Ozark Blueberry Pie Recipe

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Blueberries grow well in this area, and this old-time recipe goes over well with pie eaters. It won first prize at the 1990 Missouri State Fair!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • CRUST:
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 583 calories, 28 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine first eight filling ingredients. Stir in blueberries; set aside.
  2. For crust, in another bowl combine the flour, salt and mace. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Gradually add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and toss with a fork until a ball is formed. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  3. Divide pastry in half so that one ball is slightly large than the other. Roll out large ball on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-in. pie plate.
  4. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge of plate. Add the filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Beat egg with water; brush over crust. Cut slits in top.
  5. Bake at 425° for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ozark Blueberry Pie in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p80

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"...not the best combination of flavors."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Can you use a generic pie crust instead of this one?"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"this is likely the Best pie my husband and I ever ate!!

Can't wait to make it again."

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