Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wild Blueberry Pie

Fresh Wild Blueberries
 high in antioxidants
and Vitamin C.

 Makes delicious desserts
including this Wild Blueberry Pie.



Prepare your favorite the pie crust.
I use an all vegetable shortening. 
Easy instructions on the box.
Or you can find the recipe here
Or, you can buy premade pie crust in grocery stores.

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Prepare the blueberry filling for pies.
Yields enough for one large 9" pie.
I prefer to make 2 -7inch pies. 


Ingredients:
4 cups Wild Blueberries or Cultivated Blueberries.
These are "Forest Picked Wild Blueberries".


In a small bowl add 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 tblsp cornstarch, 2 tblsp. lemon juice and  the zest of a lemon.


Add sugar mixture to blueberries, gently toss to combine.



Dump blueberry mixture in prepared pie shell. 
Cover with top crust.

Optional:To have a nice golden crust, brush the top crust with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. .( I didn't do this, I'm missing eggs.)

     I place the pies on a cookie sheet, usually with parchment paper on the cookie sheet. (Another thing, I`m missing, parchment paper!) It makes spills easier to clean. 


Bake 400 deg. for 20 mins, then 350 for 35-45 minutes.
Cooked and no mess to clean.  Happy...
Enjoy with whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.

Here in Québec, Eastern Canada, wild blueberries are harvested on two types of land:
forests and developed blueberry fields.
Forest harvesting is done in areas where logging or forest fires have occurred.
As for blueberry fields, they are developed on sites where blueberries grow naturally.
They are sold in most frozen section of grocery stores here.
We are fortunate to have them growing in our forests here in the Gaspé. 

To view my blog on "Wild Blueberry Muffins," click here
also my blog on `How to Freeze Blueberries``

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