Blueberry Pie

I love Blueberry Pie. Edna Staebler did not let me down with this one.

I kind of forgot to take photos during the process, but it’s pretty straightforward. Make pastry for a double crust (this week: passable, but I really need to work on my rolling, I rather suck). Prepare your bottom crust as usual.

For the filling, take four cups fresh blueberries (around 4 pints, or 5 pints if they’re a little older and you need to weed out some mushy ones). Wash them and remove any stems. In a separate bowl, cut together 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and 3 tablespoons butter.

Stir the crumbs into the blueberries and put them in the pie crust. Then sprinkle overtop with one tablespoon of lemon juice.

Seal up with the other crust. I tried to get fancy this time and put some little cut out hearts on there. Awwwww. Then bake at 450 for 10 minutes, turning it down to 375 for 30 minutes more.

Blueberry Pie

This pie was so very, very good. I’m making this one again SOON.

I must say, though, that I found it to be better the second day. In general I like all my pies better the second day. The filling has more time to really set up and the crust gets a little extra crusty and I like that. Am I alone here? Or are all pies better the second day?

I also wanted to mention that last week for ladies’ poker I remade the Lemon Puff Pie from a few months back. And SO GOOD. There were only four of us at poker and we ate the whole thing. Next time I make that one (and it will be SOON), I’ll post better photos of it and the recipe, too.

Edna, you’re a goddess.

Speaking of which, Mrs. Carl Sagan found a book by Edna Staebler in the Sagan personal library, a sort of memoir, called Sauerkraut and Enterprise. It’s even signed by the great one. I’m reading it now and it really makes me wish I’d met her. She’s my pie-making role model. New on my wish list: every other book she ever wrote.

12 thoughts on “Blueberry Pie

  1. I, too, am a lover of second day pie. AND blueberry pie – I adore it!! You have certainly become a pie whiz, Lynn, I am very impressed 🙂

    Are you interested in making a rhubarb pie (my mom made the best strawberry rhubarb pies when we were young!)?? I have so much rhubarb in my garden I don’t know what to do with it. I could drop some off for you if you like, I have so much more than I can handle. Let me know!

  2. What is this “second day” you speak of in reference to pies? As I understand it, the pie continuum goes: 1) pie appears 2) pie disappears.

    I do not understand your reference to a “second day”. Please explain.

  3. MrsCarlSagan

    The OPL has several Edna Staebler books. There is one called Must Write: Edna Staebler’s Diaries – I think that’s a must read!

  4. Blueberry is my all time favourite!!!

    While attending a family reunion in rural New Brunswick, somewhere along the Miramachi, we stayed at a family run motel. They had the most divine, homemade blueberry pie AND homemade soft serve ice cream. And oddly, a 40-year old French man (like from France, not Quebec) who hit on me at those same meals. A tab creepy as I was only 20-something, but that’s another story.

    We were there for a week. I had pie and ice cream at EVERY meal, including breakfast. I ate them out of house and pie.

    Second day pie is even better!

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