Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie is a real comfort food, served warm with a big scoop of ice cream, it’s the perfect family dessert. Pastry can be tricky to perfect so if you’re not completely confident just roll out ready-to-use pastry or a bag to which you add water. It’s the blueberry filling that’s the real winner here!

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 90 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 2 hours 30 mins
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • For the pastry:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • Or simply Premade Pastry
  • Milk for brushing
  • For the filling:
  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of a lemon
Instructions
  1. For the pastry:
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, salt and flour. Pour in 1/4 cup of water very slowly while mixing together until the dough is soft. Add a little more if necessary but don’t over water!
  3. Place the dough ball on a lightly floured surface and divide in two. Roll the halves into 2 flat circles. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400F
  5. Remove 1 half of the chilled pastry and roll out to fit in a 9 inch pie tin. Place the pastry tin in the fridge until your filling is ready.
  6. For the Filling:
  7. In a pan over a low heat, ad the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and blueberries. Simmer gently for a few minutes.
  8. Remove the tin from the fridge and fill with the bluberry filling.
  9. With the second sheet of pastry, roll into a 9 inch circle and place on top of the blueberry filling.
  10. Brush the top layer with milk and place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and bake for another 35 minutes until the juices begin to bubble and the pastry is a dark golden brown.
  12. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve with ice cream!
 

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