Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook.
- 1 (10 inch) unbaked double pie crusts
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh, frozen or drained canned)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over bottom pie crust. Cover with blueberries. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture over blueberries. Sprinkle with lemon juice; dot with butter.
- Place top crust over filling; fold top crust under bottom crust. Flute edge as desired. Brush top pastry with egg yolk. Bake 30 minutes.
This recipe made a lovely pie. I used Splenda as a sweetener and used heaping cups of berries.
The egg yoke wash made the pastry shiny and it browned to a lovely shade. I did increase the flour by l/2 tablespoon and the filling was not at all runny.
I used four cups blueberries adding 3 tablespoons flour and 3/4 cups sugar. Spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Also didn`t use egg wash for the top I just wet it with water and dusted with sugar and cinnamon. The baking time I would change. I did have to extend the time by about 15 minutes. Baking I suggest the first 15 in a 425 degree preheated oven then lower to 350 for 20-30 minutes.
I loved this pie. I did make some changes though. I actually had leftover pie dough from a Kentucky Bourbon Pecan pie, so I found this recipe, since we have lots of frozen blueberries that we'd purchased from the farms and froze during the season.
I doubled the amount of blueberries, putting them in mostly frozen. I also didn't have enough dough for the top, so I just criss-crossed some strips (I've uploaded a picture). I did 1-1/2 tblspns of flour, thinking I should have used cornstarch, but in the end, glad I didn't. I kept the rest of the recipe exactly the same.
I baked the pie for about 10 minutes longer, since the berries were mostly frozen. What came out of the oven was absolutely wonderful. When I served the pie, I spooned some of the syrup over each piece of the pie, so it didn't go to waste. I'll make this pie many more times! Thank you for this recipe.