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The Only Blueberry Pie Recipe You Need

4.67 from 60 votes
My Blueberry Pie recipe — it's a wonder how something so good can come from such a simple process, highlighting the perfect natural flavor of blueberries.
A slice of perfect blueberry pie, topped with whipped cream.

Hi Bold Bakers!

My Blueberry Pie is the only blueberry pie recipe you need — it’s perfect for any occasion, but especially the 4th of July as the color lends itself perfectly for your upcoming celebration.

You know, I had never had blueberry pie before coming to the states and whipping up a recipe for all you Bold Bakers out there, but I’ve fallen hard for it. Like, really hard. It was my absolute favorite out of a recent batch of pies I made, and it was a good excuse to tap into all the frozen blueberries my husband Kevin hoards for his breakfast.

Using my perfected Pie Crust recipe (and I know have a Gluten-Free Pie Crust, too), you’re in for the best blueberry pie experience of your life.

A finished, homemade blueberry pie, showing the proper bake and flanked by fresh whipped cream.

All About Blueberries

The best part about putting blueberries in a pie is that blueberries are extremely healthy, even if pies are… more delicious than they are classically healthy. You get what I’m saying — if you’re going to eat a dessert, at least it’ll be one that’s packed to the brim with antioxidants that also have an incredibly sweet taste and gorgeous color.

I also find that blueberries release the perfect amount of juice for a pie, and are relatively uniform in size, making for less fuss when wanting to add them to things like pies, tarts, muffins, you name it. By the way, have you tried my Best-Ever Blueberry Muffins?

A slice of the best blueberry pie, topped with whipped cream, showing color, texture, and consistency.

What You Need To Make Blueberry Pie

How to Make Blueberry Pie

Do you know the saying that something is, “simple as pie!”? Well, it’s true — and my blueberry pie recipe is proof! Here are the basic steps (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below):

  1. Roll out one pie crust to a large circle and line a buttered 9″ pie pan with it.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the blueberries, sprinkle sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the blueberry filling into the pie crust. Dot diced butter amongst the blueberries.
  4. Egg wash the pastry around the edge of the pie pan to help to seal the two layers together.
  5. Roll out the second pie crust to roughly 10 inches. This will give you extra pastry to work with.
  6. Place the second pastry on top and press together with your fingers or a fork to seal. Cut a few slits on the top crust for venting.
  7. Brush the top crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar to give the pie a beautiful finish.
  8. Place the pie on a lined baking sheet to catch any drippings and bake on the bottom rack for about 60 minutes or until juices start to bubble up. (I bake it on the bottom to ensure the pastry on the bottom cooks).
  9. Let the pie cool completely for at least 4 hours before cutting. You can even make it the day before so it has time to settle.
  10. Store leftover pie at room temperature for up to 3 days. I can also be frozen for up to 4 weeks.

Gemma’s Pro Tips For Making Blueberry Pies

  • Use COLD butter in your pie crust, as it’ll come our even flakier.
  • Use my trusty (and easy) Pie Crust recipe
  • My Gluten Free Pie Crust will work great for this blueberry pie
  • Use FROZEN or FRESH blueberries — both will taste great!
  • Place the pie on a cookie sheet lined with foil  to catch any drippings while baking
  • Bake the pie on the bottom to insure the pastry on the bottom cooks
  • If the crust starts to get too brown before the juices bubble up, you can cover the edges of the pie with foil

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Full (and printable) recipe below!

The Only Blueberry Pie Recipe You Need

4.67 from 60 votes
My Blueberry Pie recipe — it's a wonder how something so good can come from such a simple process, highlighting the perfect natural flavor of blueberries.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
My Blueberry Pie recipe — it's a wonder how something so good can come from such a simple process, highlighting the perfect natural flavor of blueberries.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 pie crusts
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups (20oz/568g) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon (½ oz/14g) butter, diced
  • egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon coarse granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Roll out one pie crust and line a buttered 9" pie pan with it. Place in the fridge until needed.
  • In a bowl, sprinkle sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice over blueberries and stir to combine.
  • Pour in the blueberry mixture into the pie crust. Dot blueberries with the diced butter.
  • With a little egg wash brush the pastry around the edge of the pie pan. This is to seal the crust together.
  • Roll out the second pie crust to roughly 2" larger than the pie of the pie pan to give you extra pastry to work with.
  • Lay pastry carefully ontop and fold the excess top crust underneath the bottom crust and press together with your fingers or a fork to seal. Cut a few slits on the top crust for venting.
  • Brush the top crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place the pie on a lined cookie sheet to catch any drippings and bake on the bottom rack for about 60 minutes or until juices start to bubble up. (I bake it on the bottom to ensure the pastry on the bottom cooks). If the crust starts to get too brown before the juices bubble up, you can cover the edges of the pie with foil.
  • Let the pie cool for at least 4 hours before cutting. Store leftover pie at room temperature for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to 4 weeks.

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1 month ago

Hi Gemma, can I use lime juice instead of lemon juice?

Kaarunya
2 months ago

Sadly, I don’t get blueberries here!

Sugandha
Sugandha
6 days ago

Hi..can this be made with readymade blueberry compote..as we don’t get fresh blueberries here???if yes..wat alterations do I mk to the present recipe??

1 month ago

Can I do a lattice on top of my pie?🙂

Natasha
Natasha
1 month ago

First time making a pie ever and it was amazing!!! Definitely a winner recipe and my guests loved it!

Patricia Baranek-Weber
Patricia Baranek-Weber
1 month ago

Please stop putting lemon juice in fruit pies! This is sacrilegious!!

2 months ago

Excellent recipe. My first time making a fruit pie.

Betty
2 months ago

I made this today for company. It was a huge hit! I used my own pie crust, which I’ve been using for 50 years, & I love it, so no reason to change now, but this pie is delicious! Sliced perfectly, which is a problem I’ve always had with blueberry pie. This is definitely the only blueberry pie recipe I ever need! Thank you!

Jen
Jen
2 months ago

The recipes on this site overall are very reliable and clearly explained. I’ve made the scones, croissants, and pancakes and they were all good. Thank you Gemma. I made the blueberry pie recipe a couple days ago and the filling was perfect. I cut the sugar in half. The sweetness level was just what I wanted, but using the full amount would also have made a tasty pie. The filling set very well and the pie sliced up perfectly. I used frozen blueberries so I had to cook the pie for about 20 minutes longer than the hour the recipe… Read more »

Manjeet
Manjeet
2 months ago

Amazing

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