Perfect Blueberry Pie - this is the best fresh blueberry pie recipe you will ever try

The Perfect Blueberry Pie

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 609kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 12 tablespoons ice-cold butter - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup ice water

Blueberry Pie Filling

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup instant tapioca
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

Pie Crust

  • Add the flour, salt and sugar to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade.
  • Pulse 2-3 times to mix. A
  • dd the butter and shortening.
  • Pulse 8-10 times or until the butter is the size of peas.
  • With the processor running, add the water slowly until the dough begins to form a ball.
  • Dump dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a ball.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cut the dough in half.
  • On a floured surface, roll each half into a circle.
  • Roll from the center to the edge, turning regularly to make sure it doesn’t stick.
  • Roll the dough circle around rolling pin and transfer to a pie plate.
  • Unroll the dough to fit the pan. Repeat with the top crust.

Blueberry Pie Filling

  • In a large bowl combine berries, tapioca, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  • Mix well.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Pour berry mixture into prepared pie crust.
  • Dot butter on top of berries.
  • Place second pie crust on top of berries.
  • Crimp edges.
  • Make an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of milk or cream.
  • Brush the egg wash over the top and sides of the crust.
  • This will make a nice brown, shiny crust.
  • You can also sprinkle sanding sugar crystals on top of the egg wash.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes.