Grandma Catherine's Blueberry Pie

Catherine Bowman


I just wanted a simple blueberry pie recipe. I looked high and low, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. So I went back to my Grandmother's recipe box from the 1940's and 50's and found exactly what I wanted. The result was a blueberry pie that made my mouth SING! Sometimes the best recipes are the older ones!


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45 Min


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3 c
fresh blueberries
1 c
1/4 c
1 dash(es)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh or conentrate
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
double pie crust recipe


1 c
butter flavor shortening
3 c
1 tsp
kosher salt
6 Tbsp
cold water

How to Make Grandma Catherine's Blueberry Pie


  • 1Combine berries, sugar, flour, salt, and lemon juice.
  • 2Fill an 8 or 9-inch pastry-lined pie pan with the blueberry mixture.
  • 3Dot top with butter, then add the top crust. Slit the top.
  • 4Bake in a 400o oven for 40-50 minutes.
  • 5For the crust, use your favorite recipe or try this one...
  • 6In a bowl add the flour, salt, and shorting. Use 2 table knives or a pastry cutter to cut the dough.
  • 7Add the water and then cut the ingredients until the dough comes together.
  • 8Divide into 2 balls. Roll out each to fit the pie pan.
  • 9Fill and cook as directed above.
  • 10Place on top crust and slit. Bake as directed.
    Before baking:
    Using a pastry brush, brush the top with milk. Sprinkle the top with granulated sugar.

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About Grandma Catherine's Blueberry Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Collection: Grandma's Table

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