The Perfect Blueberry Pie recipe uses a homemade pie crust and fresh blueberries. You’ll love this classic pie recipe!

Slice of blueberry pie sitting on a white plate.

What is a summer picnic without blueberry pie? It is always a disappointing discovery to find that no one thought to bring blueberry pie. Sure, there are many delicious summer desserts, but blueberry pie has always been our favorite. Never experienced homemade blueberry pie? Well, it’s nothing like a store bought pie, which may be even worse than no pie at all! This recipe produces the most buttery and flaky crust, and those blueberries? We just can’t get enough! You’ll especially want to grab vanilla ice cream to go with it. Trust us. 

How do you make blueberry pie filling with frozen blueberries?

If you want to use frozen blueberries to make blueberry pie, thaw and rinse the blueberries, drain well, and pat them dry. Frozen berries have excess liquid due to the freezing process and you just need to make sure to get rid of that before proceeding to use in a blueberry pie recipe.

What thickens pie filling?

Cornstarch, flour, and tapioca are the most common thickeners used for pie fillings. Each of these thickeners require different amounts and are used for different purposes in pie making. It is best to follow the recipe instructions for which thickener to use.

What type of flour is used for pie crust?

All-purpose flour and pastry flour work best for making pie crusts due to their protein content (8-10%). For best results use one of these flours. Do not use cake flour or self rising flour for making pie crusts. Gluten-free flour options vary a great deal. Blends that are designed for a straight conversion will work best for a gluten-free option.

Why do people put vodka in pie crust?

Vodka is used in pie crust as it does not contribute to the formation of gluten. This creates a pie dough that is easy to roll out and re-roll if needed and still turn out perfectly soft and flaky. The alcohol quickly burns off during the baking process so there is no alcohol flavor left once the pie crust is done baking. Equal parts vodka to chilled water create the best result.

Blueberry Pie in a pie pan sitting on a countertop.

Storage Instructions: 

Let your pie cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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