This blueberry pie post was written by me on behalf of Driscoll's Berries. All opinions are mine.
Today, April 28th, 2013, is National Blueberry Pie Day. We love pie around here and we especially love blueberries!
Did you know that blueberries are one of the only foods that are naturally blue and they used to be called "starberries?" Native Americans used blueberries to treat coughs and other illnesses. Blueberries are also the official fruit of New Jersey. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and support heart health and cancer prevention. They also help keep your eyes healthy, your brain strong, and your digestive and urinary tract moving right along! Do you need more reason to dive into a delicious blueberry pie today?
Here is a DELICIOUS blueberry pie recipe from Driscoll's Berries to start your week off right:
· 3 pints (12 ounces each or about 6 cups) Driscoll's organic Blueberries
· 2/3 cups granulated sugar
· 1/4 cups cornstarch (Tropical Traditions has great organic cornstarch!)
· 1/4 cups cold water
· 2 tablespoons lemon juice
· 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
· 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
· 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
· 1/4 teaspoons salt
· 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
· 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
· 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
- While pie shell bakes, make filling. Place 3 cups blueberries and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir cornstarch and water together until blended and add to blueberry mixture. Heat to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. While blueberries cook and soften, mash about half berries with a potato masher or fork. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, nutmeg and remaining 3 cups blueberries.
- Spoon blueberry mixture into crust and let sit at room temperature 2 hours to set.
- Place flour, confectioners' sugar, lemon zest and salt in bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined. Add butter and shortening and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, one tablespoon at a time and pulse just until dough comes together (be careful to not over mix). Pat dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes.
- Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12-inch circle. Gently transfer dough to a 9 1/2-inch pie plate. Fold under edge of dough and crimp to make a decorative crust. Chill at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line pie shell with aluminum foil or parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake 20 minutes, remove foil and weights and continue to bake about 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
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