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This Honest Food Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

  • Author: This Honest Food
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9-inch pie 1x
  • Category: Baking

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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 tsp. apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice water, plus more as needed

For the filling:

  • 2 pints ripe blueberries, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

For the egg wash:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. cream
  • 3 tbsp. sugar

Instructions

Make the pie crust:

  1. Measure all crust ingredients and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. In the base of a food processor pulse together flour, salt, and sugar until well mixed.
  3. Add half of the butter, pulse until butter pieces are the size of nickels. Add remaining butter, and pulse until butter pieces are the size of nickels, dimes, and peas.
  4. Transfer dry dough to a large bowl. Add vinegar and 1/4 cup ice water. Using hands, gently mix dough. Continue adding water as needed, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time until dough comes together. Dough should be slightly crumbly, but holds together when pinched.
  5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; divide dough in half, flatten each half into a round disc. Wrap each disc in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to 48 hours.

Make the filling:

  1. In a large bowl combine half of the blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt; lightly mash together with a potato masher, back of a spoon, or fork.
  2. Stir in remaining blueberries; let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Make the egg wash. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and cream. Set aside until ready to use.

Assemble and bake the pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Remove dough from refrigerator, let stand 5 minutes. On a lightly floured work surface, roll one piece of dough into a 1/8-inch thick round. Transfer dough to a pie dish; spoon in blueberry mixture. Brush exposed dough with egg wash.
  3. One a lightly floured work surface, roll second piece of dough into a 1/8-inch thick round. Place dough on top of blueberries. Press edges of top and bottom dough together to seal, crimp as desired.
  4. Make 2-to-4 small slits on top of pie for venting; lightly press top crust down with hands so that the dough is in contact with the blueberries.
  5. Brush dough with remaining egg wash, sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Place pie on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375, continue baking 25 to 35 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and top crust is golden brown.
  7. Remove pan from oven, let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Notes

For extra flaky dough, cut one of the discs into quarters. Stack quarters on top of each other and flatten into a disc. Repeat with other piece of dough. Cover each and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 48 hours.

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