Appalachian Food

The Easiest Blueberry Pie

Easy blueberry pie

Mary Jo is my great aunt. She was Pap’s mother, Marie’s, sister. Mary Jo was one of the younger siblings and Marie was one of the oldest. That family logistic meant that Mary Jo was more Pap’s age than his mother’s.

Mary Jo used to hold the Elliott family reunion at her house every summer and one year she taught Granny to make a delicious apple pie that was quick and easy to make-go here to see the apple pie recipe.

The other day Miss Cindy brought me a bunch of blueberries.

Blueberries are my favorite fruit and let me tell you I can put them away-eating them by the handfuls throughout the day. But the amount Miss Cindy brought was unrealistic for even me to eat before they went bad. I was trying to think of a something to make with a few of them when I thought of Mary Jo’s Apple Pie. My next thought was why couldn’t I replace the apples with blueberries? I did and the pie was very good.

Blueberry pie -the easiest recipe

 

Tipper’s Blueberry Pie

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon of plain flour (all purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 unbaked pie shell

Place blueberries in a small sauce pot with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 5 minutes with lid on, checking to make sure they don’t scorch.

Pour cooked blueberries and liquid into an unbaked pie shell.

Melt butter, remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon plain flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a slightly beaten egg.

Pour mixture over blueberries. Bake in a 350 oven for 35 minutes.

Print Tipper’s Blueberry Pie (right click to open link and print recipe)

Best recipe for blueberry pie

See my pretty pie server in the photo above? Its the Rada Pie Server.  This is what Rada says about it:

“This stainless steel pie server is designed with a wide, serrated edge that makes it ideal for cutting and serving delectable desserts. Pies, round cakes, and other desserts are a snap to handle with this cutter pie server. The serrated pie server is also a must for serving pizza and quiches.”

Rada was nice enough to send me a pie server to try out. The Deer Hunter and I have been married for over 20 years and this is the first pie server I’ve ever had. I guess I waited all those years to start with the best because the Rada Pie Server is better than any of the ones Granny ever had when I was growing up or the ones I’ve used at potluck dinners over the years.

Jump over to the Rada site and look around. You can order directly from them-and if your kids or grand-kids are looking for a fundraiser for school events they can help you out with that too!

Tipper

 

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68 Comments

  • Reply
    Bobbie
    August 27, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Apple pie warm with a small slice of cheddar cheese slightly melting on top…that or a peanut butter meringue pie are my favorites…or any meringue pie will do!

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      Joyce P. Phillips
      August 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      This is such a delightful post. I never know whether I’ll hear a song, find a recipe, or read a delightful story. I am thankful to have found it.

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    David Templeton
    August 26, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    My guess is that high on God’s list of His favorite creations is blackberries and blueberries. Oh, His creation is full of endless wonder, but when God sits down and kicks His feet up on a stool, to relax a spell, I bet He has a bowl of ice cream and these wonderful berries cupped in His hands.

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    L. bryant
    August 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    We are fortunate to have blueberry bushes that have given us abundant berries over the years. I have used them in so many recipes and still enjoy just eating them fresh from picking.
    Thanks for the chance to win the pie server.

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    Marilyn Lambert
    August 26, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I love reading your stories. I live in Western North Carolina mountains and I ca relate to the stories. It would be nice to win the pie server.
    Marilyn Lambert

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    Margaret Johnson
    August 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve never really owned a fancy Pie Server, but it might come in handy for Granny’s No Bake Cheese Cake. Not pie, but a darn good Cheese Cake. Love it!

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    Alica
    August 25, 2016 at 11:44 am

    This would work great with my peanut butter pie, I’m sure! 🙂

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    PAT DAVIS
    August 25, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Tipper I love The Blind Pig and the Acorn. The blueberry pie looks delicious and even though I don’t make very many pies I will try and make this pie. I love Rada utensils. I have the small paring knife and have given sets of Rada knives to my friends and family as Christmas gifts. I would love to have a Rada pie server.

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    Barb Wright
    August 25, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I make more blueberry pies than any other kind. That is my oldest son’s favorite..he always wants it instead of cake on his birthday! We have 6 blueberry bushes that produce well. Your pie looks yummy! My dad always said he had two favorite kinds of pie…warm or cold!

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    Wendy Bouvier
    August 25, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I don’t eat blueberries raw typically, but I love them in pancakes and muffins. I’ve got to try this pie. It looks great!

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    Vanessa Elhenicky
    August 24, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’d love to try a Rada server, my Pampered Chef handle snapped. We just got our blueberry bushes in & the only pie filling I could can this year was Green Tomato Pie. You use what you have!

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    Judith
    August 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    i love this! looks delicious

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    Brenda Schlosser
    August 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    This pie looks delicious! I will be baking this beauty by the weekend. I’m thinking about making the apple pie also. That pie server looks like a very good one. I could really use a new one because mine has disappeared.

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    Beth Durham
    August 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    On my side of Appalachia (The Cumberland Plateau) blueberries aren’t easy to cultivate… Or maybe my green thumb just never lent itself to them. However, my Grandpa told of blueberry bushes growing wild during his early adulthood so large he could sit on a lard stand and rake them off in a bucket. I love blueberries too and thanks to the supermarket I’ll look forward to trying your recipe. Would love to serve our with that wonderful server!

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    Janet Ernst
    August 23, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    We love blueberries and getting a new kitchen stove today. We have been thinking of what will be the first thing to bake in that oven, and thanks to you Tipper, we have it.
    Have some knives from Rada, actually have had my paring knives for almost 50 years. Great giveaway, and one that I would like to win. Thank you for the chance.

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    Tom
    August 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    We were just given a bunch of blueberries too! Will make a few of your blueberry pies so they don’t go bad on us. Thanks for sharing Tipper! The pie looks delicious!!

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    Dolly
    August 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love your blog found you through Paul Nelson. Yum blueberry pie love it and your recipe makes me want one like right now. That is a nice pie cutter. Please enter me as well and thank you for posting such interesting and heartwarming posts.

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    Richard Beauchamp
    August 23, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Good Morning Tipper ! The pie looks delicious, I love pie of any kind but seldom have it because I am diabetic. I am a widower living alone and do not spend a great deal of time in the kitchen in summer. I don’t mind cooking when I have the time. Please enter me in the give away for the pit server. I hope you, Mat and the Girls are all doing well.

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    lynn legge
    August 23, 2016 at 1:03 am

    tipper the pie looks delicious…thank you sooo much for sharing your stories and recipes.
    congrats on the years with deerhunter….you are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family..and I love reading everything you do…may the Good Lord bless and keep you all
    big ladybug hugs
    lynn

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    Ed Ammons
    August 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    My comment lost its way again. Anywhoo, I got me some blueberries and made a pie by our recipe. I am going to let chill in the fridge overnight.

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    Joan Jones
    August 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Your desserts sure are yummy Tipper and those scalloped edges on that pie server are surely made to serve up a nice slice of pie ! Can’t wait to try your blueberry pie recipe.
    Joan

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    Jeanne
    August 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    My father’s favorite pie was blueberry and we picked wild berries in Northen Wisconsin. My Grandmother who was born in Kentucky and transplanted to WI when a young girl picked every wild berry she could find, and she picked faster, longer and cleaner than any of her children or grandchildren. After picking blueberries with her and my father on a trip North with my young children and small dog, Sugar, my mother made us all a beautiful blueberry pie. The pie sat on the kitchen table cooling while we were outside enjoying time down by the lake. Sugar, who was the sweetest dog and never touched anything in my home proceeded to jump to a chair and onto the kitchen table and ate the center out of the pie. Now my father, who was not a lover of dogs and especially dogs in the house, was very annoyed with both me and my dog for quite a few days. Gone was his favorite wild blueberry pie. He did however get over his snit and he did get another pie.

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    Pam Danner
    August 22, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    When my daughter and her family were visiting us from Florida last month one of the things we did was go pick blueberries. We had so many and they were so good! I made Blueberry Buckle, Blueberry Pancakes, homemade blueberry syrup and blueberry pie. Your pie looks delicious and I love easy! Thank you for sharing your recipe! I’m going to snag that apple pie recipe too! Thanks for the chance to win that nice pie server!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    Patti Tappel
    August 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Your pie looks beautiful. I will just take your word for it, as I’m not a blueberry fan. However I would be a fan of winning that neat pie server. I’ve been married 46 years and still don’t have a pie server, let alone a Rada one!

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    Mike Wells
    August 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love blueberries!!! This pie sounds and looks delicious. I must try.

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    Mary L. Briggs
    August 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Sounds like an easy pie to make. Thanks for the recipe, Tipper!

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    Tipper
    August 22, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Ron-thank you for the comments! I plan to try the recipe with other fruit-I’ll let you know how it turns out : )

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    Sue Crane
    August 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    The server is very nice but I think I’d rather have the pie! 🙂

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    Shelia
    August 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I made a blueberry pie last week and getting it out of the pan was messy!! This pie server should take care of that problem!
    Shelia

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    Christian Henshaw
    August 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    That is one gorgeous pie!

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    Drew
    August 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    My favorite pie that my Mamaw made was a blueberry! Thanks for posting this recipe, can’t wait to try it out.
    Drew

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    Sherry
    August 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Will try this pie before the day is over! I would love the pie server!

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    Quinn
    August 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I’m like you, Tipper – blueberries by the handful! I very occasionally make a blueberry cake but I don’t believe I’ve ever in my life had enough blueberries on hand to make a pie, so I admire your self-control 🙂

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    Ken
    August 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Tipper,
    I didn’t even have to call Donna Lynn and I heard Chitter and Chatter singing “River of Jordan”, and then I got to hear “Shepherd of My Soul” by Paul and Pap. Those are my favorite songs…Ken

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    Marge Borchert
    August 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Tipper— I can’t seem to get my fill of berries this summer! I have been enjoying blueberries on Polish cheese cake! Thank you for the simple pie recipe. I am eager to try it. I haven’t been real handy baking pies, but maybe your recipe will be the answer to my prayers! Take care!
    Marge Borchert

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    Larry P.
    August 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    My wife is the greatest pie maker of all time. I am the greatest pie eater. I would love to gift her this pie server. Sign me up!

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    Larry P.
    August 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    My wife is the greatest pie maker of all time. I am the greatest pie eater. I would love to gift her this pie server. Sign me up!

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    Larry P.
    August 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    My wife is the greatest pie maker of all time. I am the greatest pie eater. I would love to gift her this pie server. Sign me up!

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    Larry P.
    August 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    My wife is the greatest pie maker of all time. I am the greatest pie eater. I would love to gift her this pie server. Sign me up!

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    Tamela
    August 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I love blueberries but in our limestone and caliche soil I have to create special acid beds for blueberries, camelias, gardenias, and such. Even though I toss coffee grounds and tea bags there as well as use acidifying fertilizer, my plants are only barely there – my husband thinks I should put them out of their misery. But I keep thinking that since I’ve isolated the bed from the surrounding limestone, I’ll get the soil built up enough to eventually be able to enjoy eating my own fresh blueberries, admiring my own camelias, and smelling my own gardenias.
    Sign me up for a chance at the pie server. As of tomorrow I will have spent 47 years wedging out pieces of pie for my husband with a dinner fork. – and I’m not too old to change! 😉

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    Cheryl
    August 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Going to try this one for sure! Love your blog-thank you!

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    Charles Ronald Perry, Sr.
    August 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Giveaway ends Friday August 26
    I would love to have the knife. I love blackberry pie and have never really had an opportunity to eat blueberry pie, although I must admit it really looks good.

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    Ken
    August 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Tipper,
    I’ve never had a Pie Server, usually got my pieces of pie out with a Case Knife. Your pie don’t have a top layer, but it looks good. Blackberries are my favorite berry, but one of my friend’s wife sent me a quart zip lock of frozen blueberries and I’ll probably fix a pie out of those.
    I got to go over to the Cross Farms and see about canning tomatoes for some friends. ..Ken

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    Jackie
    August 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

    For Ron: Blueberries require a lot of water to do well. They also do best in a slightly acidic soil. I installed sprinklers in mine to keep them well watered.

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    Zelma
    August 22, 2016 at 11:04 am

    This looks like a fast, easy pie to make, and would probably be compatible with other fruits. My mother used to make the best pies, and unfortunately, I did not inherit her knack. I think even I could succeed with this one!

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    Gary Powell
    August 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I will have to print this recipe for my wife to try. We love blueberries.

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    Sandy
    August 22, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a nice pie server. I have never made blueberry pie but that may change after reading the recipe. It looks like it should be really good

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    PinnacleCreek
    August 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

    My favorite pie. I would love to have a first class pie server. Rada has great products, and I usually actually have ordered extra little add on Christmas gifts from there.

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    milner w smith
    August 22, 2016 at 10:04 am

    mmmmm good ! i do like to adapt recipes to what i have on hand.

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    b. Ruth
    August 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Tipper,
    I am going to hang your recipe in a moisture proof baggie on my blueberry bushes!
    Why!
    Because I am absolutely positive that the Mocking birds, Thrashers, Catbirds and other berry loving birds have an excess left over of our blueberries. I know they would love to make a pie for the 4 and 20 blackbirds and this pie IS fit for a king!
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…I miss your nursery rhyme posts, can you tell?

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    June Jolley
    August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

    My blueberries are early varieties; we begin picking them in June. I will have to pull some out of the freezer and try your recipe. I have a lot of Rada knives and love them. I received one for a wedding present 35 years ago and still use it.

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    Ron Stephens
    August 22, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Wonder if this would work equally well with blackberry, cherry or strawberry? I like pie more than cake most of the time.
    I have about 10 blueberry bushes but this was not a good year – too droughty. They dried up onthe bushes and when we finally didget some rain it beat them all off at once.

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    SherriandBill Bennett
    August 22, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I have used and gifted Rada for years

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    Rachel Wilson
    August 22, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Thanks for sharing, Tipper! I’m glad you experimented with the fruit, and that the results were so tasty ( : I now have two blueberry pies on my list to try!

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    Mike McLain
    August 22, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I was able to attend a week-long woodturning class at John C. Campbell Folk School a couple of weeks ago. I got to meet and chat with Tipper and Chatter for a few minutes, but also got to pick blueberries right off the bush on my way to and from the dining hall. My favorite berries are blackberries, but blueberries are a close second.

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    anita griffith
    August 22, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I love blueberries and enjoy picking the wild ones.I have picked them at the red river gorge,cumberland falls,and the big south fork national recreation area. None made it home to make cobbler or pie.
    lg

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    Wanda Devers
    August 22, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Your pie looks yummy! I’d love to have the pie server.

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    dolores
    August 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Your pictures have improved over the years and I am thankful that I get to see them. This pie picture has whetted my appetite for a blueberry pie. I have not made one of them for many years and I really enjoy them. Now I will have to follow your directions and make one; I must find some blueberries at a roadside stand as they would be the freshest and hopefully look as beautiful as the ones in your photographs. The pie server is quite nice; mine is plain and I have had it for over forty-five years. What I like about the server is that you don’t seem to need a knife, it is one utensil.

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    Gina Price
    August 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Yum yum, can’t wait to try this pie!! Love your blog, Tipper.

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    Sheryl Paul
    August 22, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I love Blueberry pie, but most recipes call for 4-6 cups. This looks like a full crust with only 2. Giving it a try today. Still have some of those organic blueberries in the freezer.

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    Gayle Larson
    August 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

    will try this pie recipe. It seems too easy to be true,

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    Lisa Snuggs
    August 22, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Your pie is beautiful! I love Rada products and was fortunate to purchase a salesman’s sample kit at an estate auction. It had lots of knives and a small spatula, but no pie server. Looks like another fine utensil.

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    August 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Tipper- Darn!! I just made a blueberry pie on Sat.. My recipe takes a lot longer to make. I will definetly try this recipe. There are only two of us at home so this looks great for us. We love wild blueberries as well. Your pie server looks ideal. So m any of the ones you can buy seem to fall short of label advertising. Maybe I will get one someday. I will check out ordering one. Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada.Loved ‘Kentucky’ on yesterday’s blog. Blessings- Bob and Inez

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    August 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Tipper- Darn!! I just made a blueberry pie on Sat.. My recipe takes a lot longer to make. I will definetly try this recipe. There are only two of us at home so this looks great for us. We love wild blueberries as well. Your pie server looks ideal. So m any of the ones you can buy seem to fall short of label advertising. Maybe I will get one someday. I will check out ordering one. Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada.Loved ‘Kentucky’ on yesterday’s blog. Blessings- Bob and Inez

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    August 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Tipper- Darn!! I just made a blueberry pie on Sat.. My recipe takes a lot longer to make. I will definetly try this recipe. There are only two of us at home so this looks great for us. We love wild blueberries as well. Your pie server looks ideal. So m any of the ones you can buy seem to fall short of label advertising. Maybe I will get one someday. I will check out ordering one. Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada.Loved ‘Kentucky’ on yesterday’s blog. Blessings- Bob and Inez

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    August 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Tipper- Darn!! I just made a blueberry pie on Sat.. My recipe takes a lot longer to make. I will definetly try this recipe. There are only two of us at home so this looks great for us. We love wild blueberries as well. Your pie server looks ideal. So m any of the ones you can buy seem to fall short of label advertising. Maybe I will get one someday. I will check out ordering one. Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada.Loved ‘Kentucky’ on yesterday’s blog. Blessings- Bob and Inez

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    Miss Cindy
    August 22, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I got a piece of that pie the other day when I came by to see the girls. Your correct, it was very good. We don’t get blueberries very often so we have to make the very best of them when we do and this pie certainly fit in that category.

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    Rhonda Wakeland Triplet
    August 22, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Your pie look’s beautiful! I will have to give this recipe a try.

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