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Blueberry Pie with Frozen, Wild Blueberries

Have you made a pie lately?  

While spring and summer are usually the best for making pies with all the beautiful fruits and berries that are available, you can make a delicious blueberry pie anytime with frozen, wild blueberries. 

How to Make the Best Blueberry Pie with Frozen Blueberries

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A blueberry pie made with frozen wild blueberries.


Blueberry pie can be a challenge when you are making it at home because thickening the filling's juice with the right mix can be a guessing game.  It's a breeze with my secret ingredient.

Tips for Blueberry Pie Success

Clearjel is my secret ingredient. I've started using Clearjel in my blueberry pie filling to remove the guesswork.  The resulting clear and glossy filling holds together without being too thick.

Clearjel is a modified cornstarch powder used frequently by commercial bakers. It is very easy to work with. I buy my Clearjel from Amazon.

Frozen berries take a little longer to bake than fresh berries. You'll need to bake a blueberry pie made with frozen berries for fifteen to twenty minutes longer than one made with fresh blueberries.  
You want the filling to bubble, like in the picture above.  Then you'll know your pie is ready.

Use either a standard top crust or a lattice crust. A lattice crust is very pretty on blueberry pies.  It allows plenty of space for the steam to escape as the filling cooks and it looks pretty.  You can also embellish the crust with little pie crust decorations.

A Baked Blueberry Pie
My Baked Blueberry Pie

Pie crust cutters make pie decorations easy. You can buy pie crust cutters from several places.  This set of star pie crust cutters is perfect for our summer patriotic holidays.  This set by Chicago Metallic would be fun, too.

Don't skip the butter and lemon.  Both add a little something extra to make your pie extra delicious.

When using a solid top crust, cut slits to let steam escape while baking.

Cut slits to let steam escape from the pie
An egg wash will help your pie crust brown.  Sprinkle with a little sparkling sugar for sparkle and crunch.
Egg was brushed on pie crust.

Place your pie on a sheet pan for baking. The sheet pan with catch any juices that overflow and help keep your oven clean.

The Wild Blueberry Pie Video

Watch the video for blueberry pie tips and to see how to use Instant Clearjel.

Steps for Making a Wild Blueberry Pie with Frozen Berries

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out the dough for your bottom crust so that it is larger than your pie plate.

Grease your pie plate for easy removable of your pie slices when serving. Place the pie dough into the pie plate.

Mix the sugar, cinnamon, and Clearjel together in a medium bowl. Place the blueberries in a large bowl. Pour the sugar mixture over the blueberries and toss gently.

Pour the blueberry mixture into your pie crust.  Dot the blueberries with the butter and sprinkle the lemon juice over the berries.  Place the pie in the refrigerator while you roll out the other pie crust.

Roll out the top pie crust.  Cut strips for your lattice topping, if using.  Place the pie crust on top of the blueberries.  Roll the edges of the top crust or lattice and the bottom crust together.  Make a decorative edge. Cut slits in the solid top crust to let steam escape.

Roll leftover pieces of the pie crust to make decorative embellishments for your pie.  Beat the egg and brush lightly over the crust.  Use the egg wash as the glue for your embellishments.  Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

Place the pie plate on a sheet pan to catch any juices that overflow and bake the pie on the center rack of your oven for 15 minutes.  Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.  Continue baking the pie until the filling is bubbly, about 65 -75 minutes for frozen blueberries.  

Cool completely before cutting. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

How to Make Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Homemade pie crust is easy if you use your food processor. Check out my recipe for food processor pie dough.


The Frozen Wild Blueberry Pie Recipe
winter blueberry pie, frozen blueberry pie
dessert
American
Yield: 8-10 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Wild Blueberry Pie (with frozen wild blueberries)

Wild Blueberry Pie (with frozen wild blueberries)

A delicious blueberry pie made with wild, frozen blueberries any time of year.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 75 MinTotal time: 1 H & 25 M

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out the dough for your bottom crust so that it is larger than your pie plate.
  2. Grease your pie plate for easy removable of your pie slices when serving. Place the pie dough into the pie plate.
  3. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, and Clearjel together in a medium bowl. Place the blueberries in large bowl. Pour the sugar mixture over the blueberries and toss gently.
  4. Pour the blueberry mixture into your pie crust. Dot the blueberries with the butter and sprinkle the lemon juice over the berries. Place the pie in the refrigerator while you roll out the other pie crust.
  5. Roll out the top pie crust. Place the pie crust on top of the blueberries. Roll the edges of the top and the bottom crust together. Make a decorative edge.
  6. Beat the egg and brush lightly over the crust. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake the pie on the center rack of your oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Continue baking the pie until the filling is bubbly, about 65 -75 minutes for frozen blueberries. Cool completely before cutting.
  8. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

You can make this pie with any frozen blueberries but wild blueberries are smaller than cultivated varieties and have a more intense blueberry flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

226.15

Fat (grams)

4.62 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.23 g

Carbs (grams)

47.83 g

Fiber (grams)

3.65 g

Net carbs

44.18 g

Sugar (grams)

39.74 g

Protein (grams)

1.97 g

Sodium (milligrams)

42.92 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

27.99 mg

Nutritional information is approximate.

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