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Blueberry Pie

overhead shot of Blueberry Pie in a baking dish
Fresh baked homemade blueberry pie is a classic and comforting dessert full of sweet filling and a melt-in-your-mouth crust baked to bubbling perfection in the oven.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 2 premade pie crust, either from the store or using our homemade pie crust recipe

Frozen Blueberry Filling

  • 5 cups frozen blueberries, do not thaw the berries
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, from the zested lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Egg Wash

  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly spray a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with nonstick spray and set it aside.
  • If you are using a premade pie crust, center the pie crust in the pie plate.

Frozen Blueberry Filling

  • Add the frozen berries to a heavy bottom 4 to 5 quart saucepan.
  • Stir in the cornstarch, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Stir well to coat the frozen berries.
  • Cook the berry mixture on medium to medium-high heat, stirring well until the berries start to “melt” and the sugar starts to dissolve. Cook for 20 minutes or until the filling becomes thick.
  • You need to let the filling cool a bit before pouring it into the pie crust and doing the lattice. The hot filling will melt the buttery pie crust.
  • Pour the pie filling into the pie crust.

Lattice Top

  • Lightly flour the surface you will be using. Roll out the pie crust with a rolling pin to a 10 to 12-inch circle.
  • Using a pizza or a pastry cutter, cut 1-inch wide strips. You will need 10 of the strips, 5 each for the vertical and horizontal strips.
  • Starting at the center of the pie, lay down one of the longest strips and place the shorter strips closer to the edges.
  • Fold the second and fourth strips halfway back. Lay 1 of the longer strips in the center. Unfold the 2 strips.
  • Fold back the first, third, and fifth strips back in the same direction as the second and fourth strips. Lay another strip and unfold strips like the previous strips.
  • Fold the second and fourth strips for the final strip of dough on this side. Unfold the second and fourth strips. Turn the pie around and repeat the previous weave of pie strips.
  • Once the lattice is woven, trim the overhanging dough about a ½ inch all the way around.
  • Roll the edges of the overhang, slightly pinching the dough together as you roll to help seal the lattice and bottom crust.
  • Using your index finger and thumb on one hand and the thumb or index finger of the other hand, begin to crimp the edges for a nice finishing touch.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the large egg and cold water until completely combined.
  • Brush the egg wash onto the edges and all over the lattice top with a pastry brush.
  • Place the pie on a cookie sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup in case the pie bubbles over while baking.
  • Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the top and bottom crust are golden.

Notes

You can make this pie using canned blueberry filling using the following ingredients and directions:
Canned Blueberry Pie Filling Ingredients
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans of blueberry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Canned Pie Filling Instructions
  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the 2 cans of blueberry pie filling into a bowl. 
  • Stir in the lemon juice and the vanilla. Continue stirring until all ingredients are combined. 
  • Spoon the filling into the pie crust.
Proceed with the lattice instructions above. Bake time is the same.
 
  • You need to let the filling cool a bit before pouring it into the pie crust and doing the lattice. The hot filling will melt the buttery pie crust.
  • You can do 12 strips of dough for the top lattice for a smaller, tighter top.
  • You can also garnish the top of the pie with 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar. 
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your pie at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 3gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg