Appalachian Food

Blueberry Pie

Easy recipe for blueberry pie
Blueberries are at the top of my favorite things to eat list. This year, my bushes produced more berries than ever before. Last year a late sneaky frost got most of them-the year before was good-the year before that was the killer frost that got everything that was bloomed out in my neck of the woods.

Soon after we had the girls one of Miss Cindy’s friends gave me blueberry bushes-he even came out and helped me plant them. Not long after that Miss Cindy showed me how to make the best blueberry pie I had ever eaten. I call it Miss Cindy’s Blueberry Pie.

Ingredients

  • 2 pie crusts (I buy a box of refrigerated crusts-2 crusts come in a long narrow box-they’re usually near the eggs at the grocery. A decent homemade crust eludes me.)
  • about 3 to 4 cups of blueberries
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • half a stick of butter
  • 1 egg white

Roll out the bottom crust and press it into your pie plate; add the blueberries, sprinkle 2 heaping tablespoons of flour over the blueberries.

Fresh blueberry pie
Sprinkle 1 cup of sugar over blueberries

Cut 1/2 stick of butter into pieces and sprinkle on blueberries

Put the top crust on-and crimp the edges of it together with the bottom crust. I’m sure yours will be as pretty as Granny’s-mine never is. Brush the top with an egg white-and sprinkle sugar on it. With a sharp knife cut lines in the center of the top crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 350 for one hour or till crust is golden brown. I usually put a biscuit pan under mine while it cooks to catch any juice that might drip.

After you take the pie out of the oven-you should let it cool for at least 30 minutes to give the juices time to settle down-we usually cut it as soon as it comes out of the oven-cause sweet drippy juice doesn’t bother us at all.

Miss Cindy’s recipe works great with other fruits-especially apples. It also works with frozen berries. If you make the pie-I hope you like it as much as we do.

Tipper

 

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35 Comments

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    Becky
    August 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    That looks DELICIOUS!
    I can’t wait to make it!!

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    Kim Campbell
    August 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    My favorite would be Raspberry, but this Blueberry one looks mighty good!

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    Anastasia
    August 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Wow! I only wish I could reach out and grab that pie. I love all sorts of berries – especially cranberries and blueberries. Unfortunately, the only berries that grow in Cyprus are strawberries! I hope to find some imported blueberries and make that divine pie of yours. Thanks for the step by step directions.

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    MissFifi
    August 4, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    YUM YUM! That looks divine!
    We went blue berry picking out in PA a few weeks ago and I made the most delicious blueberry scones. Blueberries are so wonderful

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    Janet
    August 4, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    That looks delicious. I love blueberry pies, too. I put quite a few blueberries in the freezer this year, I might make a pie out of some of them.

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    Janice MacDaniels
    August 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    My secret to good homemade piecrust (what am I about to do?…. for I am famous for my piecrust – oh shoot, in the name of neighborly-ness, I’ll share)-
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup of Crisco – yes, Crisco shortening. Cut the shortening into the flour and salt. Fill up a glass with water that has ice in it – a glass of iced water and just a little dribble at a time (keep the ice out of the flour) mix it into the flour mix. Not too much, not too little. When the whole holds together, roll it out to fit your pan and voila! This is a tender dough so be patient and just piece it back together if it breaks apart AND…. do not handle the dough too much. Over handling the dough makes it tough. Good luck!

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    Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Looks delicious!!!!! I’ll be right over …

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    warren
    August 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I love blueberry pie…but I think I like a blueberry + blackberry pie even better. We just mix both types of berries in whatever blend we have and use a typical recipe we have. It’s just a bit different and full of awesome!

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    Tipper
    August 4, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Bradley-I’m glad you all liked the pralines-even if it got you in trouble : )
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    Susie
    August 4, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Girl does that ever look delish! I think a dollop of vanilla ice cream wouldn’t be bad with it either.

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    August 4, 2010 at 1:28 am

    tipper:well there is very few things on this planet i like more than blueberry pie. after seeing your pie i cant think of any.the wild ones are surly better,but the local store is much more handy ,thanks for the blog. k.o.h

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    Vicki Lane
    August 3, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Boy, does that look good!

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    Mamabug
    August 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Tipper, that pie looks so yummy! My blueberry bushes no longer have any berries left. They come on earlier down here in FL. So by the middle of July they are long gone. I think I did stick some back in the freezer! Got to try Miss Cindy’s recipe real soon.

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    Bradley
    August 3, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Tipper,
    This looks good. Remember that praline receipe you had sometime back. I asked my wife if she would let me try to make those things. I had to promise to clean the kitchen and put everything back like it was. She agreed and those things turned out like store bought. Paula Deen would have been proud of me.
    Well there always seem to be a catch. Those things were so good my wife and daughter could not leave them alone. They had been on a diet and they blew it big time! guess who got the blame for that?
    Nex time they go on one of those all day shopping trips I am going to try that blueberry pie. I may have to eat it all before they get back but I’ll figure something out. I think I can make a good one.
    Bradley

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    meemsnyc
    August 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Oooh, this blueberry pie recipes sounds so easy. There must be a trick. hahahahaha I have to try it! This is my favorite kind of fruit pie.

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    betsyfromtennessee
    August 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Your Blueberry Pie sounds and looks YUMMY, Tipper…. I would use Blackberries and do the same thing…. AND—we must have some vanilla ice cream on top!!!!! (Apple would be great also.)
    Thanks.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    Fishing Guy
    August 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Tipper: Looks great, I hope you saved me a slice. Do you make Blackberry pie.

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    Miss Cindy
    August 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Wish I was there!!! The pie looks wonderful and the crust is beautiful!
    Homemade pie is one of the fine thing in life!

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D.
    August 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Hey Tipper: I done sent this receipt to Afganastan – just to make my brother’s mouth water! Your receipe is a lot like my sister’s! She is an awesome pastery maker. So now I will get the blueberries ready and get on with the baking! Thanks for a wonderful receipe!
    Eva Nell

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    Pat in east TN
    August 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Your pie is absolutely beautiful and looks SO delicious … wish you were close enough to share! :o)
    Our blueberries are over with for the year, but I have 14 1 gallon bags in the freezer and we ate plenty of fresh ones too. This is my husband’s favorite and he eats some each every morning. This was a bumper crop for us this year too.

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    petra michelle
    August 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

    How thoughtful to name that most scrumptious blueberry pie for Miss Cindy, Tipper! She must be tickled pink and your readers sated by such a luscious treat!
    p.s. blueberry is my favorite too! Thank you for the recipe. When I get the time to make it, I’ll let you know! :))

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    Ken
    August 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Tipper,
    Your stuff always looks so good.
    Now, thanks to you and your mother-in-law, I got to go back to the store, again. Before the day is over I’ll have a blueberry
    pie. Thanks…..Ken

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    PointlessPicks
    August 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Wild blueberries are sweeter and have more flavor than domestic blueberries if you can get them. They are much smaller too, so you have to pick more! I was recently on vacation up in the UP of Michigan picking many wild blueberries along an old abandoned railroad track with my friends. There were small bushes everywhere along the train tracks in the sandy soil.

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    Jason Burns
    August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Looks like a great pie! I’d ask you to mail me a piece if I thought it would make it. Unfortunately, I am not as adept in the baking dept.

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    kat
    August 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Like easy recipes. This sounds delicious, wish I had a piece of it with a good cup of coffee.

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    sandra
    August 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I am now drooling on my keyboard. I just came from the grocery store, went to get one item, lebanon balonga for my yankee hubby, the only store in town that has it. on the way out of the deli the bakery had fresh blueberry cobblers sitting there. i picked one up and forced me to put it down and actually walked out of the store with the one item i went to get. NOW i wish i had bought it. mother used to make what she called apple or berry crisps and it was like this but no crust. YUMM

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    cannedquilter
    August 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

    That Blueberry pie looks delicious! Unfortunately I don’t have any blueberry bushes but may have to get some : )

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    Rick
    August 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I honestly have to say that I am not a big fan of blueberries but my wife is Like you tipper it is right up there on her list of favorites.
    I will say that pie does look good though.
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    twosquaremeals
    August 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    My Grandma had the most amazing blueberry bushes at her house. Even now that she is gone, picking them is an annual tradition with my boys. My favorite blueberry recipe is my Grandma’s blueberry batter pie. It is sort of like a dump cake, and nothing is better than a bowl of it warm with vanilla ice cream. I posted the recipe here:
    http://twosquaremeals.blogspot.com/2010/04/these-arent-your-grandmas-blueberries.html

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    Just Jackie
    August 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I have got to find some berries. I think Casper would LOVE that pie. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one that has a problem with a good pie crust. 🙂

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    August 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

    People like you are why I’m fat!! But I’ll try it anyway! Thanks.

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    Wanda
    August 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

    That pie looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

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    My Carolina Kitchen
    August 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Sounds yummy Tipper and so easy too. I love to cook, but I’m not much of a baker. Looks like Miss Cindy’s recipe would be perfect for me.
    Sam

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    Rachelle
    August 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Looks delicious Tipper!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

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    elithea
    August 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

    i’m gonna make this! even though i have to buy the blueberries,

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