Blueberry pie makes a sweet celebration any time of year! Here is a simple recipe that will make you smile.
Maine Wild Blueberries
Maine wild blueberries are unlike their larger, cultivated cousin. A perfect creation of nature, they are the product of bees and pollen—not planted seeds. Maine wild blueberries are sweet and explode with flavor. They’re also packed with antioxidants.
The recipe below calls for Maine wild blueberries, but if you don’t have access to them, you can find wild blueberries in the freezer section of the supermarket. Or, simply use any blueberries you want!
Just be sure that they are frozen before baking! Frozen berries preserve their peak ripeness, taste, and texture. Pie experts say never to thaw them first!
Wild Maine Blueberry Pie
Dough for a double crust pie (either store bought or your own recipe), rolled out and ready
- 4 cups frozen wild Maine blueberries
- 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbs tapioca starch
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbs milk (dairy or soy)
- 2 tbs white sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Mix the blueberries and lemon juice together.
- In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, tapioca starch, and spices.
- Add the dry ingredients to the berries and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then stir.
- While the mixture sits, line a 9” pie plate with one round of the dough.
- When mixture is ready, pour it into the pie crust and cover with the second round of dough.
- Crimp the edges and make slits in the top crust to release the steam.
- Brush milk onto the pie and sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until you can see the juices begin to gel.
- Let pie rest for 2 hours before cutting.
- Slice and serve with fresh, real whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream (or both!). Enjoy!