How to Bake Blueberry Pie


Blueberry pie is certainly a good reason to look forward to late summer, when fresh blueberries are at their peak. In Maine, blueberries are harvested beginning in early August and a large percentage of them go into blueberry pies. Hot, with ice cream or cold with whipped cream, a blueberry pie is a delicious treat. Although you are certainly welcome to make your own pie crust, this recipe is made with a purchased, frozen crust.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Place one pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate patching any small tears. It must be large enough to overlap the edges of the pie plate so that a good seal can be made with the top crust.

Step 3

Remove and stems, unripe or over-ripe blueberries and pour them into the pie crust. Sprinkle them with the lemon juice. Adding more berries will make a thicker pie.

Step 4

Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour in a small dish. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the berries.

Step 5

Break up the pats of butter and place them evenly over the flour mixture. The butter gives the pie a creamy taste and texture.

Step 6

Place the top crust evenly over the berries. Use your fingers to seal the edges of the top crust and the bottom crust and remove excess dough with a sharp knife. Press fork tines into the crust for a decorative edge. Poke at least two holes in the top crust so that the steam can escape while the blueberries cook.

Step 7

Place pie in preheated oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 9-inch pie crusts, thawed
  • 9-inch pie pan
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 6 pats butter, softened

Who Can Help

  • University of Maine Extension: All About Blueberries
Keywords: Maine blueberry pie, blueberries, traditional blueberry pie

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