents to release steam.
  • Lay a sheet of foil under pie pan or on floor of oven in case of boil overs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
12%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
30g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • As a berry that’s indigenous to North America, and one that’s usually in season in midsummer, it’s no wonder that blueberry pie is the centerpiece of so many Independence Day celebrations. The sturdy berry holds its shape well during baking, and its deep, fruity flavor grows more intensely concentrated when it’s cooked, creating a rich, indigo-blue filling. The natural sweetness of the berries is magnified by a mixture of sugar, lemon, cinnamon and flour to create a blueberry pie filling that is as perfectly sweet as it is completely satisfying. If you want a little more instruction before making your crust, check out Betty’s article on how to make pie crust [https://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/tipslibrary/baking-tips/how-to-make-pie-crust] for all the tips needed to make yours turn out perfectly. Once mastered, this classic blueberry pie is sure to become one of your go-to summer desserts. Looking for more ways to enjoy blueberries? Betty has hundreds more blueberry recipes for you to try.

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