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Deep-Dish Blueberry Pie

  • ACTIVE: 40 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 HRS 55 MIN plus cooling
  • SERVINGS: Makes one 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 2 1/2 pounds blueberries (8 cups)
  2. 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  3. 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. Flaky Pie Dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and position a rack in the lower third. In a bowl, toss the blueberries with the 3/4 cup of sugar, the cornstarch, the lemon juice, the lemon zest and the salt.
  2. Roll out the larger piece of Flaky Pie Dough to a 13-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick. Line a 9 1/2-by-1 3/4-inch glass pie plate with the dough. Brush the overhang with water and spoon in the filling.
  3. Roll out the smaller piece of dough to a 12-inch round and lay it over the filling; press the edges together. Trim the overhang to 1/2 inch, fold it under itself and crimp. Lightly brush the top with water and sprinkle with sugar. Cut a few slits for steam to escape.
  4. Bake the pie until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown, about 2 to 2 1/4 hours. Cover the edge of the pie with foil if it begins to darken. Let cool for 5 hours at room temperature before serving.
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