Mom’s Maine Blueberry Pie

My friend elroyjones included a yummy family recipe for Blueberry Cake, which was one of my Grammy’s favorites to bake.  Then I remembered, I just had a delicious slice of pie from my mom — so here’s that recipe:

Mom’s Maine Blueberry Pie recipe:

9 or 10 inch pie pan – do not grease or spray.

Preheat oven to 400℉

Make a pie crust, using part butter for shortening– enough for a top and a bottom crust. If you refrigerate it for an hour or so, it will roll out more easily.  Line the pie pan with the bottom crust.

3/4 c. Sugar

1/4 c. Flour

Mix these ingredients well.  Sprinkle the bottom crust, and set the rest aside.

1 Quart Blueberries

(If you can get the small Maine blueberries, do so — nothing tastes like them.  But if you can’t, use any other blueberries.)  Place berries in the pie pan, and sprinkle them with the rest of the sugar/ flour mixture.

Then sprinkle with Nutmeg and dot with Butter.

(Make your pie look like a pizza, with the butter for pepperoni. That should give you the right amount.)

Add the top crust, cut slits in the top of the pie.  Bake at 400℉ for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 325℉ and bake until your crust is golden and some juice runs out through the slits.

Remember to cool before eating.  Enjoy!=

5 responses to “Mom’s Maine Blueberry Pie

  1. So get this. I saw a quart of organic blueberries for $8.95. Okay. I know the difference pesticides yata, yata but HELLO $8.95! I just pick them from patches I know about, that’s where the WILD part comes in. As a kid in grammar school, when I raked the damn things for school clothes $, I think I would have paid $8.95 a quart for someone else to rake them. Now you can’t find kids who would lower themselves to rake berries. I’m going to try the pie recipe, looks so yummy.

  2. I have a nice neighbor with a summer cottage in Maine. While I have not been lucky enough to visit the cottage she does bring back some of the wonderful wild Maine blueberries that she picks while she is there. You are correct that they have a unique special taste. Local Vermont cultivated berries, while good, do not have the same appeal to me.

    • It’s something magical — and absolutely normal. I believe that Maine blueberries are genetically smaller, with all the same amount of flavor as bigger berries, and a much denser texture. If you are in Vermont, we should arrange to meet, or else you could come for a visit. Hurry, though — the snow is on its way!!! 😎

  3. I’ll have to use “any other” bluberries, albeit Oregon’s blueberries for my your/mom’s pie. It lsounds marvelous, so simple, just plain yummo ingredients, hmm what’s not to like?

    • Hi, Toni! Oregon has fine blueberries — they are what I try to get when I can’t get Maine blueberries. Yes, my mom, and my Grammy before her, had such a touch with Maine berries — Raspberry Jam, Blueberry cake, pie, jam, and syrup, Blackberry anything, though the seeds aren’t even a possibility now, crabapple jelly — they are all wonderful!

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