Blueberry Pie Recipe

This is a classic I couldn’t resist making, even on my summer off. It definitely belonged in the catalog. You’ll need:

One pie crust recipe for a double crust pie
Six cups fresh or frozen blueberries
5.25 ounces (3/4 cup) sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1.5 ounces (4 tablespoons) instant tapioca or 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
egg wash

For the crust, follow along with this recipe for peach pie. I know, if you’re like most people you live in fear of pie crust, but if you read that and the crust instructions you won’t go wrong. Notice I didn’t say can’t go wrong, because let’s face it, this is pie. But the odds are excellent you’ll create something worth bragging about.

For the filling, simply combine all the remaining ingredients except the egg wash and stir. While the pie rests, place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. After the pie has rested the last time, paint it with egg wash and insert it into the oven, immediately turning the temperature down to 425 degrees. Bake it for 30 minutes, rotate the pie and turn the oven down still lower to 350 to finish the bake. Should you notice the top crust or the edges browning overly, apply a pie shield to the edges or a sheet of tin foil over the top. The pie is done when you can see a little boiling filling bubbling up through the vents.

4 thoughts on “Blueberry Pie Recipe”

  1. Hi Joe,

    Question about the ingredients for my edification: do you mean tapioca flour *or* instant tapioca, or are they actually synonymous? I grew up with instant tapioca but I have never used tapioca flour. I always assumed it would be a finely milled product (especially given its role in gluten-free baking) as compared to the tiny little “balls” of instant tapioca for making pudding, but now you’ve got me wondering…


    1. Hey Jen!

      You can use either in this since the instant tapioca is formulated to dissolve quickly. But you’re right that the flour is a powder where the instant stuff comes in granules.

      – Joe

      1. Thank you! (And sorry if you got repeated posts on the earlier message – I was getting error messages!)

        1. Believe me, I’ve been getting nothing but error messages myself for several weeks. Hope things are better now, Jen!

          – Joe

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