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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie, made with a mountain of fresh flavorful blueberries and the absolute best butter pie crust you'll ever taste, is a classic dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Dough chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 342kcal
Author Krissy Allori

Ingredients

pie crusts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 cubes, chilled
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp vodka chilled, more may be needed
  • 4 tbsp water ice cold, more may be needed

blueberry filling:

  • 5 cups blueberries fresh, washed and patted dry
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour see note
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

on top of pie:

  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp decoraters sugar

Instructions

to make the crusts:

  • You will be making two whole 9-inch pie crusts, one at a time. Make sure all of your ingredients are chilled for the best results. Combine 1 cup flour with 1/2 cup (1 cube) and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt using a pastry blender. Cut through the butter until you end up with pieces about the size of a pea, or smaller. Adding one tablespoon at a time of each, add vodka and water. Use your hands to toss the pastry dough. Continue adding more liquid just until the mixture can hold its shape when pressed together. Shape into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Repeat with second pie crust so that you have two.

to make the filling:

  • Combine all of the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Use a masher to gently mash the mixture to break open only a few of the blueberries. You want most of them whole, but a few of the broken ones will really release their juice.

to assemble the pie:

  • Roll out the first pie crust on a floured surface and transfer to a 9-inch pie dish. Add blueberry filling.
    pie shell with fresh blueberries
  • Roll out second pie crust and cut into 1-inch thick strips. Add alternating strips to the top of the pie leaving a 1-inch gap in between strips. Rotate the pie 90 degrees, and weave remaining strips in an alternating pattern to create a basket weave. Cut any excess crust away and crimp edges together.
    lattice pie crust over fresh blueberry filling waiting to be cooked
  • Cover top of pie with egg wash, discarding any excess egg that doesn't cover surface of pie. Sprinkle decorator's sugar on top of the egg wash while it is still wet.
    pastry brush adding egg wash to lattice pie crust
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover the edge of the crust with a pie ring or foil to keep it from overly browning. You may want to place a baking sheet on the bottom rack to catch any butter that drips. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Without opening the oven, reduce cooking temperature to 350 degrees F and continue cooking for an additional 40 minutes or until the crust is a golden brown. Be sure to remove pie ring or foil during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  • Allow pie to fully cool before slicing. There will be a lot of juice in the pie pan (which is how I prefer it). SEE NOTE.

Notes

There will be a lot of juice in the pie dish after cooking. If you prefer a thicker filling, you may replace the lemon juice with lemon zest, avoid crushing the berries, and increase the amount of tapioca flour to 1/2 cup.
Serving size is based on 1 slice if the pie is sliced into 12 slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 10.5% | Vitamin C: 8.4% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 6.9%