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Blueberry pie in basket

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Reminder

Blueberries are plentiful right now and there is still time to bake up a fresh dessert for the weekend...Here is my sister-in-law, Lynn's, "Blueberry Easy As Pie" recipe.

Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch or flour

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter (1/2 stick)(NOT melted)
  • Dash cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper (makes for an easy clean-up). Unroll one pie crust into a 9 inch pie plate and crimp the edges. Toss the blueberries, sugar, and corn starch/flour together and then fill the pie plate.

Mix the crumb topping flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the sugar and cut in the butter using a fork to combine until it is a "crumbly" mixture. Pour topping over pie.

Put pie on covered cookie sheet and into oven on bottom shelf. Bake 45 - 60 minutes until the crumbs are golden brown and the pie is bubbling. Remove, cool on wire rack.

Alternative 1: Instead of the Crumb Topping, use the other dough sheet on top and cut star shapes out of it. Apply and crimp the top and bottom crust edges together.

Alternative 2: No pie crust? Just skip the crust part, cover the blueberry mixture with the crumb topping, and Voila...a Blueberry Cobbler! BONUS: Less calories so you can have that second slice!

TIP: Depending on oven, you may want to cover the edges with foil so they won't burn.

Put the pie in a basket and bring to a B-B-Q. Enjoy and have a fun weekend!

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Luci Weston

@BB, @Pat: I've had Lynn's pie and they are always great - as my nephew once said, "Mommy is a very good baker!"

When she read me the recipe, I couldn't get over how easy it is...I will ask her about peach pie. I know she makes a mean chocolate cream for the holidays!

Patricia S

I was in the mood yesterday to try making the blueberry pie. It was so easy to make and delicious! It will be the recipe I use for the rest of the summer while blueberries are in season.

Does she have a peach pie recipe?

Bionic Beauty

Thanks Luci for the book! I'm so honored to win! :)
And that pie sounds absolutely delicious. Grreeattt... now you made me hungry. Maybe I'll make some brownies to go along with my blogging spree tonight.

Thanks for all you do on this wonderful website!

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