Old-Fashioned Blueberry Pie


Showcase summer's blueberry bounty in this traditional pie with a flaky pastry. It is delicious as is, but no one will object if you serve each piece with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The pie serves about six people.

Active Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
1 (9-inch) pie


Flaky Pie Pastry

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 5 to 6 tablespoons ice water


  • 4 cups blueberries

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Make the Flaky Pie Pastry

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in 5 tablespoons of the water, until just moistened. If the dough seems dry, stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of water.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 3 times. Divide the dough into 2 pieces, pat into 6-inch disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the flaky pie pastry into two 12-inch rounds 1/8 inch thick. Fit 1 round into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Transfer the other round to a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a bowl, toss the berries with the sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Pour the filling into the lined pie plate.

Assemble and Bake the Pie

  1. Lightly brush the rim of the bottom crust with water and drape the top crust over the filling. Press the dough edges together and trim the overhang to 1/2 inch; fold the overhang under and crimp decoratively. Using a sharp knife, make a 1-inch slash in the center of the top crust.

  2. Bake the pie for 1 hour, or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.

Make Ahead

The pie dough can be refrigerated for 1 day or frozen for up to 1 month.

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