How do you make blueberry pie filling from scratch?

Blueberry Pie Filling Recipe
  1. In a heavy, medium saucepan. Whisk together the cornstarch and sugar until there are no cornstarch lumps.
  2. Add the water, blueberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until thick.
  3. Remove from heat and cool. Use as desired.

Is it better to bake with fresh or frozen blueberries?

Frozen blueberries can be preferential in baking because they help prevent sinking and are less likely to burst during cook-time. If you are cooking with blueberries, you can almost always replace fresh with frozen.

Do you wash blueberries before making a pie?

Because blueberries are very perishable, do not wash them until just before consuming or cooking. Blueberries do not need to be peeled, seeded, cored or trimmed before using. When adding to a dessert or other dishes, prepare and cook as instructed by the recipe.

Do you have to thaw blueberries before making a pie?

You CAN thaw frozen fruit first, but you DO NOT NEED TO thaw frozen blueberries before baking them in a pie. You will most definitely need to bake the blueberry pie longer than you would with fresh or thawed fruit though.

Why is my blueberry pie so runny?

Pay attention to bake times: one reason you’ll often end up with a runny fruit pie is simply that it hasn’t been baked long enough. Any thickener you use needs a little time to set up, and people often see their crust turning light brown and think the pie is done when it’s really not.

How do you thicken blueberry pie filling?

When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency.

Can I use canned blueberries instead of fresh?

Fresh blueberries are available year round, but if for some reason you can‘t find them in your local grocery store, cooking with canned blueberries is a great alternative. You can use the whole can for sauces, compotes and chutneys, or you can drain them and use them like you would fresh blueberries.

How do I make my pie filling thicker?

The most common thickeners used for pie fillings are flour, cornstarch and tapioca. These starches all work well to thicken pie filling juices but not of equal power. All thickeners have advantages and disadvantage. The trick is to use just the right amount to achieve the desired thickness after the pie is baked.

Can you use flour instead of cornstarch in blueberry pie?

I like to thicken my filling with cornstarch, but if you‘d rather, you can use all-purpose flour or tapioca starch instead. Use 1/2 cup of flour or tapioca, in place of the cornstarch.

Is flour or cornstarch better for blueberry pie filling?

Blueberries tend to exude a lot of juice during cooking and flour doesn’t have quite the thickening power of cornstarch. In general, flour works best for thickening heartier orchard fruit pies, such as apple or peach pies. Cornstarch is a better choice for delicate berry pies.

What can I substitute for cornstarch in a blueberry pie?

All-purpose flour is an easy substitute for cornstarch; in fact you may see recipes for thickening pie fillings or soups with either. You’ll need 2 tablespoons of flour for every 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a recipe.

How do you store a blueberry pie?

Freshly baked blueberry pie will keep well for about 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator; cover loosely with foil or plastic wrap. Can you freeze blueberry pie? Yes, to freeze: wrap blueberry pie tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.