Classic Double Crust Blueberry Pie

Classic double crust blueberry pie recipe

The Spruce Eats/Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
241 Calories
5g Fat
50g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 241
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 3g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fresh blueberries are some of the best treasures of summer, and a flavorful cinnamon-spiced blueberry pie will be welcomed by your family and guests. Besides being a delicious fruit, blueberries are called a superfood due to their beneficial nutrients and antioxidants.

You can grow blueberries in your garden or buy them from local growers at a farmers' market in season. You can often find blueberries at your supermarket or warehouse store, although those are unlikely to be locally grown. Look for fresh blueberries that are firm, plump, and don't have a silvery surface. Frozen blueberries are a good choice between blueberry seasons. They are picked at their peak and can be used to make pie all year long.

Use your favorite pie crust recipe or purchased refrigerated pastry to make this recipe. Finish the top crust with an egg wash and sprinkle it with decorating sugar or cinnamon sugar just before baking.

Ingredients

  • 2 pie crusts (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (finely grated)
  • 6 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed, rinsed well)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cream (or milk)
  • Garnish: cinnamon-sugar or vanilla sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for double crust blueberry pie
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  2. Heat the oven to 425 F.

  3. If making a homemade pie pastry, prepare and chill it following the recipe instructions.

    Prepare and chill pie pastry
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  4. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, grated lemon zest, and blueberries. 

    Flour and blueberries
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  5. Roll out half of the pastry.

    Roll out pastry
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  6. Line a 9-inch pie pan and trim edges.

    Crust in pan
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  7. Pour the blueberry mixture into the pie crust and dot it with small pieces of butter. 

    Put filling in
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  8. Roll out remaining pastry to about 1/8-inch thick.

    Roll out remaining dough
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  9. Cover the filling, and trim, turn the edge under, and crimp the top piece of pastry. 

    Cover
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  10. Combine the egg yolk and cream or milk in small bowl; blend well.

    Combine egg yolk and cream
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  11. Lightly brush the egg-cream glaze over the top crust and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or vanilla sugar.

    Brush on glaze
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  12. Cut several vents in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.

    Cut vents
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  13. Bake at 425 F for about 40 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

    Brown pie
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  14. If the crust is browning too much, use a pie ring or foil ring to protect the edges.

    Use pie ring
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  15. Allow your pie to cool on a rack before you slice and serve it.

    Allow pie to cool
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  16. Blueberry pie is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    Scoop of vanilla
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Tip

  • You can make a blueberry pie a day ahead of ​time, if desired. It can simply be covered with foil and stored at room temperature. You can reheat the pie in a 200 F oven for 10 to 20 minutes. Or, you can reheat slice or the whole pie in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave.

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