Homemade Blueberry Pie

4 from 3 votes

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Homemade blueberry pie one of our favorite blueberry recipes. This recipe is so easy that even a kid can make it and we are here to show you how it’s done!

A close up of a blueberry pie

If you have been following Platter Talk or if you are familiar with our family, you likely are up to snuff on our composition.   In some circles we are probably considered “different,”  but thankfully among our friends and acquaintances and most importantly our kids – we are seen as a pretty average and “normal” clan.

Still,  six boys, two dads, and an English bulldog who is convinced that she is just one of the gang, all  make for nary a dull moment.   Each of our boys are different. We have athletes, a budding entomologist with a genius-edge to him, a techno-geek who is just on the verge of inventing the next big gadget, and then there are the two smallest, red-topped/blue-eyed Mensa candidates who show one level or another of interest in all of the above..

In spite of their difference, they all share one quality among many other similar ones: They love to eat and each of them has embraced the concept of this food blog with a wonderment and enthusiasm that is all too often found only among children.

About this recipe

A close up of a plate of a cut blueberry pie
As a family we are all learning about food blogging and having a fun time in the process.  There is plenty for everyone to do.  Together, we think of ideas for new posts – and more times than not the production is a group effort.  Besides their assistance in making the food, our guys do a great job in helping out with the photography and lighting,  being hand models, and playing the role of all-around-gofers, in general.

A young boy rolling out a pie crust
Our guys typically are in the kitchen before, during, and after food preparation and all have voiced interest in participating  in the  posts, here on Platter Talk.   Isaiah is not only the first one to pull a fish out of the lake, four years running, he was also the first of our boys to be featured in a Platter Talk post, back when he helped out with making (and eating) raised donuts.

A boy holding a rolling pin over a pie crust

Joe is next up to bat here on our blog and he chose homemade blueberry pie to feature.  With great pride, I turn the keyboard over to Joe, one of the happiest and most fun-loving 10 year-olds you will ever meet.

A boy rolling out a pie crust A young boy making a pie

A young boy making a blueberry pie
Despite the effort it was also fun making the pie with my dad.  So, I really liked it. My brother also did a great job with his post but enough about him, you can check out his post for yourself.

A boy putting a lattice crust on a blueberry pie

A boy making a pie
I learned that my dad  baked food in fairs when he was a kid.  He learned it all from my grandmother.  He also got nervous sometimes.  I was a little nervous making this pie since it was my first time.  Now this pie was easy to make but also challenging,  so I struggled a little.  But I made the pie! First I was making the crust, it was hard to spin the crust with a fork in a ball. It was also hard to roll out the crust.  I learned that my dad loved to make pies when he was young. I also like to make pies.

A pair of hands crimping a pie crust

A boy putting a homemade pie in the oven

My family liked the pie a lot. Even my brother said, “compliments to the chef!”  My dad liked it also he said, “This is the best blueberry pie ever.”

Close up of a blueberry pie

A slice of blueberry pie on a plate


Homemade blueberry pie featuring kids in the kitchen.

4 from 3 votes
A delicious blueberry pie that the whole family will love!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Yield: 8 servings


for the crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

For the Filling

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • juice from 1/2 small fresh lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Preheat your oven to 400° F.

for the crust

  • Combine flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Work together with a fork until consistency is pebbly
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, beat egg and add water and vinegar, beat again. Add liquid mixture to flour and shortening. Stir with fork and combine thoroughly and form into a ball then roll out on a floured surface.

for the filling

  • Combine all ingredients, gently fold scraping along sides of bowl to avoid crushing the berries.
  • Place filling in a dough-lined pie dish. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.


Variations in relative humidity can affect quantity of water necessary to form and roll dough.
Don't be afraid to add small amounts of water to achieved desired consistency.
Be generous with the amount of flour used on rolling surface.
To place crust in pan, roll it on pin, place pin over pan and then unroll.
Brush an egg wash over the top crust prior to baking. This provides a rich, brown glaze.


Calories: 562kcal, Carbohydrates: 76g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 302mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All American, Summer
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A close up of blueberry pie

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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. Hi Dan, Your blueberry pie looks yummy! Could you please tell me what temperature to bake it at so my grandson and I can make it ?

  2. Love this recipe I tried it and it worked out perfectly 👌 well without getting burnt, thanks so much platter talk.

    1. Thanks for the great feedback. This is one of my favorite homemader pies and I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  3. 5 stars
    My only questions is how is ONE pie enough for six boys and two men?? (That is assuming Ellie gets dog treats instead…)

    1. BB,
      A couple of our kids are not sweets fanatics. I don’t understand this part of them but I do my best to be tolerant and not judge. Besides, this just means there is more for the rest of us…. 🙂