Traditional American Blueberry Pie
I know I mentioned before that I am really into cheesecakes – the classic ones. My favorite really is Blueberry Cheesecake. I super love blueberries! Well, for me, everything about these tiny orbs is excellent. Their taste is well-balanced – sweet and a little bit acidic. Some are tarter while others are sweeter.
And you know what I really like about blueberries? They are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and other compounds that are quite beneficial for the human body. They are actually regarded as the king of antioxidants because they are, indeed, a rich source of these free-radical-fighting compounds. That makes them very useful in fighting the effects of aging as well as in preventing the development of cancer. They also protect the good cholesterol in the body and they play a vital role in regulating blood pressure.
This page is not enough to list all the health benefits of blueberries. The bottom line is, these fruit may be tiny, but they come with great goodness. With that said, you must incorporate blueberries into your diet.
There are many recipes out there that you can make using blueberries. One of them, of course, is Blueberry Cheesecake. Another good one is the Traditional American Blueberry Pie.
Here you go:
This recipe is the traditional American way of making the famous blueberry pie. It is so delicious and very pretty with a lattice top.
1 9-inch double-crust pie
4 c. fresh blueberries
3/4 c. white sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl and then sprinkle over fresh blueberries.
- Put one pie crust into a pie dish. Pour the blueberry mixture into the crust and dot with butter.
- Cut the remaining pastry into 1/2-inch strips and create a lattice top. Crimp the edges.
- Bake for about 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Bake the pie on the lower shelf of the oven.
- Cuisine: American
Is It Okay to Use Frozen Blueberries?
It’s absolutely fine to utilize frozen blueberries. You also don’t have to thaw them as the heat of the oven will do that later on.
Unlike other fruits used as pie fillings, blueberries have thick skins, which help retain their moisture as well as their juiciness without getting too soft or pulpy. Again, frozen blueberries can be used. But if you have access to fresh blueberries, it would be better to use them.
How to Know When the Pie Is Done
If you are using an oven, you will know that the pie is done when the crust turns golden brown and the filling starts to bubble.
This recipe only takes about an hour to make. Not bad at all. And besides, the wait is worth it because this traditional American blueberry pie is delectable. It makes an incredible afternoon snack or even dessert. You can even serve it during parties. Oh, believe me, everybody would rave about it!