Baking Dessert

A Classic Blueberry Pie

Blueberries are now in season in Australia, hooray! I had a huge impulse last week.. to bake a blueberry pie. I am not much of a baker and usually prefer cooking savory meals however when the urge to make a blueberry pie strikes.. make a blueberry pie.

Here are some benefits of blueberries so I can totally justify eating most half of this pie. 

  • They are packed full of antioxidants.
  • They are known to reverse and prevent heart disease and cancer.
  • They are anti-inflammatory.
  • They activate fat burning genes (awesome)
  • Packed full of so many vitamins and minerals, including: vitamins C, E, riboflavin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium (all that good stuff)
  • Low in natural sugars, fructose and low GI, so they won’t spike your blood sugar levels.

This was pretty simple to bake and I took some to work the next day for an afternoon treat. By the time 3.00 rolled around a slice of this bad boy was already in the microwave! 

Classic Blueberry Pie     makes 1 pie

Blueberry Pie 4

Ingredients: 600gms blueberries (frozen or fresh but I think fresh tastes better), 3-4 sheets pastry (puff or pie), 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest, tiny tiny pinch of cinnamon 1/8th teaspoon, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tablespoon butter cut into small cubes, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon sugar

If you are using frozen blueberries, defrost first. They usually defrost within an hour

Directions: 

  1. Cut the dough to fit an 8- or 9-inch (20 – 23 cm) pie dish. The dough should be about 2 inches (5 cm) larger than the dish. 
  2. Being careful not to stretch the dough, fit the pastry into pie dish then trim to within 3/4-inch (2 cm) of the edge of the dish. Refrigerate whilst you make the blueberry filling.
  3. Stir the sugar, flour, lemon zest, cinnamon in a large bowl. Add blueberries and gently toss to combine.
  4. Transfer blueberry filling to prepared pie crust. Refrigerate while you prepare the lattice crust.
  5. For the lattice trimming, it’s quite hard to explain so follow this great video tutorial here)
  6. Trim dough strips to 2 cm of the edge of dish. Fold edges of strips and bottom dough underneath itself, creating a thicker border that rests on the lip of the dish. Crimp edges. Dot butter over the open areas of the lattice.
  7. Make egg wash by whisking egg yolk and 1tbsp water together then brush over pie dough. Sprinkle tablespoon of coarse sugar over crust. Refrigerate pie 20 minutes or freeze for 5 minutes before baking.
  8. Bake at 200deg in the lower part of the oven for 20 minutes then reduce heat to 170deg cel for a further 30-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the juices inside are bubbling (If, while baking, the crust begins to brown too much, cover with aluminum foil and continue to bake until done)
  9. Cool 2 to 3 hours before cutting to allow filling to set then serve with ice cream or cream and enjoy! 

Blueberry Pie 2

A HUGE recipe, sorry for that but its so worth it! I am thinking of making a raspberry pie next time. Raspberries are my absolute favourite! 

Blueberry Pie 3

Have you ever made a blueberry pie before? Or any other tricks or tips for pie making? 

Bec x 

28 Comments

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages June 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    No justification needed – yum!

  • Reply Lauren @ Create Bake Make June 28, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    This looks all kinds of amazing, I’ve never tried a blueberry pie before but after looking at these photos I want a piece now!!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday October 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I love blueberry pie too – I may have eaten most of this pie! Thanks Jessica πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica @ Sweet Menu October 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I love blueberry pie! This looks fantastic – love your beautiful lattice top!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday October 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Eeeeeexactly!

  • Reply Emmajane October 2, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Nothing beats homemade! X
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  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thanks Lucinda! Don’t you worry.. there was lots of ice cream involved.

  • Reply lucinda September 30, 2014 at 5:23 am

    lattice top pies take quite some skill, beautiful job Bec! dark, plush cooked berries seem perfect to me for the fall. this + a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream would be devine!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

    You can’t go wrong with classic! This wasn’t too bad at all – I pur hardly any sugar in the recipe and it’s basically pastry and blueberries. So much better than all butter cookies.. most of the time πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 29, 2014 at 7:48 am

    CHERRY PIE! I love cherry pie but have never made one myself – I think that might have to be next.

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ September 28, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Classic recipes are always the best! How not to drool over such a beautiful pie? It is wonderful. As you have explained, blueberries are a great source on antioxidant. I usually prefer to bake a pie like this rather than not-so-healthy sweets like all butter cookies πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachael @ Southern Down Under September 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    This blueberry pie looks amazing! Blueberry or cherry pie always tastes like summer to me!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 28, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Sounds like a plan!

  • Reply Maxabella September 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Now I have a pressing desire to make pie! I’ll pin for when I’ve stocked up on blueberries. x

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Yes I keep seeing apple pie too, and pumpkin spiced things homagosh. Yum! Thanks Shelley x

  • Reply shelley @ Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} September 27, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Gorgeous!!! It’s so funny that blueberries are in season in australia, because apples are in season in the US so I keep seeing apple pie everywhere, and this totally threw me for a loop πŸ˜‰ The latticing is gorgeous!!!!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 26, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    No problems, I love it! Thanks for hosting it. I know, blueberries are le best. Even el solo!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 26, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Hahaha, exactly. Quick! Get making!

  • Reply Pearl/Pretty Mayhem September 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Such a gorgeous pie! I love blueberries too but I didn’t know they had so many great health benefits so thanks for the info! I guess I simply HAVE to bake that pie now – my health depends on it πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile September 26, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Yum!! What a delicious looking pie! I absolutely love blueberries. Love your lattice pastry too. Thanks for linking up wit our FFF party xxx

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Indeed it is! Get pie making!!! (to be fair this was my first sweet pie)

  • Reply Koren September 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    This looks so dang good. I don’t think I’ve made a single pie in my life! Time for that to change…

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Aww Krista, that makes me smile! I hope you make a delicious blueberry pie and get transported back to your childhood!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    It did help! I love my cast iron pan – next I am going try a pizza in it! I am a huge blueberry lover too Emma, I know that feeling.

  • Reply Krista September 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    When I was a little girl in Canada, blueberry pie was my absolute favorite. πŸ™‚ Now that I’m in Oz, I haven’t seen it anywhere!! Your post today made me smile AND get excited about my blueberry bushes that are fruiting like crazy. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emma September 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I’ve never seen a pie made in a cast iron dish, it looks as if it works perfectly and helps with that sogginess that fruit pies can get; your pastry and filling look perfect!
    And blueberries = my favourite fruit ever. I love them πŸ˜€

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Thanks Cat! It was delicious and now that I have experienced a cast iron pie thats all I am going to do – I don’t have a pie dish so this was super easy x

  • Reply Oddlylovely September 26, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Wow, this basically looks like the perfect pie! The lattice work on top turned out beautifully and I am loving how you made it in a cast iron pan. Now I’M craving pie!
    Cat
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