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Homemade Blueberry Pie Filling

Blueberry pie is a classic American dessert that can be served at any holiday or event. It’s also easy to make!

This recipe will show you how to prepare the filling for a delicious homemade blueberry pie, and all you need are fresh blueberries, a lemon, sugar, water, and cornstarch.

The result is a sweet fruit filling with a thick consistency that will complement your favorite crust recipe perfectly.

blueberry pie filling in miniature graham cracker crusts

Blueberry pie filling is one of the easiest, most delicious homemade desserts you can make! The best part about it is that there are so many different ways to use it.

For example, blueberry pie filling goes great in a graham cracker crust or any other type of pre-baked shell. It makes an excellent topping for ice cream and even waffles. You can’t go wrong with this recipe – it tastes wonderful stirred into homemade yogurt, too!

Let’s take a look at how to make this all-natural pie filling.

How To Make Blueberry Pie Filling

For this simple recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
fresh blueberries in a collander

Before you get started, look over the blueberries and remove any stems that might have been missed. Give the blueberries a quick rinse and let the water drain.

Place the blueberries, sugar, ¾ cup water, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small (or medium) saucepan on medium heat. You want to bring the mixture to a gentle boil.

To help release some of their juicy goodness, use a potato masher and mash some of the blueberries.

Combine cornstarch with ¼ cup of cold water to make a slurry. Make sure that there are no traces of dry cornstarch.

When the mixture is at a gentle boil, add the slurry and stir. Let the filling simmer for about 1-2 minutes on low heat.

pie filling in a jar

Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes. You can serve it warm as pie filling OR after cooling, store in an airtight container in fridge for one week.

Mini Blueberry Pies

Blueberry Pie Filling

Lynda
This recipe will show you how to prepare the filling for a delicious homemade blueberry pie, and all you need are fresh blueberries, a lemon, sugar, water, and cornstarch. The result is a sweet fruit filling with a thick consistency that will complement your favorite crust recipe perfectly
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 batch
Calories 844 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • lemon zest

Slurry

  • ¼ cup water cold
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • In a small or medium-sized saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, ¾ cup water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Using a potato masher, mash some of the blueberries.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch with ¼ cup cold water to create the slurry.
  • Once the blueberry mixture has come to a gentle boil, stir in the slurry, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove the blueberry pie filling from the heat and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before using.

Notes

You can make this completely organic by using organic products. Organic cornstarch is a little difficult to find, but it is available at Whole Foods and other specialty grocery stores and also online at places like Amazon.com.

Nutrition

Serving: 1batchCalories: 844kcalCarbohydrates: 216gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 7gSugar: 180gVitamin A: 161IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blueberry, Cake, Dessert, Pie Filling
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