Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

3/4 C. sugar2 1/2 T cornstarch1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp cinnamon2/3 C. water5 C. fresh blueberries1 tsp vanilla2 T. butter2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tsp. lemon zest
10-inch pie crust, blind baked and cooled
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Blend in water and 1 1/2 cups blueberries. Bring to a boil, stirring and smashing the berries. Boil, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickens. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cool.
Fold in 2 1/2 cups blueberries, coating them well. Scoop into cooled baked pie shell. Arrange remaining cup of fresh berries over top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight if needed.
To serve, remove pie from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Sift powdered sugar over top for pretty.

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