We went blueberry picking over the weekend and came home with a bumper crop as well as 2 blueberry bushes to call our own. My youngest son loves blueberries but has never had a blueberry pie. So he requested a blueberry pie. Here are the blueberries waiting to become a pie.
Some blueberry tips:
- Blueberries freeze very well. To freeze them, place a single layer of blueberries on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen, in about an hour, transfer to a zippered freezer bag, press all the air out and return to freezer.
- To use frozen blueberries, do not thaw. They will become a bit mushy. They are perfectly fine to use in baked goods and, by not thawing them, they should not bleed into your muffin, bread or coffee cake batter.
- Use a few frozen blueberries in place of some ice in lemonade. They look pretty floating in a glass of yellow sugar goodness.
- Frozen blueberries are a great addition to just about smoothie. Make a three berry smoothie with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. YUM!
Now for the pie recipe. I found this recipe in a cookbook called Ready, Set, Dough! by Melanie Barnard. She calls her recipe Night Sky Blueberry Pie because she uses star shapes to cut out the crust. I use whatever cutter I have handy! This instantly became my husband’s favorite blueberry pie. It’s now his blueberry pie.