Blueberry pie, made with sweet, ripe blueberries, tucked into a delicate pastry shell. Because simple ingredients make the best blueberry pie.
My sister Cheryl was a huge fan of all things blueberry. Blueberry yogurt, real blueberry cake, fresh blueberries right off the bush–she loved them all. We used to joke that if she kept pace with her massive blueberry consumption, she’d inevitably wake up looking a lot like Violet Beauregarde, and require juicing by the Oompa Loompas. For the longest time, I was absolutely certain that no one would ever love blueberries as much as my sister did.
That is, until The Baby, a.k.a. my babiest baby or Son #4, came along.
The Baby is a blueberry hound if ever there was a blueberry hound. So much so, that I have to hide any and all blueberries in the house from him if I hope to use them for anything other than tenacious preschooler snacks. He’s really not picky about how he eats them either–the kid will happily much blueberries by the handful, straight out of the freezer! Now that dedication to a cause.
Suffice it to say that Son #4 is firmly rooted in the Team Blueberry Pie camp.
Last week, I was tasked for baking a few pies for our end of the season Varsity Soccer banquet. Being apple season, I naturally gravitated to a Mile High Apple Pie because it’s delicious and feeds a crowd. As I was crimping the crust on the apple pie, Son #4 came up, hugged my knees, and asked, “Why don’t you make a blueberry pie? It’s da only kind of pie dat I wike because it’s da best kind.”
After I recomposed myself from the big puddle of goo that his sweet words had reduced me to, I remembered that prior to my life be taken over by soccer 5 to 6 days per week from August to October, I had baked quite a few blueberry pies for my babiest baby.
Because he’s sweet.
And I love him.
And he asked me to.
Then I forgot to share the recipe with you.
Please forgive me.
So since I’ve already set a precedent of breaking seasonal food blogger rules by posting a pumpkin shortbread recipe too early, why not post a blueberry pie recipe a little late?
I’m not talking about just any blueberry pie recipe either. I’m talking about The Perfect and BEST Blueberry Pie recipe.
The best blueberry pie, loaded with juicy blueberries and a little lemon to help the flavor shine. All snuggled up inside of a buttery crust.
The recipe is so simple, and absolutely perfect. I know because The Baby said so!