National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28th each year ushers in blueberry pie-making season. Blueberry harvest begins in April and lasts until September giving us a long season full of blueberry enjoyment. Don’t forget to use your Georgia Grown R&S Berry Farm Blueberries
with local deliveries available for the Valdosta / Lowndes County area.
Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits on the market, too. Full of antioxidants, these nutrient packed berries helps prevent cancer development and helps prevent urinary tract disease. *according to the University of Maryland Medical Center
Eating blueberries have also been shown to assist in maintaining healthy blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, and ease symptoms of depression.
Blueberry Pie Recipe
Have a foil collar or aluminum pastry shield at the ready to prevent over-browning around the top edges of the pastry. You don’t want to underbake the pie or you may have a gummy bottom crust.
No fresh blueberries left? Did you already freeze your extra R&S Berry Farm berries? No worries Substitute 6 cups of frozen blueberries, partially thawed, for a breath of summertime breezes.
For a nice, defined crimped crust, lay the top pastry over the filling and press it firmly against the overhang of the bottom crust. Fold the pastry together and over to build up an even ridge of dough. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to mark evenly spaced sections to twist with your fingers into a decorative edge.
Optional – Use Betty Crocker™ pie crust mix to take most of the elbow grease out of your prep work and cut down on time.