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Blueberry Pie Filling

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Blueberry season is upon us, and that means it’s time to bake a delicious Blueberry Pie and Blueberry Biscuits! But sometimes, the trickiest part can be achieving that perfect blueberry filling. You want it to be bursting with juicy berries, thickened just enough to prevent a soggy mess, and bursting with flavor that complements your flaky crust.

But don’t worry. This Blueberry Pie Filling recipe is about to become your go-to guide for the ultimate blueberry pie filling. It’s simple to follow, uses readily available ingredients, and guarantees the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness in every bite.

Why You’ll Love Blueberry Pie Filling

  • Easy-Peasy Breezy: This recipe is perfect for bakers of all levels, even if you’re just starting out in the kitchen. With minimal ingredients and straightforward steps, you’ll be a blueberry pie filling pro in no time!
  • Bursting with Flavor: Fresh blueberries are the star of the show here, delivering a sweet and vibrant taste that canned fillings just can’t compete with.
  • Sweetness on Your Terms: You control the amount of sugar, so you can customize the filling to your exact preference. Want it super sweet? No problem! Prefer a tart touch? You can adjust the sugar level for a perfectly balanced flavor.
  • Incredibly Versatile: This blueberry filling isn’t just for pies! Think beyond the crust and use it for waffles, pancakes, muffins, parfaits, or even a yummy ice cream topping. The possibilities are endless!
  • Stocked with Goodness: Knowing exactly what goes into your food is a great feeling. This homemade filling is free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, so you can feel good about indulging in a delicious treat.

Ingredients Needed To Make Blueberry Pie Filling

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon

How To Make Blueberry Pie Filling

  1. Whisk it Up: In a mixing bowl, grab your whisk and combine the water and cornstarch. Mix them together until you have a smooth, lump-free slurry. This will help thicken your filling later on.
  2. Heat it Up: Place your large stock pot on the stovetop and turn the heat to medium-low.
  3. Berrylicious Bonanza: Pour those fresh blueberries into the pot! Add the lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar on top of the blueberries. Don’t forget your cornstarch slurry – that goes in too!
  4. Simmering Secrets: Now comes the fun part – simmering! Let the mixture cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. You’ll know it’s done when the sauce thickens up and reaches a consistency that’s perfect for pie filling.
  5. Cool it Down: Once your filling is nice and thick, take it off the heat and let it cool completely before using it.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Spice it Up: Add a pinch of nutmeg or ginger for a warm, festive flavor twist.
  • Sweet Swap: If you’re looking for a different kind of sweetness, substitute the sugar with honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
  • Citrus Twist: Want to change up the tang? Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a delightful citrusy surprise.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Absolutely! Frozen blueberries work just fine in this recipe. Just be sure to thaw them completely before adding them to your pot.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the filling?

You sure can! This recipe is all about customization. If you prefer a less sweet filling, reduce the amount of sugar. For a super sweet treat, add a little more. Just taste the filling as you cook it and adjust to your preference.

How long does the blueberry filling last?

Store the blueberry pie filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Freeze the filling in airtight containers or freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.

Blueberry Pie Filling

Nothing beats homemade and this Blueberry Pie filling is easy and so versatile
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Course: Dessert, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Pie Filling
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 121kcal

Equipment

  • large stock pot
  • Whisk or fork
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon or spatula

Ingredients

  • 7 cups fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch until a smooth slurry is formed.
  • Place a large stock pot over medium/low heat.
  • Add the fresh blueberries, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, and the cornstarch slurry to the stock pot.
  • Cook the mixture for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens to a pie-filling consistency.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and let it cool.

Notes

  • Spice Variations: Add a pinch of nutmeg or ginger for additional flavor.
  • Sweetener Variations: Substitute the sugar with honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup for a different flavor profile.
  • Citrus Variations: Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a twist on the flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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