Lemon-Scented Blueberry Pie

blueberry pie

I always offer to bring something over when invited to dinner.  And because I love to bake, I get really happy when I get to bring dessert!  The dilemma usually is…. what to bring?!

Pies in general are easy to make and are attractive in presentation.  I haven’t made a blueberry pie since last 4th of July and thought, what the heck!  I read a few recipes on- line but created this one on my own.  Its got my special twist.

I do have a pretty good recipe for home-made pie dough but, I’ll let you in on a little secret. The majority of the time that I make pie, I use store-bought pie crusts.  When I make the dough from scratch, I make double batches.  I use half and stick the other half in the freezer for future use.  Yesterday, however, I had no more frozen pie dough waiting for me in my freezer so I had to buy some from my grocery store.  It turned out just as yummy.  Here’s how I did it.

Ingredients:

  • Two store bought raw pie crusts defrosted
  • 4 cups of blueberries
  • 3/4 cup of sugar (vanilla sugar is also great with this if you have any)
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp of butter cut into small cubes
  • optional egg wash:  one egg, one tbsp water

Directions:

For those of you who are a little freaked out about making a lattice top for your pie, here’s a super simple tutorial on youtube.  The woman in the video measured the strips with a ruler but… just eye ball it guys… You’re making a pie, not conducting a science experiment.  It doesn’t have to be that perfect 😉

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