Absolutley perfect!! I doubled the berries, sugar, and cornstarch/water to make it thicker to use as a filling for a cake. Then added the blueberries and it worked amazingly. Its a little sweet with all the sugar. To speed up the liquid process in the begining add a tablespoon of water to the sugar and berries. Tastes wonderful without the spices as well.
To preface, I am a 21 year old man and have very little baking experience. THIS IS THE BEST PIE FILLING IN THE WORLD. I made it for 4th of July at my girlfriend's house. It passed as "absolutely delicious" for A) a 93 year old southern woman who has been cooking her whole life, B) the grandparents, C) the Dad, a blueberry pie lover, D) the Mom, E) me and my girlfriend. To be honest, while I was cleaning up, I stole a little bite of the pre-cooked filing and it gave me goose-bumps because it was THAT good. I've never had a food do that to me...
OH MY GAWD!! This is hands down the absolute BEST blueberry filling I have ever made! Super quick, super easy and perfectly delicious. I am using it in my holiday squares and in my kolackys. I did not have lemon zest on hand, so I substituted 1/4 tsp. of lemon extract. I also doubled the inital blueberry/sugar mix, and added 1 extra TBS. of cornstarch and water. So yummy, I too was licking the spoon. Pastryismybiz...you ROCK!
This was my first pie EVER and it was so easy and delicious..my daughters8&10 really enjoyed the ease and fresh flavor...I've made it twice in one week..EXCELLENT
I had fresh blueberries I was going to make a cobbler from. The pie filling recipe was perfect & very easy! I didn't have the lemon rind but it turned out very good. Thanks for sharing!
Yummy and easy. Not too gloppy, full of blueberries, just the right amount of sugar. Didn't use this in a pie, but made to go with They Won't Know It's Not Cream Cheese Cheesecake and enjoyed it quite a lot. Next time I'd leave out the nutmeg, just my personal preference. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I have not actually put this on my cheesecake I just tasted it and it is so good. I am even thinking I might enter it in the youth fair pie contest. That means I will need to find a great crust recipe.
This is a tasty recipe, BUT I had to add 2 Tablespoons of water to the saucepan, as my sugar started to become really big crystals...it worked out perfectly after that! The flavor is great, but then blueberries are the main ingredient...what's there not to like? One thing I had to do different: I was using frozen blueberries I had recently frozen from fresh ones, so I would add the butter to the hot berries, not the cold (if you are using frozen), as the butter was not melting (had to put the whole thing into microwave to get the butter to melt, after mixing it all together...even with those changes, I still give it 5 stars...thanks Pastryismybiz! You have a winner here!
this is the best pie filling i've ever made! thank you so much for this recipe. i didn't have corn starch, so i had to use flour, but next time i will deffinitley use the corn starch. this is so good i'm licking the spoon as i write this =)
YUMMY! Just like my Grandma makes! I have some deeper pie plates I think, because 4 cups berries was a little on the skimpy side. I think for my pie plates next time I will multiply the recipe by 1.5...and if there is a little extra left over, I might be forced to put it on top of some ice cream while the pie is baking. THANKS FOR SHARING!!