Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blueberry Pie

This pie is an award winner -- yes it is! Give it a try when blueberry season arrives. If you have a Costco near you, that's a great place to buy blueberries in large quantities.

6 cups blueberries (1 whole basket of Costco berries)
1 Granny Smith apple, grated using large holes in grater
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon butter
prepared pie crust for a 2 crust pie. You can find the recipe here or you can use Pillsbury readymade crusts.

Preheat oven to 425.

Place all of the ingredients (except the butter) in a large mixing bowl. Toss gently to combine. Pour filling into a dough lined pie pan. Dot with butter. Adjust top crust, cut vents and flute rim. Sprinkle top lightly with sugar. Place pie onto a baking sheet and into the oven for 35 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes until top is golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 3 hours before cutting to allow juices to set.