Last weekend I made this delicious semi-homemade blueberry pie for Sunday dinner with the family and it was a hit (even among non-blueberry lovers!)
If you’re planning ahead for 4th of July or Father’s Day, you can’t go wrong with this yummy dessert!
- 6 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- Heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Take out the pre-made crust and let sit out to become room temperature (this will make it easier to work with).
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon and blueberries – I recommend mixing together the dry ingredients in the bowl and then slowing adding in the blueberries to easily mix it together. You want to lightly coat the blueberries in the dry mixture.
- After blueberries are coated in mixture, set aside and take one pie crust and line an un-greased pie pan with the dough. Remove any excess dough from the edges.
- Pour blueberry mixture into the crust-lined pie dish.
- Cut up the butter into small chunks and sprinkle on top of the blueberries.
- Cover the blueberries with the second pie crust. Press the edges of the crust together with your fingers to create a pinch or crimp at the edges.
- Whisk egg and milk together to create the egg wash, brush the top crust with the mixture. Score the pie on the top of the crust to allow it to breath.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and let it bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes. Add a piece of tin foil below the dish in the oven to make clean up easy if any thing spills over.
- Transfer to wire rack and let cool. Cool completely before serving.
To really indulge, serve it with ice cream and enjoy!
Although summer doesn’t technically start until next week, it certainly feels like it has arrived here in south Florida! How do you plan on kicking off summer?