Blueberry Pie Recipe

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This is the best homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe! It’s made from scratch with a fresh blueberry pie filling! Learn how to make blueberry pie with our detailed step-by-step instructions and video! 

front view of a slice of blueberry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

There’s nothing more therapeutic than making a homemade pie from scratch. I usually wait until the kids are in bed, turn on some music and drift away into my own little pie-making world, in which the only two inhabitants are me, and the glorious fruit-filled pastry before me.

One of my favorites is this blueberry pie recipe. It’s literally the best blueberry pie ever, and is a great way to use fresh blueberries when they’re in season, but you can also use frozen blueberries.

Serve it with a dollop of our homemade whipped cream or homemade vanilla ice cream, and you have total dessert perfection. Let’s walk through this beautiful process together, step-by-step!

front view of a slice of blueberry pie with a scoop of ice cream on top

Blueberry Pie Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions

Here are a few notes about the ingredients in this homemade blueberry pie!

  • Pie Crust. See this butter pie crust recipe for ingredient substitution notes. Or use a store-bought crust..
  • Granulated sugar. organic cane sugar and light brown sugar are good substitutes.
  • Instant tapioca. this is one of my pie-making must haves. I absolute adore the flavor it adds to fruit pies! However, if you don’t keep it on hand, tapioca flour/starch, arrowroot powder cornstarch or all-purpose flour also work well in this recipe.
  • Blueberries. Any fresh berry works exceptionally well in this recipe! To use frozen blueberries, thaw them in a colander in the sink to drain off excess liquid before using in this recipe. Or, try these pies: strawberry pie, raspberry pie, peach pie, cherry pie, etc.
overhead view of the labeled ingredients in this blueberry pie recipe

How to Make Blueberry Pie

Let’s walk through this blueberry pie recipe step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the vido.

Make the Pie Crust

The crust needs to chill for 1 hour, so it’s important to make it first.

I love this homemade all-butter pie crust, so much so that I created a full tutorial and video on how to make the best pie crust! I really believe those little pockets of buttery perfection make an irresistibly flaky pie crust that pairs perfectly with fruity pie fillings.

Begin by pulsing the dry ingredients in the container of a food processor fitted with the “S” attachement, or in a large bowl (if you will be making the crust by hand).

Then, add the frozen butter and cold water and pulse to combine, or use a pastry cutter.

Next, form the dough into two discs and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate/chill for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight. If chilling overnight, store in plastic wrap and and airtight container or ziplock bag.

two discs of blueberry pie crust wrapped in plastic wrap to chill

Next, roll out the crust into two circles. Use the bottom of the pie dish to measure the size needed.

If you’d like to make a lattice crust, have some fun with it! I love using pie crust cutters to cut out fun designs.

Chill the crusts while you make the filling.

Make the Blueberry Pie Filling

Make the blueberry pie filling by cobining the ingredients in a large bowl. Then stir until everything is combined.

overhead view showing how to make blueberry pie filling

Assemble the Blueberry Pie

Once the blueberry pie filling recipe is made, pour it into the bottom crust in the pie dish.

overhead photo showing how to make blueberry pie

Then, form the top crust however you’d like.

overhead view of a blueberry pie before baking

If desired, make an egg wash and brush the crust with it before baking/


To bake the blueberry pie, begin by baking at a higher temperature. After 20 minutes, decrease the temperature and continue baking. This helps bake the crust without it becoming soggy.

Use a pie crust shield

Use a pie crust shield to protect the outer crust from burning. If you don’t have a pie crust, you can make one yourself by cutting a circle out of aluminum foil that covers the crust and fits the outer edge of the pie dish.

overhead view of a blueberry pie before baking with a pie crust shield around the edge

Cool & Serve 

This blueberry pie recipe sets up as it cools. I recommend letting it cool for at least 3-4 hour before serving, or in the refrigerator overnight. Serve it room temperature or slightly cold, whichever you prefer.

We enjoyed this blueberry pie from scratch with a dollop of fresh homemade whipped cream, however you can top it with whatever you like (vanilla ice cream, cool whip, etc.). It also delicious plain, nothing extra required.


Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for 2 months.

overhead view of a baked blueberry pie with a lattice crust

Blueberry Pie Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in this recipe.

Do you need to thaw frozen berries before baking?

Yes, I suggest thawing them for 30-60 minutes so the filling mixture is easier to stir and baking time is not effected.

How can I thicken my blueberry pie?

This homemade blueberry pie relies on instant tapioca or tapioca starch as the thickener. You can also thicken this blueberry pie by substituting tapioca with one of the following ingredients:
Arrowroot starch

What if my crust is browning too fast?

If you find that the center crust is browning too fast, create a loose-fitting “tent” out of aluminum foil and place it over the entire pie.
I always recommend baking pies with a pie crust shield to protect the outer crust from burning.

front view of a slice of blueberry pie on a plate

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Blueberry Pie

This is the best homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe you'll ever make! It's made from scratch with a fresh blueberry pie filling and NO cornstarch, and includes step-by-step instructions and photos! 
5 from 18 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 304
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Chilling time3 hours
Total Time4 hours 30 minutes


Pie Crust

Blueberry Pie Filling

Egg Wash


Make the Pie Crust

  • Cut butter into ½“ cubes and place the in the freezer.
  • Put dry crust ingredients in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade and pulse to combine.
  • Add butter and water and pulse until the dough just holds together when pinched.  If necessary, add more water.  Do not process more than 30 seconds.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly-floured work surface and gather into a ball.
  • Divide the dough in half, flattening each half into a flat circle, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least one hour and up to overnight.
  • After dough has chilled: Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 4-5 minutes until it’s soft enough to roll.
  • Place ½ of the dough on well-floured surface or pastry cloth and roll into a circle that is the size of your pie dish.
  • Carefully put the dough into the pie plate and store covered in fridge until ready to use.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough and form into your desired top shape (lattice, cookie cutter shapes, etc). Place dough in the fridge while you make the blueberry filling.

Make the Blueberry Filling

  • Preheat the oven to 400*F.
  • Place blueberries in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla to the blueberries and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl mix together sugar, tapioca, cinnamon and sea salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the blueberries and gently stir until it’s evenly distributed.


  • Pour the blueberry filling into the prepared pie crust.
  • Top the filling with your desired pie crust shapes/design.

Egg wash:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and cream and lightly brush the pie crust with the mixture.


  • Cover the outer rim of the pie crust with a pie crust shield, or a piece of aluminum foil cut in the shape of the crust.
  • Bake the pie in the lower third of your oven for about 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake the pie for about 40 – 50 more minutes or until the crust is a deep golden brown color and the juices are bubbling and thick. If necessary, remove the pie crust shield/foil in the last 5-10 minutes of baking.
  • If the top of the pie begins to brown too quickly before the filling bubbles, cover the entire pie with a loosely fitting tent of aluminum foil.
  • Place the pie on a wire rack to cool for at least three hours. Serve at room temperature.



How to Use Frozen Blueberries
Thaw the berries for about 1 hour in a colander in the sink, and drain any excess liquid. Then proceed with the recipe as written. 
Ingredient Substitutions
  • Pie crustsee this pie crust recipe for ingredient substitutions. Or use a store bought crust to make it easier.
  • Instant tapioca. tapioca flour/starch, arrowroot powder cornstarch or flour also work well in this recipe.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for 2 months.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 15.7g | Saturated Fat: 9.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 17.3g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Can you pre make the pie, leave it in the fridge over night , then bake it the next day? Or will it get soggy?

    1. I suggest baking it and then letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

  2. 5 stars
    I love the pie shield, yes as you said everyone should have one, I have never never ever heard of them let alone seen one. I’m onto google as soon as I’m finished here…
    I was at the supermarket today, was going to treat myself to some fresh berries, but very quickly changed my mind… $8.90 for one punnet of 125g which would be about $14+ USA$$$’s. Have never seen them this pricey. So I bought a big bag.of snap frozen blueberries for .60 cents more…
    I’m off to find me a pie shield…hehehe 🥧 😋 💜🇦🇺