Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fresh Blueberry Pie

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.
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. I love your beloved cake, and I remember your quest to duplicate it!

    The pie looks so fresh and so fantastic! Sounds like a fun morning. Early. but fun :)

  2. I too remember your lemon blueberry cake quest and your final result. It was a thing of beauty! I have been waiting for blueberry season here to try it. This new (old) pie you've tried is amazing. Did the filling set up like a baked one would? I wonder if it would work for blackberries? I picked a few cups this morning. Worth a try I guess!

  3. Looks delicious Debbie! I would love a bite of that right now.

    Your gorgeous duplication of the cake you loved at the restaurant surpassed the original, imo. *grin* I just KNOW it did.

    (Adore your new header, too.) xo

  4. Debbie, I, too, will never forget your efforts to duplicate the lemon blueberry cake. AND I'll never forget the picture you posted of it wrapped in a beautiful ribbon. Perfection...

    Interesting take on blueberry pie. Around here blueberries are mainly gone, but when they were still available. You definitely had to be an early bird to get them.

  5. Blueberry pie is one of my favorites..And one made from just picked berries is the best..
    Looks delicious!

  6. Yum!! And, I have blueberries in the frig. just waiting to become something delicious. Stop by I am having 2 Giveaways. Hugs, Connie

  7. loving blueberry season...had some 2night. we're still working on my plumb cake tatin i made on saturday, so the blueberry pie will have to be next
    great pics!!

  8. The pie looks lucious..but I would head to your lemon berry cake first every time!!! I need to make it again...

  9. It looks wonderful, Debbie! Blueberries are abundant in my home right now too :)

  10. I think I would enjoy this pie too but I think I would enjoy the berry picking more! No such thing like that around here except for strawberries. How fun that you had all the early am recipe exchanging to make the picking go faster.

    I too remember when you experimented until you found the perfect combination for the lemon berry cake - we might have to start calling you Julia :)

  11. Looks yummy. I loved your post about Maine and the shot of the birdhouse store was the cutest eva:) I will peak in again at your blog.

  12. Debbie, that looks wonderful. And I remember the cake...lemon blueberry, what a great combination. The blueberry picking sounds fun.

  13. Fannie Farmer puts 1 cup of the blueberries into the pan, 3 into the shell. I like to use a product called Instant ClearJel, which is a less starchy thickener also made from corn.


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