Best Blueberry Pie We’ve Ever Made

This blueberry pie recipe is the best I’ve made, and it’s also easier than you might think. With our recipe, you’ll have a golden, flaky pie crust filled with the most delicious blueberry filling, all topped with our easy lattice crust.

Blueberry Pie Recipe Video

This blueberry pie recipe is so simple! If you’ve never made a pie from scratch, you’re in the right place. I’ll walk you through the whole process.

Blueberries shine in this pie. We keep the blueberry filling simple with sugar, lemon zest, and a little spice. I love it.

Best Blueberry Pie We've Ever Made

Key Ingredients

  • Pie crust: You can use homemade or store-bought pastry. I use my favorite flaky pie crust recipe to make this blueberry pie. It’s made with butter and hasn’t failed me yet.
  • Blueberries: I love fresh blueberries in this pie recipe. You can use frozen blueberries, but I recommend adding them to the pie while still frozen.
  • Sugar: I use granulated sugar in the blueberry pie filling, but brown sugar would be fine. If your blueberries seem really tart, slightly increase the sugar. I’ve included tips for how much below the recipe.
  • Lemon zest, cinnamon, and allspice: I love lemon and blueberry together. The cinnamon and allspice add a bit of warmth to the filling, but I only add a small amount since I love it when the blueberries shine.
  • Cornstarch: We need cornstarch to thicken the pie filling. Although some recipes call for flour, cornstarch worked best in our testing.
  • Butter: A tiny bit of butter makes the filling shiny and extra delicious.
  • Egg yolk and cream: We whisk them together for our egg wash, which we brush over the crust. As the pie bakes, the egg and cream make the crust turn golden and shiny.

How to Make Blueberry Pie

I highly recommend starting with our homemade pie crust to make the best blueberry pie pie. It’s simple to make and never fails (I talk about our favorite pie crust recipe here). When you’ve got your pie dough made, you’ll need to roll it out. We’ll use half of the dough for the bottom crust and half to lattice the top of our pie.

My favorite blueberry pie filling is simple! We toss blueberries with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and a little lemon zest and then add it to our pie crust.

Adding blueberry pie filling to pie crust for homemade blueberry pie

I love adding a lattice crust to blueberry pie. The juices in the filling bubble out over the lattice, making the pie look perfectly humble and homemade. If you’ve never added a lattice crust, it can seem daunting, but you can do it! It’s easy (we promise), and if you watch the video, we walk you through the entire process.

Adding a lattice crust to blueberry pie

If you don’t want to go the lattice route, you can always place a sheet of dough over the filling and then add slits to the top (like we did for this cherry pie). Or add a crumble topping, like the one we used for this delicious blueberry crumble.

Before baking, I brush the crust with a rich egg wash made from egg yolk and cream. Then we bake until bubbling and golden brown.

The most difficult part of making homemade blueberry pie is waiting for it to cool. You need to wait 2 to 3 hours before cutting it. Otherwise, the filling will spill out and make the crust soggy. Then, serve the pie with ice cream or whipped cream. I also love coconut whipped cream.

Homemade Blueberry Pie

Storing Homemade Blueberry Pie

Homemade blueberry pie lasts up to 2 days, covered on the counter or in the fridge for up to 5 days. For the best results, wrap the pie with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. Baked blueberry pie can be frozen for up to 3 months when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

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Easy Homemade Blueberry Pie

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Blueberries shine in this homemade blueberry pie. We love adding a lattice crust and have shared step-by-step instructions in the recipe below. I highly recommend watching our helpful video, which walks you through each step of making this blueberry pie.

If you do not add the lattice, you can top the pie with a full sheet of pie dough. Be sure to cut a few slits to allow steam to escape before baking.

Blueberry pie is finished baking when you see the juices in the filling bubbling. If you remove the pie before the filling bubbles, the filling will be too thin and run out onto your plate after slicing.

One 9-inch pie, 8 slices

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

Homemade Pie Crust, our recipe makes 2 crusts (one for the top and one for the bottom)

2 pounds (900g) fresh blueberries, about 6 cups

2/3 cup (130g) granulated sugar

1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon (14g) butter, cut into small squares

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1 tablespoon coarse sugar, for top

Directions

  • Prepare Bottom Crust
  • 1Roll out half of the pie dough to fit a 9-inch pie dish (keep the remaining dough chilled). To prevent sticking, sprinkle flour on your work surface and rolling pin. Roll from the center outwards for even thickness, lifting and rotating the dough by a quarter turn as you go. Check the size by inverting the pie dish over the dough (it should be about 2 inches larger).

    2Carefully place the dough into the pie dish without stretching it, and trim the edges to within 1 inch of the dish. Refrigerate while you prepare your filling.

  • Make Pie Filling
  • 1In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Add the blueberries and gently toss to coat them evenly.

    2Transfer the blueberry filling to the prepared pie crust, and then place the pie back into the refrigerator while you prepare the lattice crust.

  • Add Lattice Crust
  • 1Roll out the remaining dough to a similar size as the first piece and cut it into ¾-inch wide strips. Lay five strips over the filled pie, keeping them parallel and evenly spaced.

    2Gently fold back the second and fourth strips, then lay another strip of dough perpendicular to them. Unfold the folded strips. Repeat folding back the first, third, and fifth strips and laying another perpendicular strip. Continue until the pie is covered. Check out our How to Make a Lattice Crust video for a visual guide.

    3Trim any excess dough to ¾-inch from the dish edge. Fold the edges of the lattice and the bottom crust under, making a thicker border on the dish’s lip. Crimp the edges as desired. Dot the butter over the open lattice areas.

    4Whisk the egg yolk and cream to create an egg wash, then brush it over the crust. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and refrigerate the pie for 10 minutes before baking.

  • Bake the Pie
  • 1Before baking, position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and place a baking sheet on it. This will catch any potential drips from the pie. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).

    2Place the pie on the hot baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Then, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C) and continue baking for another 35 to 45 minutes. The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling enthusiastically.

    3If you notice the crust edges browning too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil and continue baking until the pie is fully cooked.

    4Allow the pie to cool for two to three hours before cutting for the best results (this gives the filling time to thicken and set properly).

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Blueberries: I prefer this pie with fresh blueberries. If you use frozen blueberries, do not thaw them first. The pie will take longer in the oven if you use frozen blueberries.
  • Sugar: Feel free to add more sugar if your blueberries are more tart, as they often are in the wintertime. 2/3 cup (135g) is perfect for sweet blueberries. You can increase to 3/4 cup (150g) if required.
  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 slice / Calories 502 / Protein 6 g / Carbohydrate 63 g / Dietary Fiber 4 g / Total Sugars 24 g / Total Fat 26 g / Saturated Fat 16 g / Cholesterol 88 mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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233 comments… Leave a Review
  • Julia Truszkowski July 6, 2024, 3:18 pm

    For years I have been terrified of making pies after several frustrating experiences with unworkable dough. However, I decided to give your recipe a try for the 4th of July and was AMAZED at how easy it was to work with! I had also never tried a blueberry pie before, and this one was delicious. The filling was perfectly thick, and I thought the dash of cinnamon and allspice was a really nice touch. This will be my go-to pie dough from now on, and I’m looking forward to trying more recipes on your site. Thank you for helping me overcome my fear of pies!

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  • VA June 18, 2024, 9:56 am

    I love this recipe. My parents grow a lot of blueberries so I used fresh blueberries from their property. I made this pie for my dad while he was in the hospital and he ate nearly half of it by himself. It was the last thing he was able to eat before he passed away from cancer. Every time I make this in the future I will think of him. Thank you for the easy and delicious recipe.

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    • Adam June 20, 2024, 4:53 pm

      We will forever cherish your story. Both Joanne and I teared up when we read it. This is exactly why we love sharing recipes with everyone 🙂

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  • Gwen Marr June 17, 2024, 6:00 am

    Made this pie for an event at church. My husband and a friend had a piece before it was gone and both said it was delicious! One note: I had trouble with the filling not congealing so baked it longer with a tinfoil cover until it got bubbly, then took it out to cool. Can she bake a blueberry pie Billy boy? Yes she did! 😀

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  • Bacon May 19, 2024, 9:01 pm

    I served this today to three guests plus family and it was a hit both visually and tastewise. I used homegrown blueberries that had been in the freezer for two years and baked it approximately 25 minutes longer than the recommendation for fresh blueberries. Using the recommended pastry recipe and the lattice top, the pastry was very flaky and delicious. And not pre-cooking the filling worked out great. Delicious!

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  • Alzahraa February 23, 2024, 5:44 am

    WOW !!! This was my first time making pies and it turned out AMAZING . It was flaky and the not to sweet or overly sweet, it was the best . I found some difficulty in making the crust , I actually had to redo it . My problem was the processor was too small and it was hard to blend then the butter melted and created a dough .the second time was successful and I created the dough ,cut it in half and put it in the fridge overnight . The next day I created the crust which was by far the most difficult part , I didn’t know how thick to make it and it kept sticking to the surface even though I put flour , even rolling it on the pin was difficult , it just kept sticking everywhere , after eventually transferring it to the pan , which proved also difficult as it kept breaking I made the blueberries which was easy then I set about making the lattice crust which was not as hard as I thought, the video was very helpful , cooking the pie was easy waiting for it to cool down wasn’t 😉 Overall it was the most amazing delicious pie I have ever made all my siblings were giving me compliments and we all had two slices each. Thank you for this recipe inspired taste.

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    • Joanne April 20, 2024, 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much for coming back and letting us know. I am so happy the recipe worked so well for you!

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  • Henrietta Netta February 8, 2024, 9:42 pm

    I enjoy making pies.

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    • Joanne February 16, 2024, 11:19 pm

      Me too!

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  • Kiya January 14, 2024, 1:16 pm

    This is Amazing!

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  • Colette Brooks December 4, 2023, 1:18 pm

    Hi! I had a request from the husband of the couple whose ranch property we caretake to make a blueberry pie, his favorite. I’ve never made one before. I followed your recipe almost exactly except I used tapioca starch, i didn’t have corn starch, frozen blueberries and I used my own buttery crust. The pie was firm even cutting into it while still warm. I was so soo delicious! I would love to attach a picture if i could…. I’ll make this again for sure! It was a big hit!

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  • Cindi W November 5, 2023, 8:11 pm

    I don’t usually leave reviews but I had to, because this blueberry pie was so easy and so delicious! Every blueberry pie I’ve ever made is runny when it’s cut. Not this one! It looked like it could’ve been in a food magazine! Delicious and beautiful!

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    • Joanne April 20, 2024, 8:08 pm

      Wow, Cindi, this is such a lovely comment. Thank you so much for coming back.

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  • Aanya October 25, 2023, 1:25 am

    me and my bestie dont bake a lot ( it was actually her first time baking ) but even we were able to make this delicious pie (paired perfectly with ice cream !). thank u so much for this amazing recipe. much love.

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  • Codrutsa July 27, 2023, 4:33 pm

    Delicious! Thank you for the recipe and for the additional tips; they made a difference 🙂

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  • Lesley July 9, 2023, 9:41 am

    This blueberry pie is delicious. I’ve made it several times, this last time using all butter like your crust recipe suggests – perfect. In my opinion, the crust is what makes the pie. That said, I’ve tried to cook this is as long as possible without burning the bottom of the crust – up to 60 minutes on 350 last night, and waited until this morning to cut into it and I still have the same problem I always have with this recipe – the filling is still too watery.

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  • Jacquie July 5, 2023, 2:48 pm

    Great recipe! This will be my new go to blueberry pie filling. Really delicious, but the waiting two-three hours to cut, is impossible.

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  • Kelly June 10, 2023, 7:40 am

    Best blueberry pie any of us have ever had. Used your butter pie crust recipe too. I used fresh blueberries and lemon juice instead of lemon zest because that what was on hand. We enjoyed the slight tartness. Consistency of filling was perfect, you just have to let it cool like the recipe says. Of course, that can be hard to do as it looks and smells so amazing you want to dig right in!!!!!

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  • Collin Tomes January 28, 2023, 1:04 am

    I love blueberry pie.

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