Mary's Award Winning Blueberry Pie

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

Recipe: #39080

July 09, 2022

"An award winning pie created by Mary Blenk from Maine."

Original is 8-10 servings
  • Pie Dough (makes dough for a 9-inch, 2-crust pie):
  • Filling


  • Serving Size: 1 (158.4 g)
  • Calories 382.7
  • Total Fat - 16.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 24.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1247.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 21.6 g
  • Protein - 4.8 g
  • Calcium - 38.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Pie Dough

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flours with salt and baking powder. Add butter-flavored shortening; use a pastry blender to work it in until the mixture has the consistency of fine meal. Add regular shortening, and blend until mixture looks like wet sand with pea-sized bits of shortening (Mary says this will make the crust flakier).

Step 2

Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time. Toss with a fork until dough starts to form a ball. Turn dough onto floured counter, and knead three times, until smooth. Divide dough into two balls, one slightly larger than the other.

Step 3

On a floured surface, roll out larger ball to a 13-inch circle and transfer into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Dust bottom of crust with a bit of sugar and flour. Trim any excess dough that is draping over the edges of the pie plate, and set aside.

Blueberry Filling and Pie Directions

Step 4

In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the filling. Whisk together sugars, flour, tapioca, and spices. Toss berries in dry mixture. Pour berries gradually into crust, holding back flour mixture with a big spoon. When the coated berries fill the bottom, pour the rest of the dry mixture on top of berries. Drizzle lemon juice over berries; dot with butter.

Step 5

Roll out top crust to a 10-inch circle and set atop pie. Fold bottom crust up over top crust; crimp to seal. Cut slits in the top. Use leftover dough to make berries and leaves to decorate the top. Bake 40-45 minutes for fresh berries, 5-10 minutes longer if you're using frozen, until juices bubble up out of the vents.


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