Perfect Blueberry Pie Filling

Perfect Blueberry Pie Filling

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    pints blueberries (4 cups)

  • ¾

    cup sugar

  • 3

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3

    tablespoons water

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon rind, grated

  • ½

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • 2

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1

    egg, well beaten with

  • 1

    pinch salt, for egg washing top of pie

  • 2

    tablespoons sugar, for top of pie

  • 2

    individual pie crusts

Directions

1 Combine 1 cup berries with 3/4 cup sugar in pan. 2 Simmer on low heat until sugar is melted and mixture is very liquid; about 5 minutes. 3 Combine cornstarch and water in bowl. 4 Add to pan with blueberries. 5 Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to full boil and is clear and thick. 6 Pour hot mixture into large bowl.Cool until warm. 7 Fold in remaining 3 cups of blueberries, lemon rind, cinnamon,nutmeg and butter. 8 Let cool before adding to pie crust. 9 Add top crust and brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar. 10 Preheat oven to 400°F but reduce heat to 375°F when you put pie in oven. Bake about 40 minutes. Check pie halfway through baking; cover edges with a strip of foil if edges are getting too brown. 11 This technique works for any delicate fruit such as raspberries or strawberries.


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