Nana Recipe Wednesday–’Favorite’ Blueberry Pie

by Sarah on May 16, 2012

Dang, they’re cute.

So this recipe is really labeled “favorite” blueberry pie, and it’s true–it really was one of my all-time favorites.  I think what makes it so good is that only a little bit of the berries are cooked for any length of time and the rest are put in at the last minute.  This is one fresh-tasting pie!  It truly is better than any other blueberry pie I’ve ever had.

The big plastic clamshell of blueberries that you can buy at Costco or the grocery store is exactly the right amount.  You also need a baked pie shell–make one or use those Pillsbury roll-up ones.

In a saucepan, combine the dry ingredients, a cup of water and a cup of blueberries.

Cook and stir until thick.

Remove from heat and add the rest of the blueberries and a Tbsp of butter.  Stir and let cool.

Pour into the baked pie shell.

Refrigerate for a little while until the berries set.  It will still be loose, not jelly-like.

You can decorate the whole thing with whipped cream if you have a crowd, or just serve each slice with a dollop.  The latter is probably a better idea if you’re not going to eat the whole pie in one sitting.

Nana says you can use frozen blueberries, if you must.

Nana's ’Favorite’ Blueberry Pie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups blueberries, divided
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 baked pie shell
  • sweetened whipped cream


  • Mix dry ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Add water and 1 cup of the blueberries. Cook and stir until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Remove from heat and add the rest of the blueberries and the butter.
  • Stir through and let cool.
  • Pour the blueberry filling into the baked pie shell.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until the fruit is set. It will still be a loose filling, not solid like jelly.
  • Decorate with sweetened whipped cream or serve with a dollop on top of each slice.
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

melanie September 1, 2010 at 8:37 am

i can’t think abou the pie ’cause i’m too busy coveting your nana’s awesome coat.

Barb September 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm

You don’t cook it after the berries are in?

undercover caterer September 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Nope, just the first cup of berries gets cooked down. It’s a really fresh-tasting pie!

Molly July 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

Uncle Jack told me it was his favorite dessert. I miss that man!

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