Easy Homemade Blueberry Pie

Making blueberry pie from scratch is much easier than you might think. We’re showing you how to make blueberry pie with fresh (or frozen) blueberries, warm spices, lemon, and an easy lattice crust. Blueberries shine in this pie! Jump to the Blueberry Pie Recipe or watch our quick video showing you how we make it.

Watch Us Make The Recipe

Making Homemade Blueberry Pie From Scratch

This blueberry pie recipe is so simple! If you’ve never made a pie from scratch before, you are in the right place. I am going walk you through the whole process. Let’s talk about the ingredients first.

What You Need To Make Blueberry Pie

Here’s what you’ll need to make blueberry pie from scratch:

  • Pie crust — this can be homemade or store-bought. I’ve talked a bit more about pie crust below.
  • Blueberries — these can be fresh (my preferred option) or frozen. Frozen blueberries will need to be thawed and drained of extra juices before using to make the pie.
  • Sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon, and allspice — these add sweetness and flavor to the pie.
  • Cornstarch — for a thickened pie filling, we need cornstarch. Some recipes call for flour, but in our testing cornstarch seemed to work best.
  • Butter — just a tiny bit of butter makes the filling shiny and extra delicious on top.
  • Egg yolk and cream — these make up our egg wash, which we brush over the crust. As the pie bakes, the egg and cream are what makes the crust turn golden and look shiny.

I love the spice from allspice and cinnamon and zing from lemon zest in this pie. We don’t add so much that they take away from the blueberries, but we do add enough to lift their flavor a bit.

Pro Tip: If you’re using fresh blueberries, buy (or pick) berries that are plump, sweet and juicy. You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe, just thaw and drain them before using.

Easy Homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe - Toss, Fill and Bake

Making the pie filling

To make the filling, we toss blueberries with a mixture of sugar, cornstarch, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and a little lemon zest. When everything is well tossed, we tumble the filling into a prepared crust.

As far as the crust goes, we prefer to use this recipe for all-butter pie crust. It’s delicious and bakes up to be very flaky. Just as with this pie recipe, we have shared a quick recipe video showing you how we make it, you can watch it here: How to Make Flaky Pie Crust.

How to Add a Lattice Crust

We love adding a lattice crust to our pies. The juices in the filling bubble out and over the lattice – making a pie that looks perfectly humble and homemade.

If you’ve never added a lattice crust before, it can seem a little daunting, but don’t fret! It’s easy (promise) and if you watch the video, we walk you through the entire process.

How to add a lattice crust to blueberry pie
Adding a lattice crust is easy!

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. Or add a crumble topping, like the one we used for these apple pie cupcakes.

Before baking, we like to 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 to making any fruit pie is waiting for it to cool — you really need to wait 2 to 3 hours before cutting. Otherwise, the filling will spill out and make the crust soggy.

Serve the pie with ice cream, whipped cream or do what we do and enjoy it plain (I’ve even had it for breakfast 😊).

Easy, Homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe

More Easy Pie Recipes

  • Take a look at our Easy Cherry Pie — we can’t decide which we prefer, blueberry or cherry pie.
  • You might also enjoy our Strawberry Pie — it’s a little quicker to make and very tasty.
  • Our Favorite Apple Pie — with perfectly cooked (not mushy) apples surrounded by a thickened and gently spiced sauce all baked inside a flaky, golden brown crust
  • If time isn’t on your side, you may want to try our Handheld Berry Pies!

Recipe updated, originally posted June 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Homemade Blueberry Pie

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Blueberries shine in this pie. The pie is lightly sweetened with a touch of spice from allspice and cinnamon. To top the pie, we like to add a lattice crust. It is simpler than it may seem, we’ve provided instructions below for you. If you prefer, you can also top the pie with a full sheet of pastry, just be sure to cut a few slits to allow steam to escape before baking.

The pie is finished baking when you see the juices in the filling bubbling eagerly. If you remove the pie before the filling bubbles, the filling will be too thin and will run out of the pie onto your plate once sliced. Also, we like to use our Flaky Pie Crust recipe for this. Use ours, your favorite recipe or store-bought pie crust.

One 9-inch pie, 8 slices

You Will Need

Pie dough for top and bottom 9-inch pie, chilled (see our Flaky Pie Crust Recipe)

2/3 cup to 3/4 cup (130 to 150 grams) granulated sugar, adjusted according to sweetness of berries

1/4 cup (30 grams) cornstarch

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

2 pounds (900 grams) fresh blueberries (about 6 cups)

1 tablespoon butter, cut into small squares

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1 tablespoon coarse sugar, for garnish

Directions

  • Prepare Bottom Crust
  • Roll out half of the pie dough to fit an 8- or 9-inch pie dish. To prevent the dough from sticking and to ensure uniform thickness, roll from the center of the dough outwards and keep lifting up and turning the dough a quarter turn as you roll.

    Check for the correct size by inverting the pie dish over the dough. The dough should be about 2 inches larger than the dish.

    Being careful not to stretch the dough, fit into pie dish then trim dough to within 3/4-inch of the edge of the dish. Refrigerate while you make the pie filling.

    • Make Pie Filling
    • Stir sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, allspice, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add blueberries and gently toss to combine. Transfer the blueberry filling to the prepared pie crust. Refrigerate while you prepare the lattice crust.

      • Assemble and Add Lattice Crust
      • Roll out the second half of dough to a similar size as before. Cut into 3/4-inch strips. Lay five strips over filled pie, parallel and equally spaced from one another.

        Carefully fold back the second and fourth strips then lay another strip of dough perpendicular to them. Unfold second and fourth strips over new strip. Fold back the first, third and fifth strips then lay another strip of dough perpendicular to them. Unfold the first, third and fifth strips over the new strip. Repeat until pie has been covered with a lattice crust. (Watch us do this in our video: how to make a lattice crust).

        Trim dough strips to 3/4-inch of the edge of dish. Fold edges of strips and bottom dough underneath itself, creating a thicker border that rests on the lip of the dish. Crimp edges.

        Dot the butter over the open areas of the lattice. Make egg wash by whisking egg yolk and cream together then brush over pie dough. Sprinkle tablespoon of coarse sugar over crust. Refrigerate pie 20 minutes or freeze for 5 minutes before baking.

        • To Finish
        • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven then place a baking sheet on rack. (The baking sheet will catch any drips from the pie while baking).

          Bake chilled pie on hot baking sheet for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F then continue to bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden and juices in the filling are bubbling eagerly. If, while baking, the crust begins to brown too much, cover with aluminum foil and continue to bake until done.

          Cool 2 to 3 hours before cutting to allow filling to set.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Crimping Edges: To crimp edges of pie, press the pointer finger of one hand against the edge of the dough from the inside of the dish while gently pressing with two knuckles of the other hand from the outside. To see us do it, watch our Flaky Pie Crust Video.
  • Frozen Blueberries: If you are unable to find fresh blueberries, you can substitute 6 cups frozen blueberries that have been thawed and drained.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

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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140 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Rachel Petrie November 28, 2019, 7:13 pm

    Amazing flavor, but mine was super runny!! Might make it again to see what I did wrong.

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  • Anne October 31, 2019, 11:58 am

    Simply the BEST blueberry pie I’ve ever made! Thank you for posting this recipe, it rocks!

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    • Joanne October 31, 2019, 1:44 pm

      So happy to read that, Anne.

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    • Brittany November 24, 2019, 8:34 pm

      Can this pie be frozen to be baked later like thanksgiving ?

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  • Heather August 16, 2019, 7:08 pm

    Made this with my own crust. Was really delicious.

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  • Michelle July 26, 2019, 5:33 pm

    Do you dry the blueberries first or wet is ok. If using frozen do you discard the juice

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    • Joanne July 29, 2019, 1:44 pm

      When using fresh blueberries, we rinse and pat them dry. For frozen blueberries, I do recommend draining any extra liquid.

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  • Virginia Young July 6, 2019, 1:41 pm

    I make this blueberry pie a few times a year, and I’ll tell you, it comes out perfect every time. Perfect flaky crust and elevated taste. I use the food processor method when making the crust and follow the recipe to a tee. Perfection!!! Thank you so much for this recipe.

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  • Suzanne March 16, 2019, 3:08 pm

    I made this recipe and it was delish!!! I was a little concerned that there might be too much cornstarch because I like pies juicy but the amount was perfect. I have a pic to add but I don’t see the way to do it. Instead of lattice top I added crumb topping. Was a big hit!

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  • Dianne November 23, 2018, 10:29 am

    I have been baking pies from scratch for years and this is by far the most perfect pie and sooo delicious. Used frozen blueberries and I think the cornstarch (instead of flour) made the difference (no more runny pies). Of course the spices and zest were perfect!! Blueberry is my husbands fav so I will be making this more often. I use fresh berries in the summer, but thrilled that frozen worked so well.

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  • Laura November 2, 2018, 12:21 am

    First time Ever baking/making homemade pie! Success!!!

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  • Linda August 19, 2018, 8:08 pm

    Delicious pie, everybody loved it. Easy to make. I didn’t have lemon and substituted lime peel & it was still very good.

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  • Ashley July 8, 2018, 6:59 pm

    Thank you for posting this recipe!! I was craving a homemade blueberry pie and decided to give it a try to make one! This is the first pie I’ve ever made and it turned out awesome! The recipe and videos were so helpful. It may have taken me a little longer because I’m a newbie, but practice makes perfect! I can’t wait to make this again!

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  • Michelle June 26, 2018, 3:39 pm

    I’ve made this pie twice (filling and crust) since June and it is THE VERY BEST blueberry pie I have ever had. The allspice adds such a wonderful touch. Thank you for such s remarkable re pie!

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  • Beth June 9, 2018, 1:11 am

    I have made this pie twice in the past 2 weeks. Hard to wait 2 hours to cut but worth it. I used ground cardamom instead of allspice and it was wonderful. A distinctive but subtle taste that goes well with lemon and blueberries. Try it

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  • Fúlvia April 23, 2018, 10:54 pm

    I loved the recipe, I find it very easy to do. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Rachel February 17, 2018, 7:24 pm

    Thank you so much, Adam and Joanne! First of all, we hardly ever review. For whatever reason, I’ve been striking out as far as blueberry pies here lately. We had so many blueberries this past summer (an enviable “problem”) that we had to freeze them for the winter. Most of the recipes out there unfortunately have failed me insofar as the frozen berries. I have to admit that after having been burned more than once, I was extremely skeptical. But the pie we just made this evening with your recipe – with frozen berries that we let defrosted for a few hours, although not entirely – was just perfect, perfect, PERFECTION! My husband requested seconds and when I told him, “I’m definitely leave a positive review,” he added, “I never eat two pieces!” 🙂 Thanks SO much, you two and a half! Our son also enjoyed the video and helped with the lattice crust on our magnificent pie. Even he is not much of a pie aficionado but asked for extras. Keep up the great work!

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  • Sabrina January 27, 2018, 1:01 pm

    Hi there, Can you use stoneware pie dish to make this pie I have Emile Henry pie dishes only?

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    • Joanne May 4, 2018, 12:33 pm

      Absolutely!

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