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Contest-Winning Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe

Contest-Winning Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe

I've been making this dessert for decades since blueberries are readily available in Michigan. Nothing says summer like a piece of fresh blueberry pie! —Linda Kernan, Mason, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 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 pastry shell (9 inches), baked


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Add butter, lemon juice and remaining berries; stir until butter is melted. Cool. Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.

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Cookiesforkids User ID: 5890772 268940
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

"This is a super recipe that was exactly what I was looking for. I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and a shake or two of cardamom. I freeze it in one cup containers to fill coffee cakes, quick breads and as filling for my blueberry cinnamon rolls. I will never use canned blueberry filling again!!"

Loretta User ID: 9209999 268774
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

"This pie is very good. I actually used the filling for another recipe also."

judontmesswithme User ID: 7075186 260105
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"This pie tasted amazing. My only issue with it was that it ended up being too soggy. It was at least 24 hours before it was somewhat easier to dig it out. Regardless, we will make it again. It only lasted about 2-3 days."

thewackyone User ID: 7807602 257430
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"made mini with this it was fantastic."

jmkarcz User ID: 1932639 252004
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2016

"This is an excellent recipe on its own . I have tried to make it with eddiehamilton's variation without much success. Does anyone know how much cream cheese and how much cool whip is needed. Thank you"

jmoonjones User ID: 8896563 250644
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"I love this recipe and will make it again and again. But I have to ask about the nutrition information. On the page below the list of ingredients it says each slice has 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, etc. While i love the idea of guiltless pie, it would be nice to know the actual stats."

catherine722 User ID: 8453306 249935
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"Excellent flavor, texture, and so easy! I followed this recipe exactly as shown. I'm sure this recipe will work well with any berry. Just adjust the sugar to the sweetness of the berry. This is so MUCH better than any canned pie filling! This is going into my recipe collection today."

Eddiehamilton User ID: 8884945 249866
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016

"This is the best recipe I've ever tried. I even used the base and used strawberries and it works too. I took a bowl of Cool Whip and a block of cream cheese a tablespoon of lemon juice and a 1/2 cup of sugar and mixed It together, put it in the bottom of a graham cracker crust. Then, put the blueberry or strawberry topping on it and... WOW! I'm the new hero at"

sallyg1921 User ID: 3576141 249660
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"Have made this for several years. It's wonderful"

ShirlHouston User ID: 8872336 248821
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"Made this pie today. My husband says it's the best blueberry pie he has ever eaten. Used homemade pie shell; served with sweetened whipped cream."

Haroldandsue User ID: 4612668 248629
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"I have made this for several years!! Will never make the per one again! This is so easy and so good!"

Paulabuckin User ID: 8862785 248364
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"I have fresh blueberries that I had froze. Do you think I can use them and if so should I thaw them first?"

1914skin User ID: 8300958 245006
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Have made it three times already. Most definitely award winning! Thanks a bunch."

gbauto User ID: 8642446 238422
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Made this pie to use up some of my homegrown blueberries. I used a premade graham cracker crust(I'm lazy) and took it to a church dinner-I didn't even get a piece before it was gone. Many great remarks though-I will surely make it again."

jaustinx User ID: 8480034 231046
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Seriously? I emailed this recipe to someone and a subscription request was all she received. The recipe looks good though."

KelelaRCS User ID: 8472186 230698
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Yum, making this right now!!!

Come on Sherri, 1 star ? Calories?? It's pie for goodness sakes, LOTS of calories obviously. Just eat it and enjoy!"

twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 230087
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"First time to make and eat a blueberry was delicious! I did follow the other comments and added 1 additional Tbs of corn starch. Perfect!!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 230042
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"Hi Sherri,

All the nutritional information, including calorie counts can be found right under the ingredient list above.
Sue Stetzel
Field Editor Manager
Taste of Home Magazine"

sherrigardner User ID: 8458057 230038
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"You ought to put the calories on this blueberry pie even on all recipes you dont give out calorie intakes"

Cathy Myers User ID: 2111112 229273
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"This was the best blueberry pie ever! easy to make also. Yummy!!"

benjamingigi User ID: 8412098 228381
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"I swear this is the BEST blueberrry pie I've ever eaten!!! Added more cornstarch...a little less sugar.....THANK YOU! Will be making whenever I can!"

VickyJayne User ID: 7782630 227563
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"This recipe was delicious! So easy to make and little time involved. Will difinitly make this one again!"

sallyjojo User ID: 5675269 227553
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"This was so good and so simple! I used 3 pints of blueberries and a deep dish pie pan. Be sure to let the filling cool before putting it into the crust, this will help the crust not get so soggy. I also added an extra tablespoon of cornstarch after reading the reviews and it set up perfectly. So pretty."

TUGGLE.MARGUERITE User ID: 7965507 33418
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014


kredhead User ID: 710648 33416
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"This one is a keeper, I bet you could use all kinds of fruit or a combination (strawberry with chocolate crust?). The lengthiest part of this recipe is sorting through the blueberries, once thats done it comes together in 5 minutes. Brushed a shortbread crust with egg & baked for 5 minutes as the crust called for. Kept the crust from being soggy and made it sturdy & easy to cut. As others said, the addition of the fresh blueberries gives it texture and flavor and pop..literally. The fresh blueberries pop and crunch in your mouth between the delicious fresh made jell filling. Not too sweet, the berries are sweet enough, I might add a smidgen of cinnamon next time. It set up and cut beautifully, better than I had thought since some reviews said otherwise. Next time I see blueberries priced for quick sale at the market, all I need is a crust and its time for pie. Everything else is on hand, my favorite kind of recipe."

emilyditre User ID: 4336399 203147
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"Super good! Everyone enjoyed it & easy!!"

jcoustenis User ID: 1882791 33384
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"I don't know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe completely. The filling tasted funny, not very sweet and the crust was mush after I poured the filling in and let it set in the refrigerator. Did I maybe not cook the filling enough?"

colky08 User ID: 1087575 29430
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"I have made this twice and we love it. so much better than pie filling because it's not too sweet. I used a shortbread nut crust and it was perfect"

abaker1234 User ID: 4432495 20464
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"This pie filling is absolutely amazing! I made it with blueberries from by garden and the flavor and consistency is perfect. It is crazy easy to make and I love how the rest of the berries are added at the end. I made the pie with a shortbread crust that has lemon zest and it was scrumptious. This will without a doubt be made again!"

Sprucetree18 User ID: 6006412 24541
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Delicious, and so easy with a store-bought pastry shell... I used a shortbread shell and it was even better... I agree with the previous reviewer, dividing the berries is key, the berries you cook burst and the remaining 2 cups of berries added at the end add that fresh texture."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 26370
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"This was a delicious blueberry pie. I really like the addition of the fresh berries at the end of the cooking process. It gave the pie a nice texture. Add a dollop of whip cream and this is a classic summer dessert."

[email protected] User ID: 4897447 26332
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"I use this recipe all the time but I make a meringue for the top. I make all my berry pies this way. easy and they cut beautifully which makes a nice presentation if you have company."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 203146
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I love blueberry pie and was excited to find this simple recipe. I had to add an additional TBSP of cornstarch, as the mix did not thicken and I was afraid it would be runny. The flavor was there and it did mostly set up well. I found it needed something else...maybe an additional fruit (blackberry or raspberry) or perhaps a cream of some sort (whipped topping, ice cream, or cream in the mix.) Overall, well received but not 5 stars."

Malderma User ID: 1919646 203145
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"Wonderful way to use my freshly picked blueberries"

fromscratchaddict User ID: 7157881 25968
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Just made this pie. I didn't have enough blueberries so I used about 3 cups of blackberries for a total of 5 cups of fruit. The key to this recipe is the pre-baked pie shell and cooking the fruit on the stovetop. I tried another recipe from tasteofhome and that one called for uncooked berries and uncooked pie shell in addition to other similar ingredients. What a gloppy mess! I ended up throwing the pie out in one day after baking. My son is eyeing this pie while it cools in the refrigerator. I don't think there will be much left by tomorrow. Thanks for an easy and foolproof recipe. You can really use this recipe for any type of berry."

QuiACoupeLeFromage User ID: 6779416 203144
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"Very good, but needed maybe a tablespoon more cornstarch to keep from running."

tohfood User ID: 4332705 33727
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"The recipe printed in the magazine says one pastry shell, BAKED - that's the mistake on the one above...hope this helps!"

sandyko User ID: 5901524 25962
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"Hasn't anyone noticed that you put the

RAW pie crust in the pie pan, add the blueberry filling, and refrigerate until serving.
Surely you have to bake the crust--either before or after adding the filling."

wld User ID: 1152250 86681
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"I've always made two crust blueberry pie.

This was easy to make and tasted great! Delicious with some whipped cream."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 20463
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"We love this pie, but I have to use an extra tablespoon of cornstarch or it will be runny. We grow our own blueberries; not sure if that has anything to do with it."

pamelag21 User ID: 1233367 20462
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"Fabulous - I make it every summer. We have lots of saskatoons, not blueberries though. Still turns out great!"

stephanie m User ID: 2236384 25961
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"really lets the berries shine!"

Saphira_101 User ID: 3068147 20460
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"This recipe was simply wonderful. quick and easy to make. I have a fairly large household so made two.... not even crumbs crumbs remained. Thanks for the great recipe!"

[email protected] User ID: 1638195 33383
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"My husband and I agree this is the best blueberry pie ever. What distinguishes this from others is that the berries added at the end stay nice and crisp and, mixed with the other cooked longer, give a wonderful texture to the pie. Absolutely fabulous!"

Whisk-karrs User ID: 4511400 24539
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"pie definately has a lemony twist to it if you use bottle lemon juice. A little different than blueberry pies I've had in the past."

Monkeez User ID: 3442318 72177
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"This is a delicious pie! I did it a little different though. I did a crust on the top and bottom. It was delicious that way. All you have to do to add a top crust is: bake the bottom crust for 10 min. perpare filling as directed and pour in crust, add top crust and bake about 20-30 min. I'm sure it is great without the crust also."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 72175
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"This is our favorite blueberry pie. However, I always have to use more cornstarch than listed in the recipe, or the filling will be runny. I also like to add a little cinnamon."

susanhelenhall User ID: 1714796 25960
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"This pie is delicious! I'm not really good at baking. However, this recipe was very easy, and it's the best blueberry pie I have ever tasted. Make it! You won't be sorry."

[email protected] User ID: 673840 203143
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"BEST blueberry pie ever! Stays together nicely and serves perfect. It has become a new favorite of mine."

pepper6 User ID: 1017789 26331
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2008

"This is the best blueberry pie recipe I have ever had! My 84 year-old mother-in-law couldn't stop raving about it."

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