It was cool this morning, so I turned the oven on and did some baking. Had to make my beloved lemon berry cake, and decided to bake a few pie crusts to try a new "no bake" fresh blueberry pie.
Yesterday morning, I threw myself together and headed out to a local blueberry patch at 7 a.m. Had to beat the crowd. No kidding. The patch opened at 7:30, and I thought I was doing good by getting there at 7:20. Well the road was already lined with cars. Last Saturday, opening day, the patch was picked clean. So, after being closed for a week to let the berries ripen, we enjoyed two hours of picking and a lot of socializing.
Recipes were being exchanged through the bushes! One woman yelled, "try the fresh blueberry pie from the Fannie Farmer cookbook". Well since I didn't have the cookbook, she just rattled off the ingredients. And you really don't need the cookbook, this is just so easy.
Deb's Fresh Blueberry Pie (no bake)
8" baked pie shell (use your favorite recipe) I use the recipe that came with my food processor
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 TB cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 TB butter
In a medium saucepan, mix two cups of fresh blueberries with cornstarch, sugar, salt and water. Cook over medium heat until mixture has thickened. Remove from burner, add butter and let cool.
In the baked pie shell, put remaining two cups of fresh berries. Pour the blueberry sauce over it. That's it.
Can serve with whipped cream, but it's wonderful plain. I will make this again and again.