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Homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie


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Recipe Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
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This Homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie is the perfect summer dessert! Made with a flaky pie crust and fresh blueberries, this pie is sure to be a hit!

If you love sweet blueberry desserts, then this is the recipe for you. Made with fresh blueberries and homemade pie crust, this will quickly become your favorite summer recipe.

a spoon being used to life out a slice of Homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie from a white pie dish with blueberries in a glass bowl in the background

Fresh Blueberry Pie

As a family, we always take a summer trip to a blueberry farm to go blueberry picking. We love to gather these small fruits because they are so delicious in many different recipes.

I like to use blueberries because they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. So, not only are they delicious, but they are also good for you!

Why I Love This Recipe

Do you know what summer dessert tastes like? This Homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie! Made with a flaky pie crust and juicy fresh blueberries, you’ll want to make this for your next dinner party or Saturday afternoon family get-together.

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Looks beautiful on a plate
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love blueberry recipes then you may also enjoy this Blueberry French Toast Casserole recipe. 

Sliced homemade fresh blueberry pie on a glass plate with berries and lemon on the side

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this fresh blueberry pie recipe. You may not even need to take a trip to your local grocery store to make this sweet dessert recipe. So, gather these ingredients and get ready for a fresh summer recipe. 

Pie Crust 

  • flour 
  • butter, cut into cubes 
  • lemon zest 
  • salt 
  • apple cider vinegar 
  • cold water

Blueberry Pie 

  • pie crusts 
  • blueberries, I used fresh 
  • sugar 
  • cornstarch 
  • salt 
  • lemon Zest 
  • lemon juice 
  • egg wash 
  • Sanding Sugar 
Homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie ingredients

Substitutions

Blueberries: If you don’t have fresh blueberries on hand, feel free to use frozen blueberries. Frozen blueberries will work just as well in this recipe. 

Pie Crust: You can also use a store-bought pie crust to save time. I like to keep a few pie crusts in my freezer for those moments when I’m short on time.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You will need a few kitchen tools to help you make this homemade blueberry pie recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this easy recipe. 

Pie Crust Directions

Step 1: Mix flour and salt 

In a food processor set up with the regular blade, place the flour and salt in and pulse 3 times to mix. 

Step 2: Add the butter and mix until crumbly

Add the butter and process until the flour is crumbly.

Step 3: Add vinegar and lemon zest to the crust 

Add in the vinegar and the lemon zest.

Step 4: Add water one tablespoon at a time  

Once the mixture is combined into coarse crumbs, start adding the water 1 tablespoon at a time. Once the dough comes together, stop processing it.  

Step 5: Chill the pie crust

Turn the dough out onto the counter and form it into 2 discs. Wrap them and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Step 6: Use according to recipe directions 

After the hour, use according to the pie recipe directions.

How to Make Fresh Blueberry Pie

Making this Fresh Blueberry Pie is simple, though it does take quite a few steps. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious blueberry pie in no time at all. 

Step 1: Preheat the oven 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees f.

Step 2: Roll out one of the pie crusts and line a pie plate

Roll out one part of the pie shell and line a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.

Pie crust pricked by a fork

Step 3: Combine blueberries and dry ingredients

In a large bowl, stir the berries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, zest, and lemon juice. Toss to coat.

Berries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl next to a wooden spoon

Step 4: Pour pie filling into the pie plate

Pour filling into the prepared pie plate.

pie filling in the pie crust

Step 5: Roll out the second crust and cut it into strips

Roll out the second piece of crust and then using a pizza cutter, cut strips of crust to form a lattice-style top for the pie.

a hand using a pizza cutter to cut strips of crust to form a lattice-style top for the pie

Step 5: Start the top crust of the pie 

Place one strip through the middle of the pie and then arrange the other strips in a row from the middle. 

pie crust strips in a lattice pattern on the top of the pie 

Step 6: Weave the pie crust to make a lattice

Fold the strips in half and begin weaving strips of pie crust in the opposite direction. 

Weave the pie crust strips  to make a lattice

Step 7: Cut the extra crust off and crimp the crust

Once the strips are arranged in a lattice or basket weave design, cut the longer pieces off and crimp the strips to the bottom crust to keep everything together.

Cut the extra crust off and crimp the crust

Step 8: Brush the pie with egg wash and top with sanding sugar 

With a basting brush, brush the egg wash onto the crust and sprinkle the top with Sanding Sugar. 

Fresh Blueberry Pie with egg wash, sanding sugar and basting brush on the side

Step 9: Bake the pie

Place the pie into the 425-degree oven for 15 minutes.

Step 10: Lower the temperature of the oven and continue baking

Lower the temperature to 375 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes. 

Step 11: Check the crust for browning

After 30 minutes, check the pie and make sure the crust isn’t getting too dark. If it is, tenting with aluminum foil will stop the crust from burning.

Step 12: Allow the pie to cool

Once the pie is finished baking, this is the hard part—let it cool for at least 2-3 hours. If it’s cut into too soon it will be too loose. By letting it sit, the cornstarch has time to work its magic! 

Fresh Blueberry Pie on a wire cooling rack

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to personalize this recipe? Here are a few of my favorite ways to change up this blueberry pie recipe. 

Fruit:  You can use any type of fresh fruit in this recipe. Try strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a mix of all three.

Topping: A dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top of a slice of this pie would be amazing!

Cinnamon: Add a little cinnamon flavor to your pie, by mixing one teaspoon of cinnamon into your blueberry mixture.

Sliced homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie on a plate with ice cream on the side

Tips

Want to make sure that this fruit pie recipe turns out perfectly? Follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious pie in no time at all. 

  • If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can use frozen ones. Just make sure to thaw them completely and drain off any excess liquid before adding them to the recipe.
  • Make sure that you keep the pie crust cold. You can even put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before rolling it out. This will help to keep the butter from melting and making the crust tough.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can make this recipe by hand. Just mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in a bowl. Then cut the cold butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter or forks until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the vinegar and lemon zest and then mix in the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Top this pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra delish dessert. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this tasty recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

How to store

This pie is best stored in the refrigerator. Just make sure to cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap so that it doesn’t dry out.

How to reheat

The best way to reheat this recipe is in a 350-degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. You can also reheat it in the microwave but be careful so that you don’t overcook it and dry out the filling.

Can you freeze blueberry pie?

Yes, you can freeze this recipe. Just make sure to wrap it tightly so that it doesn’t get freezer burn. When you are ready to eat it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

overhead view of Sliced homemade Fresh Blueberry Pie on a plate with berries and lemon on the side

More Blueberry Recipes

If you like blueberries, give these recipes a try:

Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe

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Fresh Blueberry Pie

Corinne Schmitt
Made with a flaky pie crust and fresh blueberries, this pie is sure to be a hit!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 614 kcal

Equipment

  • 9 inch pie plate
  • Rolling Pin
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • pizza cutter or sharp knife
  • Aluminum foil
  • Food Processor
  • plastic wrap

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons cold water

Fresh Blueberry Pie

  • 2 pie crusts
  • 6 cups blueberries I used fresh
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teasspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon sanding sugar

Instructions
 

Pie Crust

  • In a food processor set up with the regular blade, place the flour and salt in and pulse 3 times to mix.
  • Add the butter and process until the flour is crumbly.
  • Add in the vinegar and the lemon zest.
  • Once the mixture is combined into coarse crumbs, start adding the water 1 tablespoon at a time. Once the dough comes together, stop processing it.
  • Turn the dough out onto the counter and form it into 2 discs. Wrap them and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • After the hour, use according to pie recipe directions.

Fresh Blueberry Pie

  • Roll out one part of the crust and line a 9 inch pie plate and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, zest, lemon juice. Toss to coat.
  • Pour filling into prepared pie plate.
  • Roll out the second piece of crust and then using a pizza cutter, cut strips of crust to form a lattice style top for the pie.
  • Place one strip through the middle of the pie and then arrange the other strips in a row from the middle.
  • Fold the strips in half and begin weaving strips of pie crust in the opposite direction.
  • Once the strips are arranged in a lattice or basket weave design, cut the longer pieces off and crimp the strips to the bottom crust to keep everything together.
  • With a basting brush, brush the egg wash onto the crust and top with sanding sugar.
  • Place pie into the 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. After which lower the temperature to 375 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes
  • After 30 minutes, check the pie and make sure the crust isn’t getting too dark. If it is, tenting with aluminum foil will stop the crust from burning.
  • Once the pie is finished baking, this is the hard part—let it cool for at least 2-3 hours. If it’s cut into too soon it will be too loose. By letting it sit, the cornstarch has time to work its magic!

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 614kcalCarbohydrates: 115gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 490mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 6gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 4mg
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 a slice of fresh blueberry pie next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a glass plate next to blueberries and a slice of lemon

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