The blueberry harvest begins in April and runs through September
Celebrate this incredible blue fruit each year for its wonderful flavor and excellent health benefit. Blueberries can help with bone strength, blood pressure, heart, skin, and mental health. Diabetes management and cancer prevention.
The first recorded blueberry pie recipe in America appeared in 1872 in the Appledore Cook Book. If you would like to bake your own pies to celebrate the blueberry, why not give this 148-year-old recipe a try.
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie
1 tablespoon butter
Prep: 15 m – Cook: 50 m – Ready In 1 h 5 m
1. preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.
3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 – 3/4 inch wide strips, and make the lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.
4. Bake pie on the lower shelf of the oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
If baking isn’t your cup of tea, you can order and pick up pies locally
Be sure to call ahead to pre-order. Hours are shortened during this time of COVID-19 Restrictions.
Sheri from the 18 Carrot Bakery has what your heart desires. Give her shop a call and they will have your blueberry delight ready. Word has it she has organic Belgium blueberry waffles is a four-pack too. Georgetown Texas. (512) 688-4199
Galaxy Bakery in Georgetown (512) 868-0996 (Open Thursday through Saturday). Call ahead to pre-order.
Papi’s Pies – A friendly lil’ cottage in Round Rock serving breakfast and brunch. Blueberry pies are available on the weekends. Curbside pick up – a healthy yummy idea for pie and brunch. Their menu is up on their Facebook page for easy viewing.
Pie Jacked in Round Rock (512) 815-7959 Pre Order anytime and pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays between 1 & 4
This little berry is packed with all kinds of health benefits.
They are rich in:
- Vitamin K
Antioxidants can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals. They are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin B6.
So, no matter how you choose to eat them, on their own, in a smoothie or even in a pie, they are a delicious and nutritious food to add to your menu.
Thank You Applewood Books for continuing to share history and old books. Both enriching and educational – a Facebook link we should all have.