Jul 102010
 

Gluten Free Blueberry Pie RecipeProbably one of my favorite things to do in summer is to get fresh local berries. This morning we went to the pick-your-own blueberry farm and brought home just over 6 pounds of yummy summer goodness. Want to see our bounty?

Actually, that’s only about half of our haul. I had to use two colanders to wash them all. So then I just needed to decide what to do with all those berries, while enjoying some as a snack, of course. I really wanted to try a gluten-free almond pie crust recipe I stumbled across several months ago, and the blueberry farm gave me a recipe for “Double Good Blueberry Pie” so I used that recipe for the filling.

Gluten Free All Nut Crumb Pie Crust RecipeAll nut crumb crust (from my Whole Foods Recipe iPhone app):

2 1/4 cups finely ground blanched almonds
1/2 tsp cinnamon1/3 cup melted butter
2 TBSP pure maple syrup

All you do is mix everything together well and then press into a 9-inch pie plate. This pie required a pre-baked shell, so I baked it at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. I don’t know exactly how long because I forgot to set the oven timer when I first put the pie in, but it was more than 15 and less than 20. Once the shell is cool, then add the pie filling.
Gluten Free Blueberry Pie Filling Recipe

For the filling:

1/2 cup sugar (the recipe called for 3/4 cup, but these berries are plump and sweet)
3 TBSP cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups blueberries (1 1/2 pounds), divided
1/4 cup water
1 TBSP butter
1 TBSP lemon juice

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan. Add water and 2 cups of the blueberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and butter. Set aside to cool.

To assemble pie, Place remaining 2 cups of berries in cooled pie shell. Top with cooled cooked berries. Chill. Eat and rejoice!

Gluten Free Blueberry Pie RecipeGluten Free Blueberry Pie Recipe

Oh, and I also made some gluten-free blueberry mini muffins, but I’m not at all happy with how those came out. That recipe is going to need a bit more work, or perhaps I should just look for a better one.

Don’t worry, I have plans for raw, or at least slightly more healthy, blueberry treats to share!

  3 Responses to “Blueberry Picking Time”

  1. >Oh YUM!!!! I love blueberry time! Frozen berries as a snack, blueberry pudding cake, blueberry pie, blueberry ice cream….

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  3. >this looks pretty good, I am really interested in trying that pie crust! thanks for sharing

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