The birds left a few blueberries for us to eat. We only have two bushes, so when we manage to actually get some ripe berries before the birds, I really try to use them wisely. I froze several small baggies for smoothies or for using in muffins. We ate a quart or so for snacking, and the kids ate a bunch off of the bushes. After that, I've been hoarding them. I wanted to make something delicious and I knew that would require a great investment of blueberries.
This is what 5 cups of blueberries looks like. For what? A pie. I don't know why it had to be a pie. I've never baked one before. Which is ridiculous, considering the number of pie plates that I own. I looked on the web for the easiest, simplest recipe that I could find. I picked this one.
Pour one tablespoon of lemon juice over 5 cups of blueberries and set aside.
Mix one cup of sugar, half a cup of all-purpose flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt, & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Add the blueberries and gently stir together to coat the berries. Next use pre-maid pie crust to cover the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Fill the crust with the berry mixture and dot with 2 tablespoons of butter. Use the remaining crust to cover the pie. Trim the edges, crimp, and cut slits to vent.
I know, I know. It's not pretty. But I did it! My first pie. And I didn't burn it!
You simply have to have it with some vanilla ice cream. So good.
P.S. I hope one day my pies will be this beautiful. And isn't this pie plate to die for? Love it.