Fresh & Flaky Blueberry Pie

"When it comes to preparing fresh fruit, the simpler the better. This pie is an anticipated summer treat every year. Prep time does not include making pie crust."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 9inch pie




  • Line bottom of 9" pie plate with crust.
  • Pour blueberries in mixing bowl and sprinkle with almond extract and lemon juice, mix gently.
  • Add sugar, flour and salt and stir to coat blueberries; pour into pie plate and dot with butter.
  • Place top crust, seal and vent; cover edges with narrow piece of foil.
  • Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350° and bake another 20-25 minutes until bubbling and browned; remove foil last ten minutes to brown edges if needed.
  • Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle top crust liberally with sugar; allow to cool.

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  1. Marie Frank
    This basic blueberry pie recipe is above the rest because of the addition of almond extract. I'm adding this to my recipebook! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  2. StoneColdStacey
    I had spent most of my morning debating over which pie recipe to use. This one, or another. The deciding factor was this recipe is for a DBL crust pie, while the other is open faced...... AM I SO HAPPY that i did!! i had already made my pie pastry and had it sitting in the fridge. The filling literally took 5 min to make. I used a dark brown sugar (not packed) and more, i think 5 -6 cups of blueberries. Tossed in a huge bowl with all ingredients, and tossed around until well coated, not caring about squishing any, as the berries were just picked 2 days previous. Poured into a 9" pie plate. I always put my pie plate in the oven with a cookie sheet just to catch the drippings. Glad i did. i wasn't happy with the colour (not brown enough) so i left it in for another 15-20 min. Using fresh cream, whipped for garnish and HOLY WOW! You know you did well when no one's talking with wide eyes all around. Yup, less then 24 hrs later, and the pie is gone. This is definitely one I'm keeping!! it's going into the family favorites book. Truly Amazing!! Thank you sooo much for posting this recipe!!
  3. vrvrvr
    This pie recipe became a favorite last summer and now I've probably made it more than a dozen times. It is fantastic! There's something about that almond extract in there... mmm. This pie has always turned out beautifully. I have found that if the blueberries are very large, a little more sugar and flour are needed. Just a tip. We love this pie!
  4. cookingfor1
    Delicious!! This is the first blueberry pie I have ever made. Okay, I admit that I used a store bought crust.... But I was amazed how tender the blueberries were without precooking them. Thanks for the recipe, I will certainly be making another!
  5. student gastronomer
    Everyone thought that this was so delicious


  1. DurangoMom
    I loved this recipe! I did have to substitute vanilla extract for the almond extract, as I am allergic to almonds. This was wonderul and easy. I made a double batch, and I think there won't be any leftovers! Thanks!


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