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Grandma's Blueberry Pie Recipe
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Grandma's Blueberry Pie

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch double-crust pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie pan; trim crust to the rim of the pan. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  2. Combine sugar, tapioca, and cinnamon. Toss sugar mixture with blueberries in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Let stand fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, roll out the top crust into a 10-inch circle. Cut into half-inch strips. Pour blueberry mixture into chilled pie shell and dot with butter. Add the pastry strips one at a time, weaving a lattice. Flute edges.
  3. Place pie on a baking sheet to catch drips. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until filling is bubbly and crust is light brown. Cool completely before serving.
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  • For help weaving a lattice top crust, see our step-by-step Photo Tutorial, Making a Lattice-Top Pie Crust
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2008

I have to say first that I LOVE BLUEBERRIES! They are my absolute favorite fruit. So of course a Blueberry Pie sounded wonderful to me. I looked over the ingredients and decided to give this recipe a try. I had to use frozen Bluberries instead of fresh because fresh are WAY to EXPENSIVE right now. I thawed the berries then drained the juice that comes along with fruit being frozen. I made the recipe exactly as written except I added a tiny bit more cinnamon (because it is a wonderful spice) and about a 1/2 c. more of the berries just because I had a little extra. The pie smelled wonderful as it baked and when my hubby finally arrived home we tasted it. Oh dear..very very good! My husband said the only complaint he had was it didnt have vanilla ice cream to go along with it. (I thought about that half way through the cooking process) Oh well..I will buy some today and we will enjoy the pie again tonight. But this time with some vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the recipe Natalie--it was DELICIOUS! What a treat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2011

I found it really too sweet. My four year old thought the same and wouldn't eat it. Also, to me, cinnamon goes better with apples than with blueberries. However, if I cut at least half the sugar and omit the cinnamon, I think that I would like it a lot.

Mar 15, 2010

I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It is perfect, so don't go changing a thing. If you are using frozen blueberries it is very important to allow them to reach room temperature and drain off the excess liquid. Otherwise your pie will be soupy. Also, along the lines of frozen berries, you will need measure out more than 3 cups (you're looking at more like 4 1/2 to 5) so that when they are thawed and drained you'll end up with the 3 cups the recipe calls for. This recipe also works very well with other berries: raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or try a mixture of berries. Also is perfect using the "Miracle Baking Powder Pie Crust" also found on Happy Baking!!

Sep 25, 2008

This was easy & very tasty. I used fresh blueberries. Due to limited time, I used refrigerated pie crusts (used glass/Pyrex pan as recommended on the box. The second time I made it, I took it to a dinner party (served it a la mode)--they loved it & wanted the recipe. Definitely a keeper.

Mar 05, 2011

I made my own crust and skipped the lattice top - just pierced some holes in the top crust with knife. We only had frozen blueberries so we increased the amount to 5 cups (measured when frozen). The blueberry mixture was VERY watery and I was afraid it wouldn't set so I added one extra tablespoon of tapioca and it set beautifully! The pie was very sweet and didn't have the nice tartness blueberry pies should have so next time I will decrease the amount of sugar. I brushed the top with an egg wash and sprinkled sanding sugar over the top crust. I also decreased the oven temperature by 15 degrees because it always seems to keep my crust from burning. Everybody loved it and I would definitely recommend this recipe! UPDATE: I decreased the sugar by 1/4 cup and it was still very sweet. Next time I will try 3/4 cup.

Sep 07, 2010

Ridiculously easy recipe with exceptionally tasty results. I used frozen blueberries added extra tapioca and a bit of extra sugar...turned out great! We even ate it warm.

Aug 16, 2010

This is a fantastic recipe as written. I used fresh blueberries with maybe 1/4 extra than the recipe calls for. I think tapioca works much better than flour or cornstarch, as my experience with those is that they cloud up the filling and it doesn't make for such a pretty fresh looking pie. For the pastry I used Basic Flaky Pie Crust from this site; also very good.

Sep 08, 2011

I made this pie for my family. My husband loved it, but it turned out a little runnier than I expected. I guess I did not account for the juice in the blueberries.


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  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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