Fresh Blueberry Pie
This fresh blueberry pie is really scrumptious, and best when the blueberries are in season. And especially good when you pick the berries yourself!
You may already know that blueberries are considered to be a highly nutritious fruit. They are high in many vitamins like Vitamin A and K and C. They are also high in anti oxidants. So to put all that in a fresh pie, you can't go wrong!
3/4 c. of sugar or sweetener of your choice
3 Tblsp. of corn starch
1/8 tsp. of salt
1/4 c. of water
4 cups of fresh blueberries
1 Tblsp. of butter
1 Tblsp. of lemon juice
Whipping cream (optional)
Combine the sugar, corn starch and salt in a sauce pan. Add the water and 2 cups of the blueberries - set the others aside. Cook it over medium heat, stirring constantly until it is thick and clear.
Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in butter and lemon juice. Then let the mixture cool.
Bake a prepared pie shell. Either use your own recipe or purchase a prepared shell in the frozen food section of grocery store. If you like a natural pie crust, I love the brand called "Wholly Wholesome" which is an all natural organic crust I get at the health food store.
In the baked and cooled pie shell, add in the remaining 2 cups of fresh blueberries. Pour the cooked, cooled blueberry mixture over top of fresh blueberries. Chill and serve with whipped cream. Or ice cream.
I have used this as a basic recipe for other types of berry pies as well. So depending on what berries are in season, you can change out what you put into the pie. So enjoy!