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 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. 




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, 
It makes spills easier to clean. 




Bake 400 deg.F for 20 mins,
then 350deg.F  for 35-45 minutes.



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``

Thanks for your visit xo


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