Ellen Bales


Just got this in my mail and immediately thought of all those blueberry lovers out there--myself included! I can taste it already, so fresh and creamy. Reviewers say it is to die for!
Recipe & photo:


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30 Min
4 Hr


  • 7 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 c
    vanilla wafers (about 50 wafers), finely crushed
  • 4 c
    fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1/2 c
    plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 3/4 c
    cold water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    zest and juice from 1 lemon, divided
  • 3/4 c
    boiling water
  • 1 pkg
    (3 oz.) jell-o lemon flavor gelatin
  • ·
    ice cubes
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) cool whip whipped topping, thawed, divided



  1. Melt 6 Tbsp. butter; mix with wafer crumbs. Press onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until golden.
  2. In a saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 Tbsp. cold water to a boil, stirring constantly. Dissolve cornstarch in 3 Tbsp. of the remaining cold water; whisk into the blueberry mixture. Simmer over low heat for 2 minutes or until thickened, sitrring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat; add reserved butter; stir until melted. Reserve 1/2 tsp. lemon zest and 1 tsp. juice. Stir remaining juice and zest into the blueberry mixture. Pour into crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, add boiling water to Jello mix; stir for 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to remaining cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to the Jello and stir until slightly thickned. Remove any unmelted ice.
  5. Whisk 1 cup Cool Whip into Jello. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until Jello mixture is thick enough to mound. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of the remaining blueberries; spoon over blueberry layer in crust.
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Top pie with remaining juice and remaining sugar; spoon over pie.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Pies Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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