Five-Minute Blueberry Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
It's a wonder what you can do with five ingredients plus whipped cream topping, especially considering one of those ingredients is water! This no-bake blueberry pie is quick, easy—and delightful.

Updated: Jun. 06, 2024

Some food names stray into the territory of hyperbole. The 100 Grand candy bar? That thing costs a dollar. Overnight oats? They can be ready in two hours. But our five-minute blueberry pie? This one’s legit. With a bit of practice, you really can throw this no-bake pie together in five minutes, and the folks lucky enough to get a slice will never suspect. (Curious about why we call these our million-dollar recipes?)

Almost as exciting as the five minutes of hands-on time this pie requires is the fact that it’s made with such common ingredients, you might be able to make your blueberry pie with graham cracker crust without a trip to the store. Start now, and you’ll be in flavor country in about half an hour, and almost all that time will be spent waiting for this blueberry pie to chill.

Ingredients for No-Bake Blueberry Pie

  • Sugar: What would a pie be without a good dose of sugar? Certainly not a repeat project, that much we know.
  • Cornstarch: The cornstarch acts as a thickener, helping create some texture and cohesion among the pie filling.
  • Blueberries One of the best things about this recipe is the fact that you can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Just make sure they’re fully thawed if you’re using frozen.
  • Graham cracker crust: You can use a store-bought graham cracker crust or make one yourself, though that of course adds time to the whole five-minute thing. We’ll talk about DIY pie crust later.
  • Whipped cream: Some people see the whipped cream as optional. And that’s fine, we’re all entitled to our opinions.

Directions

Step 1: Prepare the crust

If you’re using a store-bought crust, make sure it’s thawed and at the ready. If you’re making your own, now’s the time to do it. (See below for quick tips on how to make graham cracker crust.)

Step 2: Combine the sugar and cornstarch

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch, then stir in the water, mixing until the blend is smooth. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat, then keep it at an energetic simmer, stirring often, for two minutes.

Step 3: Add the blueberries

Add in the blueberries, simmering for another three minutes while stirring often.

Step 4: Fill the crust, then chill

Pour the cooked filling into the graham cracker crust and spread it evenly, then chill the pie in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Garnish each serving with whipped cream if desired, which will be the case.

No-Bake Blueberry Pie Variations

  • Mix up the berries: You know what goes great with blueberries? More berries. You can add in blackberries, raspberries, mulberries and more alongside, or even in place of, the blueberries and enjoy a tasty no-bake pie.
  • Use a different crust: If you don’t have (or don’t care for) graham crackers, then just use a traditional pie crust here. The key is to pre-bake (or “blind bake,” as some chefs say) the crust ahead of time. Just know that can be a bit of a process, sometimes involving pie weights.
  • Serve it à la mode: There’s one proper way to serve this pie without the whipped cream: with ice cream. A scoop of classic vanilla ice cream right on top is a good thing to do.

How to Store No-Bake Blueberry Pie

This no-bake blueberry pie can be stored in the fridge for up to three days, provided it’s well-wrapped in airtight material or transferred to an airtight container. It will remain food safe for months in the freezer, but it will be a rather mushy mess when thawed, so it’s really best to spend the few minutes and make a fresh one.

No-Bake Blueberry Pie Tips

How do I make graham cracker crust?

You’ll need about 12 full-sheet graham crackers (or 1-1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, once they’re pulverized), 1/4 cup of sugar and 6 tablespoons of melted butter. Use a food processor to pulverize the graham crackers, then combine the crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Next, stir in the melted butter, and after some mixing, transfer the mixture to a pie dish and form it into a crust shape using your fingers. That’s really all there is to it!

What is the best way to thaw frozen blueberries?

The best way to rather quickly thaw frozen blueberries is with room-temperature water. Place them in a large bowl and fill it with plenty of water, fully covering the fruit, and let them sit for about five minutes. Now, the fastest way to thaw frozen blueberries is in the microwave. Arrange them on a plate and cover them with a paper towel, then zap them for 15 seconds. Some may break down and get a bit soggy, but that’s OK, as they are about to be cooked.

How do I make homemade whipped cream?

All you need is 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and some time with a stand mixer or hand mixer. Combine the ingredients and whisk away at a fast speed for three to four minutes, and you’ll be good to go.

No-Bake Blueberry Pie

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add blueberries. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into crust. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 202 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

If you like the taste of fresh blueberries, you'll love this pie. Since it's a breeze to whip up, I make it often, especially in summer. -Milda Anderson, Osceola, Wisconsin