How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (2023)

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Blueberry Pie Recipe: How to make the world's best blueberry pie

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Want to make the best blueberry pie you've ever had, with a crumblytopping and a sweet deep blueberry flavor, and don't want to spend all day inthe kitchen combing the Internet or studying overly complicated recipes? This pie is so easy and has stood the test of time; read the comments near thebottom of the page. What makes it different from other blueberry pies is:it's mostly blueberries, not crust or sugar; and the combination of spices issuperb! And it doesn't matter if you're not a chef or have never made apie before! Following these illustrated directions ANYONE can cook a perfectblueberry pie! Take this pie to a Fourth of July picnic and be the hit of theparty!

Ingredients and Equipment
(per 9 inch deep dish pie)

  • 3 to 4 cups of Blueberries - fresh or frozen (withoutsyrup) (3 cups if you like a thin pie, 4 cups if you like it alittle higher!)
  • 7 Tablespoons corn starch (for those of you in theBritish Isles, you know it as "corn flour"). You may also use anequivalent amount of flaked tapioca instead - the tapioca ballsdon't dissolve well.
  • 3 Tablespoons water (or grape juice)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • One 9 inch pie crust (seethis page for the world's easiest flour pie crust recipe anddirections!) OR.. if you are like me, you will DEFINITELY prefer agraham cracker pie crust(again, in England, this would be made from "Digestive" biscuits!) -if you haven't tried the graham cracker crust - I highly recommendit.
  • Spices:
    1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoonallspice
  • One 9 inch deep-dish Pie Plate - (grocery stores sellboth disposable pie pans and glass pans. Get the deep type!
    • Sweetener:
      • 2/3 cup granulated (ordinary table) Sugar
        OR
      • 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer,(Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, works in pie recipes, butnot by itself. The pie turns out heavy and with much lessflavor).

    And now, choose the topping you prefer:

    • Crumb topping (my preference, again):
      • 1/4 cup sugar (OR 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8 cup Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, )
      • 1/2 cup flour
      • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
    • Dough topping:
      See thepie crust recipe and doubleit to make extra to roll out as a topping to cover the pie.

Step 1 - Make the pie crust

Never made a crust, either? Fear not, they are really simple.Click here for instructions aboutmaking a flour pie crust. It will open in a new window, so just closethe new window to return here. I prefer blueberry pie in agraham cracker crust; click onthe link for directions. .Now is also a good time to get the oven preheatingto 375 F.

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Step 2- Wash the blueberries

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (2)Justrinse them in a colander or sieve in cold water, no soap.How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (3)

Pick out and remove any bits of stems, leaves and soft ormushy berries. It is easiest to do this in a large bowl ofwater and gently run your hands through the berries as theyfloat. With your fingers slightly apart, you willeasily feel any soft or mushy berries get caught in yourfingers.

Step 3 - Mix the dry filling ingredients.

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (4)How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (5)Combinethe 2/3 cup sugar (or sugar/Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, blend), 7Tablespoons of corn starch in a bowl and mix well! Some peoplelike 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, mixed in,also. That's optional, but it is nice!

Step 4 - Mix in theliquids

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (6)Addthe 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, and 3 Tablespoons of water (or grapejuice) and stir it up. If you use Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, , itwill be pretty gloppy, rather than drier crumbs, but it still works thesame!

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Step 5 - Add the blueberries to the pie crust

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (7)Addthe blueberries to the pie crust. Just pour them in! There'slots of air space and it will cook down, so don't worry if they mound upabout an inch (2.5 cm) above the edge of the plate.

Step 6 - Pour the liquid mix into the pie

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (8)Justpour the mixture of sugar, juice, etc. into the pie all over theblueberries. If it is a gloppy liquid, don't worry, just pour it somewhatevenly over the top. But it doesn't take perfection; it will smooth itselfout in the oven.

Step 7 - Make and add your topping

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (9)How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (10)Ifyou want the crumb topping, just mix

- 1/4 cup sugar (OR 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8 cup Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, )

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- 1/2 cup flour

- 1/4 cup cold butter or margarine.

Do not melt the butter, just dice it into the sugar and flour asyou mix them together. in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the pie.The dough dicer/blender, shown above in the box, is ideal formaking a perfect crumb topping. A fork or potato masher is your nextbest bet.

If you want to the dough topping instead, roll out a circular section ofdough that you made in step 1, to 1/8 inch thick, then place it over thepie. Seal it against the edges with the pie crust, and make decorativeslits with a knife.

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Step 8 - Put the pie in the oven!

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (11)Cookthe pie at 375 F (or 190 Celsius) for 1 hour.

Step 9 - Remove when the pie is golden and pie is bubbling

Check to see if it is bubbling and crust is golden brown. If if not,check every 3 or 4 minutes until it is.

Step 10 - Enjoy!

How to make the world's best blueberry pie! With EASY illustrated directions! (12)Setthe pie on a rack to cool and enjoy! Here is a slice of the finishedpie!Serve warm with ice cream. Refrigerate after it is cooled. Iteasily lasts a week in the fridge (that is, if there is no one there to eatit. Most of the time, people eat it all within a day!)

Tips

  • If you use frozen berries, it helps to sprinkle 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in pie crust/pan just before you add the blueberries! That helps tosuck up any additional liquid, so the pie won't be runny.
  • Making a Blueberry pie for Passover:
    Commentsfrom a visitor on March 24, 2012: "I'm going to bake it for this year'sbig Passover feast on April 6 (2012). Because of Passover's restrictionsagainst using wheat and corn, I can't use either flour or cornstarch orgraham crackers.
    I'll use potato starch instead of corn starch, and willuse Passover matzoh cake meal (very, very, finely ground matzoh) instead offlour.
    For the crust, I'm going to try using Passover macaroons. Maybecoconut macaroons smashed up and then mixed with coconut oil instead ofbutter. (Passover has no restriction against using butter, but I've beensubstituting coconut oil instead of butter in all my daily cooking yearround, just for nutritional health reasons.) I'm thinking it will bedelicious. Here's hoping. -Carolyn"

Comments and feedback

Here's what some visitors had to say:

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  • A visitor writes on July 2, 2015: "Still baking your Grandma's pie recipe and share it with my customers ! Loveit!"
  • A visitor writes on July 12, 2013: "I love blueberry pie and Ilove to cook. ( I was a gourmet waiter before I became a Christian). I trieddifferent recipes and then found yours. It was the best I found and then Ithink I improved it just a little by sprinkling 1 tablespoon of butter overthe top of the berries before putting the top crust in place. Thank you verymuch for a great recipe! Rev. Charles "
  • A visitor writes on June 13, 2013: "The BEST blueberry pie. Icame across the website last year looking for an easy pie to make forsomeone like me who's never made one. It's simple and fantastic, and Ialways use grape juice and allspice and cinnamon. It just makes it allwonderful! It's 11:00 pm and my boyfriend and our friends are staying late,despite a long work day tomorrow, just to have some of the amazing blueberrypie. Thank you!!!"
  • Comments from a visitor on August 11, 2012: "every year wevacation in north Conway, new Hampshire and bring blueberries that we pickfrom home. When we get to NH, we have been using this blueberry pie recipefor over 4 years now.We love it and this is one of the things we look mostforward to on our summer vacation! Thanks so much for sharing!!!"
  • Comments from a visitor on May 16, 2012: "The Blueberry Pieturned out amazing! Thank you for sharing the love!"
  • Comments from a visitor on December 06, 2011: "I absolutely LOVE,LOVE LOVE, your website. It has prompted me to try making pies, jams, etc.that I never would have thought to try. I have to say that your BlueberryPie recipe is THE BOMB. I have made it for several occasions and noweveryone asks me to bring it when they invite me over. (Is it me they likeor the pie?) I have become very popular lately. Thanks so much for all theinformation. Your website is fun to read and certainly inspirational tothose of us who are first time bakers. My Dad and I are going to make yourPumpkin Pie next. He's out hunting down the pumpkins. Such Fun for the wholefamily."
  • Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2011: "I have just made mysecond blueberry pie ever using your recipe both times. I used a boxedpie-dough mix and double crust. I didn't have allspice, so I substitutednutmeg, and that adds an extra element to the "yummy" factor. I cannot beginto tell you how delicious this pie is, and it's so EASY to make. My familyand I thank you! "
  • Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2011: "WOW!!! I made yourBlueberry Pie today. This was my first attempt at making a "from scratch"pie and I was so pleased! I was concerned the filling would not set upbecause you don't cook it first but, this was by far the best blueberry pieI've ever had. Hands down. THE BEST!!!"
  • Comments from a visitor on May 19, 2011: "I have tried yourBlueberry pie, and it was absolutely delicious. This was my first time everbaking a homemade pie, and I was very pleased with the overall taste andpresentation of it (literally, I took pictures of it). I think what workedvery well was the correspondence of the grape, the cinnamon, and the lemonjuice in the filling. I will never bake a different recipe-I'm serious! Icannot wait to give my grandfather a few slices of this pie. Thanks for thewonderful recipe! "
  • Comments from a visitor on November 26, 2010: "I found yourrecipe for making a blueberry pie a few days ago and since I was making thatas one of my Thanksgiving pies, I decided to try it. Now, my 85 year oldgrandmother(Nana)makes the best pies, hands down. I learned from her andevery Thanksgiving, I try new recipes to go with old favorites. Well, myNana tried a piece of my blueberry pie and insisted on having the recipe!She is thrilled that she can completely skip cooking and thickening theblueberries first. I have to say that everyone was extremely impressed.Thank you for the greatest & easiest blueberry pie recipe! I'm trying thepumpkin pie one next."
  • Comments from a visitor on November 18, 2010: "I found thiswebsite by going to Google and I typed in "World's Best Blue Berry Pie" andlet me just say it sure is. We picked fresh blueberries this past summer andfroze them and I couldn't decide what to make with them, so when I was askedto bring a pie to Thanksgiving this year I started in on the research. Ithought this recipe was super easy. I went with the Graham Cracker crust andit was the best I have ever had. along with the crumb topping everyone wasamazed. I made a sample one first and took it to my work and everyone lovedit. This recipe is going in the family cook book for sure. Thanks so muchfor an amazing recipe."
  • Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2010: "I just made the"World's Best Blueberry Pie" and it sure lived up to its name! It wasFANTASTIC!!! I have made good blueberry pies before, but none have met thisone! Everyone loved it. I made it with a double crust, latticing the top. Iused the crust recipe that you have, and that was the best crust I've evermade! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I did two things that I did thathelped. After I washed the berries I put them in the salad spinner and thathelped get rid of any excess water. Then due to the climate that I live in,I put a bunch of ice in a large zipper bag, and chill my granite counter topbefore I roll out dough. This worked well to help keep the dough cold. "
  • Comments from a visitor on October 29, 2009: "I just wanted tothank you for the best blueberry pie recipe ever. I have only been baking myown pies for three years (next month will be my third Thanksgiving) and thisrecipe has been the biggest hit. My family has actually fought over who gotto take the leftovers home. Before, my father would have only one slice ayear, but now I end up baking him at least 3 whole pies between Thanksgivingand Christmas. "
  • Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2009: "This was the bestblueberry pie i had ever made. I usually don't like blueberries, but myfamily does, and they all loved it, and so did I. I followed the recipe andit came out perfectly, also I recommend the crumb top because the dough topcan be a little overwhelming."
  • Comments from a visitor on September 15, 2009: "Skeptically Ifollowed your pie crust recipe which was included with the blueberry pie.The recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing it, which I justdid with one of my close friends after she and her husband had tasted it.Keep up the wonderful site. Pat
  • Comments from a visitor on August 21, 2009: "Loved your recipe itwas so simple and just what I was looking for. Now I can enjoy myblueberries that I grow. I used raw sugar and it worked excellent I alsohave a gas well so I put the crock in the oven on keep warm worked out justfine. thank you for sharing it."
  • Comments from a visitor on September 01, 2009: "Here in the UpperPeninsula of Michigan we have an abundance of wild blueberries. I justwanted to say that this is a very easy and delicious pie recipe. I have madeit 4 times in the last two weeks. My family loves it! To make it even easierI have been using a frozen crust already in the pan and then using aPillsbury refrigerated crust for the top crust. It makes it a lot easier towhip a pie together to bring somewhere for dessert. And everybody isimpressed with the fabulous homemade pie!"
  • Comments from a visitor on August 08, 2009: "I LOVE the BlueberryPie recipe!!!! I made it for a dinner with friends and have been making itEVERY week since! The recipe is so simple and inexpensive. I'm a prettynovice chef, so I was amazed that I could create something this delicious!Thank you so much! "
  • Comments from a visitor on July 27, 2009: "Wonderful Pie! Eventhe children LOVED it! I had to make another pie the very next day! I boughta double deep dish pie crust and used the extra to make a crust on top withsix slits to allow steam to expel. Perfect pie every time and simple recipetoo!!!"
  • Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2009: "That is truly the bestblueberry pie recipe I have ever tried. Thanks"
  • Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2009: "I made the blueberrypie and the whole family loved it. I used the graham cracker crust and havea tip to make it even easier. Just buy an extra pie crust. Put in in abaggie and crush it up. Use this as your topping."
  • Comments from a visitor on March 17, 2009: "This is in regards toyour blueberry pie recipe. I had some frozen blueberries in the freezer.They have been there for awhile. I also had to already made pie tin doughsfrom the store. I was searching for something quick and easy to make myhusband for that night. I wanted to use up those blueberries, and piedoughs. They have been in the freezer too long : ) Your recipe was quick,simple, and tasted FANTASTIC! My husband was so excited to try them when hesaw them in the fridge. (I made two) He said it was the best blueberry piehe ever had! He also said it was even better than than the ones in the storeor restaurants we have been to! I did not have the 5 spice so I just addedthe cinnamon and it turned out great anyway. I can't wait to get freshblueberries and try this recipe again. I am sure it will taste even better!Thank you so much for this recipe. It was packed full of blueberries and notrunny stayed together. Really great! Will make again and again and again! "
  • Comments from a visitor on August 27, 2008: "Made the blueberrypie with the graham cracker crust and struesel and have to say this was thefirst time I have ever had a blueberry pie that actually had a lot of fruitin it, not just thickened juice, and it was able to hold its shape, itdidn't run all over the plate. As to taste, my wife and I both agree it wasthe best we have ever had. Can't wait to try thefresh pumpkin pie recipe. Thanks for the recipe, it will get used often.Fresh fruit pie lover in Tucson AZ."
  • Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2008: "I just tried yourblueberry pie recipe and it was AWESOME!!! Thank you so much. We had a BBQtonight and the pie was the hit of the evening. (I picked the blueberriesfrom a farm in Indiana, but we also have many great farms here in Michiganas well.)"
  • Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2008: "I have to tell you,this website has been a huge help. I haven't gardened in a few years and nowthat we've moved out of town so I have some space to play, I've been busycanning and freezing. The information you provide has been wonderful. Theblueberry pie was a huge hit at our family Fourth of July gathering. I eventook your blueberry jam recipe, made some modifications with it, and made amixed berry jam with blueberries, blackberries, and wild cherry infusion forthe liquid.
  • Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2008: "I made your recipew/1/2 the sugar and lemon zest w/incredible results...do you think I couldfollow the recipe w/frozen blackberries w/the same wonderful results? I madethe blueberry pie for a neighbor who frequents Maine and he said it wasbetter than anything he has had in Maine. "
    Blake - Yep, it works great with blackberries, too
  • Comments from a visitor on May 31, 2008: "I LOVE your recipe for 'thebest blueberry pie' and use is regularly. Just recently my partner wasdiagnosed with diabetes so now I look at the 'total carbs' on all things. Iwas wondering if you have that information, I DID notice the 'stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, ' & sugar mix, which I am going to use today. "
  • Comments from a visitor on March 3, 2008: "Thank you for yourBlueberry pie web page (https://pickyourown.org/blueberrypie.php) andrecipe. I made my first blueberry pie ever in February using your recipe.Iused 3 cups of Blueberries plus I added 1/2 cup of raspberries. My wife wasthrilled with the results (except for the extra calories to her waistline)."

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