Homemade Blueberry Pie
Old-fashioned blueberry pie made the Southern way with simple ingredients and thickened with tapioca! Complete with a from-scratch buttery, pie crust!
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Buttery Pie Crusts
cold unsalted butter
chopped into pieces
cold butter-flavored shortening
(may need a tad more if dough is too dry)
unsalted butter, chopped
heavy whipping cream
(for brushing pie crust)
(for sprinkling on pie crust)
Make The Pie Crust!
To make the pie crusts, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt.
Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter, and shortening until the mixture resembles a large crumb.
Pour in the water and stir until a dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a work surface and gently knead to combine all the flour to create a soft ball of dough.
Divide the ball into two equal-sized balls.
Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap.
Chill the dough for 1-hour or until ready to use.
Make the Blueberry Filling!
In a large deep skillet, add 3 cups of blueberries, lemon juice, and sugar.
Heat over medium heat, while mashing the blueberries.( Blueberries will become easier to mash as they heat)
When the blueberries have released their juices, bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
Simmer until mixture has reduced and thickened.
Turn off heat and stir in lemon zest and tapioca.
Remove from heat and gently stir in remaining blueberries.
Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
Let mixture cool completely.
Roll out one of the chilled pie crusts and place it into a glass, deep dish pie plate.
Pour blueberry mixture and spread out.
Top with chopped butter.
Roll out the second chilled pie crust and place over the filling, sealing the edges.
Brush the top crust with heavy cream and sprinkle sugar.
Create 3-4 slits in the center of the pie for ventilation.
Bake in preheated 375 F. oven on center rack for 50-55 minutes or until crust is golden.
Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
Let pie cool completely before cutting.
Recipe from www.divascancook.com