Seriously? The best pie? Well, yeah. We proclaim this the BEST blueberry pie for a couple of reasons:
You can make it in the blink of an eye.
It tastes like fresh blueberries, and requires only a short bit of baking.
It’s a wonderful way to use our all-butter U-Bake Pie Shell.
And it has only a few ingredients:
2 pints ripe blueberries – use the best ones you can find.
3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with a splash of water, to thicken berry mixture.
Fresh lemon juice or, if you’re feeling fancy, berry liqueur
A pinch of salt – we also like to add a pinch of cinnamon, but it’s not necessary.
1 Grand Central U-bake Pie Shell
Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)
Step 1: Pre-bake (blind bake) the pie shell. Do this in the morning while it’s cool.
Step 2: Wash the berries. Divide them into two bowls.
Step 3: Combine half the berries with sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until juicy and bubbling. Add cornstarch-water mixture and continue stirring over medium-low heat until mixture is thick and shiny. This could take as little as three minutes or as long as seven or eight.
Step 4: Remove pan from heat. Add salt and lemon juice. Stir in the fresh berries.
Step 5: Pour berry filling into baked, cooled pie crust. Let it cool for a few hours. The filling will set up nicely.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, or just eat it all by itself.