Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie Recipes

Blueberry PieEnjoy a Big Slice of Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie
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These are Grandma's favorite old fashioned blueberry pie recipes. Blueberries are truly delicious, especially when fresh picked and made into a pie that's served warm from the oven with a generous scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Discover  for yourself how good they taste.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

New England Blueberry Pie

This New England-style blueberry pie is easy to make, and the results always taste delicious.

Wash and dredge blueberries with flour; then scatter among them 1/2 cup sugar for each pint of berries. Fill paste shells with this, dot with butter, cover with another crust and bake. Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes, then reduce oven heat to 350°F and continue baking until done.

These are richer than blueberry or huckleberry pies when made in the usual way, the flour thickening the juice slightly and the butter tempering the acid.

Down Home Blueberry Pie

1/4 cup flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter

Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Sift flour, sugar, and salt together. Sprinkle about 1/4 flour mixture over the uncooked bottom crust, then add the blueberries and the remaining flour mixture.

Sprinkle evenly with lemon juice and dot with butter. Add the top crust, seal the edges, and flute.

Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes, then reduce oven heat to 350°F and continue baking until blueberries are tender, about 30 minutes.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie Recipe

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book (1916)

2-1/2 cups berries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, flour. Line a deep plate with plain paste, fill with berries slightly dredged with flour; sprinkle with sugar and salt, cover, and bake forty-five to fifty minutes in a moderate (350°F) oven.

For sweetening, some prefer to use one-third molasses, the remaining two-thirds to be sugar.

Six green grapes (from which the seeds have been removed) cut in small pieces much improve the flavor, particularly where huckleberries are used in place of blueberries.

Where to Find Fresh Blueberries

Cluster of Highbush Blueberries RipeningCluster of Highbush Blueberries
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Commercially grown blueberries can often be found for sale in supermarkets, and baskets of handpicked wild blueberries can sometimes be purchased from roadside stands in areas that support their growing.

Highbush Blueberry Rows At Wilmot OrchardsHighbush Blueberry Rows At Wilmot Orchards
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My wife Vicki loves to pick Highbush blueberries in season at a large cultivated blueberry farm called Wilmot Orchards located near Newcastle, Ontario, just north of Lake Ontario. Their picking season starts late July through August.

The blueberry farm grows several cultivated Highbush varieties that vary in their ripening times, allowing up to six weeks picking during blueberry season.

Varieties vary between tart and sweet tasting, and the later in the season, the sweeter the berry.

Field of Highbush Blueberry Bushes At Wilmot OrchardsField of Highbush Blueberries
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The acres of ripe, plump berries are plentiful on bushes 5 to 6 feet high, so you can pick your own while standing comfortably, and the ripe berries make awesome pies using an old fashioned blueberry pie recipe.

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