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Classic Blueberry Pie

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8
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Our Classic Blueberry Pie is a great way to celebrate summer. Plus, it’s a from-scratch recipe that’s easier than you might think—unlike other fruit pie recipes, a blueberry pie doesn’t require any fussy peeling or pitting, but it’s still just as delicious!

When choosing your blueberries, look for a pint of berries that are uniform in size and have smooth exteriors. If you can't find fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries will work just as well in this recipe. Another tip? Eliminate some elbow grease and prep time with a Betty Crocker™ Pie Crust Mix. Lastly, and most importantly, after baking this Classic Blueberry Pie, don’t forget to save a slice or two for yourself!

Updated Aug 11, 2023
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  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons cold water


  • 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
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Be sure to ease the pastry into the pie tin, taking care not to stretch it, or it will shrink when baked.
  • tip 2
    Place a sheet of foil on the lower oven rack below the pie pan in case it bubbles over.
  • tip 3
    Have a foil collar or aluminum pastry shield at the ready to prevent over-browning around the top edges of the pastry. You don’t want to underbake this blueberry pie, or you may have a gummy bottom crust.
  • tip 4
    No fresh blueberries on hand? No worries! Sub in 6 cups of frozen blueberries, partially thawed.
  • tip 5
    Want to make your pie stand out from the crowd? Create a glazy blueberry pie crust by brushing it with milk or cream and sprinkling on some sparkly sugar before sliding it into the oven. You can also use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the top crust before placing it on the filling or use a small paring knife to cut slits and create vents to release steam.
  • tip 6
    For a nice, defined crimped crust, lay the top pastry over the blueberry pie 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 that you can twist with your fingers into a decorative edge.


440 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 65g Total Carbohydrate, 30g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
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
*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 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 pie recipes for you to try.
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