Get ready to indulge in the sweet and tangy flavors with this irresistible frozen blueberry pie recipe. Featuring a buttery, crispy pie crust, an easy lattice decoration, and a sweet and fruity blueberry pie filling, this dessert is perfect for any occasion.
Why we love this recipe
You'll love this frozen blueberry pie recipe not only for its delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors but also for the convenience of using frozen blueberries, allowing you to savor its scrumptious taste throughout the year. It's a timeless dessert that brings the essence of summer to every season.
This homemade blueberry pie recipe featuring a crispy crust enveloping a generous mixture of sweet blueberries, it's a delightful pastry that delivers a burst of fruity flavors with every bite.
- Convenience: You'll love this frozen blueberry pie for its convenience, as it allows you to enjoy the scrumptious taste of blueberries year-round without the need for fresh berries.
- Burst of Flavor: With a crispy crust and a generous filling of sweet blueberries, this pie offers a delightful explosion of fruity flavors in every bite.
- Versatility: This frozen blueberry pie is incredibly versatile, making it suitable for various occasions, from casual family dinners to special celebrations, ensuring everyone can relish its deliciousness.
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*You'll find quantities and full instructions in the recipe card at the end of this page.
Buttery pie crust
- Flour: Use all-purpose flour, ideal for pie crusts as it ensures a light and flaky texture.
- Sugar: Powdered sugar adds a touch of sweetness to the pie crust, but its primary role is structural, contributing to the texture and color of the crust.
- Salt: Salt is essential to enhance the flavor of the pie crust. It balances the sweetness of the sugar and adds depth to the flavors.
- Butter: Cold unsalted Butter is the key ingredient that brings richness and flavor to the crust. Make sure it's cold to achieve a flaky and tender texture.
- Water: Ice-cold water is used to bind the dry ingredients and form the dough. It should be very cold to maintain the flakiness of the crust.
- Blueberries: Use frozen blueberries for this filling. They are convenient and retain their flavor and juiciness for a delightful mouthfeel.
- Sugar: White sugar is added to sweeten the blueberries and balance their naturally tart flavor.
- Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds a tangy note that enhances the blueberry flavor and prevents them from becoming overly sweet. It also provides a touch of freshness.
- Cornstarch: Cornstarch is used as a thickener to bind the blueberry juices and create a thicker, gel-like consistency for the filling.
- Vanilla: Vanilla extract adds a subtle aromatic sweetness that complements the blueberry taste perfectly and adds an extra flavor dimension to the filling.
How to Make a Blueberry Pie with Frozen Blueberries
Make the pie crust
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, powdered sugar, and salt.
- Add the cold butter chunks and blend them with the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour in the ice-cold water and gather the dough into a ball.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap, making sure it's in direct contact with the surface, and refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into two portions and roll out one-half on a lightly floured surface or between two sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of 3-4 mm.
- Place the rolled-out dough in a greased large pie dish and shape a decorative edge with your fingers.
- Prick the bottom with a fork and place the pie crust in the freezer.
Blueberry pie filling
- In a saucepan, place all the ingredients: frozen blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and cornstarch.
- Cook for approximately 5-7 minutes until you achieve a thick mixture.
- Allow it to cool completely before filling the pie crust with the blueberry mixture.
Assembly and decoration
- Roll out the other half of the dough using a rolling pin on a floured surface.
- Using a pastry wheel or a knife, cut strips of dough approximately 2 to 3 cm wide.
- Place the strips of dough vertically on top of the filling, spacing them as closely as possible.
- Now, cut strips of dough of the same width as the previous ones, but this time, place them horizontally on the pie, crossing them with the vertical strips.
- Ensure that the ends of the strips are securely sealed along the edge of the pie to prevent them from spreading during baking.
- Trim any excess dough that extends beyond the edges of the pie and shape the edge according to your preference.
- Return the pie to the freezer for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350°C/ 180°C and remove the pie from the freezer.
- Brush the top of the pie with beaten-egg gilding applied with a pastry brush.
- Bake in the oven at half-height for approx. 45-55 minutes, until golden brown on top.
- Leave to cool in the tin at room temperature before serving slightly warm.
- At room temperature: You can serve the blueberry pie at room temperature by cutting it into individual slices. It's delicious on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for extra indulgence.
- Warmed: If you prefer to enjoy the blueberry pie slightly warmed, place it in the oven at a low temperature for a few minutes, or warm individual slices in the microwave. This will enhance the flavors and make the crust slightly crispy.
- With a touch of cream: A small spoonful of sour cream, whipped cream, or even vanilla yogurt adds a creamy richness that pairs perfectly with the sweet blueberries.
- Ice cream topping: For an even more indulgent touch, serve the blueberry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, vanilla bean ice cream, or even blueberry ice cream for a fruity twist.
Storage and Freeze
In the refrigerator: To store your blueberry pie in the refrigerator, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container once it has cooled. It will stay fresh for 3 to 4 days.
In the freezer: To freeze your blueberry pie, wrap it carefully in plastic wrap, then place it in an airtight freezer bag. It can be kept in the freezer for approximately 2 to 3 months. To thaw, leave it in the refrigerator for several hours and gently warm it in the oven at a low temperature before serving.
Tips for this recipe
- Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality fresh or frozen blueberries for optimal flavor.
- Homemade Pie Crust: Prepare your own homemade pie crust for a delicious and crispy crust.
- Use an Appropriate Pan: Choose a tart or pie pan of the appropriate size to accommodate the filling without overflowing.
- Preheat the Oven: Make sure your oven is preheated to the temperature specified in the recipe for even baking.
- Freeze the Pie: Allow the pie to rest in the freezer for 1 hour or more before baking to help the crust maintain its shape during baking.
- Neat Decoration: If you're creating a lattice pattern, make sure to do it with care for an elegant presentation.
- Protect the Edges: Use a pie shield or cover the edges with aluminum foil if you notice them browning too quickly during baking.
- Allow to Cool: Let the pie cool for a while after baking to allow the filling to set.
Blueberry and Raspberry Pie: Mix fresh or frozen raspberries with blueberries for an extra touch of color and flavor.
Mini Blueberry Pies: Prepare individual mini pies for a cute and convenient presentation.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Do you thaw frozen berries before making a pie?
The blueberries are cooked in a saucepan before using them in the pie, so there's no need to thaw them before incorporating them into the recipe.
Can I substitute frozen blueberries for fresh blueberries in pie?
Yes, you can certainly use fresh blueberries to make a fresh blueberry pie recipe. However, frozen blueberries are preferred for their convenience and year-round availability.
Should you prebake the bottom crut of blueberry pie?
Prebaking the bottom crust of a blueberry pie is not necessary, as the filling will adequately cook and set during the pie's overall baking time.
Can I use a store-bought pie crust for this recipe?
Yes, you can use a store-bought pie crust if you're looking for a quicker option. However, making your own crust from scratch adds a delicious homemade touch to the pie.
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