Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Of course, the first thing we think of when we pick fresh blueberries is baking a blueberry pie!

Just out of the oven!

So, one morning recently, when it was still a little cool, I baked our season's first Blueberry Pie! 

And - here's the first slice!

The recipe I use isn't difficult to find.  It comes from Betty Crocker's 1986 edition.  The following recipe is for a 9-inch pie, though I baked a 10-inch one.  The Longaberger pie plates are a really nice size.:-)


Pastry for a 9-inch Two-Crust Pie
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired (I always include this!)
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons butter

- Heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Prepare pastry.  Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Stir in blueberries.  Turn into pastry-lined pie plate; sprinkle with lemon juice.  Dot with butter.  Cover with top crust that has slits cut in it; seal and flute.  Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning;  remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.  Bake until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, 35 to 45 minutes.  8 servings.

I apologize for the lack of pictures in the Potato Salad post.  As I was serving 20+ people, I doubled the recipe.  I had potatoes, relish, onions, and eggs all over the kitchen!:-)  Since I was taking it to church for serving to the adult day care participants and staff, I immediately placed it into the container for storage, rather than showing the finished product in a serving bowl.  Time was a factor, and I have discovered that my kitchen isn't the best place to take a good picture, so I thought I would take a picture of the plate as it was served.  Then, I left my camera behind! 

The next post will continue with our garden harvest.  While I was involved in two days of UMW Committee meetings last week, The Husband picked over 40 ears of corn!  He was good to shuck it and scrape it from the cob, and we have enjoyed some corn on the cob.:-)

Thank you so much for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Berry pies should always be accompanied by a big scoop of ice cream. Yum. :):) Smiles Susie

  2. Blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. yummo! beautiful photos! Beautiful pie, oh my,,,

  4. {Drool} how delicious fresh Blueberry Pie !
    Thank you for sharing your recipe, it's going on my 'to do' list :)

  5. I do love blueberry pie. It is my husband's favorite as well. They never go to waste around here. In fact I like blueberries just about anyway. The recipe sound nice and it looks like it was a very good pie as the pan is empty. :)

  6. I'm sure that pie was wonderful! It's also wonderful that you are able to grow your own berries and even put some in the freezer for later usage, which other folks will enjoy as well. The Husband does a great job with things around there, as you have noticed over the decades, and I think the two of you are a great pair! Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe! :-)

  7. Hi Nellie, The Blueberry Pie looks delicious.. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on mine please....


  8. Oh- I used to love eating blueberry pie. I haven't made one in several years. My grands like Blueberry Crumble so that is what I usually make.

    I bet we hear about CORN tomorrow! xo Diana

  9. Ohhhh yummmmmmmmm...

    "Auntie sezzzzzz..." :-)

  10. your pie looks wonderful! enjoy!