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Contest-Winning Fresh Blueberry Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + cooling


6-8 servings

Updated: May. 28, 2023
I've been making this blueberry pie recipe for decades since the ingredients for the filling are readily available in Michigan. Nothing says summer like a piece of fresh blueberry pie! —Linda Kernan, Mason, Michigan


  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 5 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. On a floured surface, roll dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Trim and flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights. Bake on a lower oven rack until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until smooth. Add 3 cups blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  3. Remove from the heat. Add butter, lemon juice and remaining 2 cups berries; stir until butter is melted. Cool. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until serving.

Fresh Blueberry Pie Tips

Should I thaw frozen blueberries before baking them in a pie?

No, you don't need to thaw frozen blueberries before baking! The heat of the oven (or in this recipe, the heat of the stovetop) will thaw the berries. Blueberries are one of the best berries to use frozen in a pie because they have thick skins and retain their moisture and juiciness without becoming mushy. If you have extra frozen blueberries left over, use them up in this frozen blueberry muffin recipe.

Why is my blueberry pie runny?

There are a few reasons why your blueberry pie is runny. To avoid a runny pie, make sure to cook the berries with cornstarch for two minutes. The cornstarch will cook and thicken the fruit’s juices and prevent your pie filling from becoming too runny. Learn more about thickening a pie filling.

How do you know when blueberry pie is done?

For blueberry pies baked in the oven, you can tell when the pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. When preparing the filling on a stovetop, like this blueberry pie recipe, the filling should be nice and thick before being poured into the crust.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 269 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.