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July is Blueberry Month

July is the start of fresh blueberry season in Oregon. Visit a u-pick near you or buy them at your local farmers' market.

Recipe of the Month: French Blueberry Pie


Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen blueberries

  • Zest of one lemon

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg whisked

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • ¼ cup melted butter

Streusel

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup all-purpose four

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, diced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.

  • Prepare the streusel by mixing together the brown sugar, flour, cardamom and ginger. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter, fork or your fingers. Refrigerate.

  • Mix together the blueberries, lemon zest, and ¼ cup sugar and then pour the mixture into a 9-inch deep dish pie pan.

  • Mix together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger and salt.

  • In another bowl, whisk together the whisked eggs, heavy cream and lemon extract.

  • Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  • Then whisk in the melted butter and pour the batter evenly over the blueberries.
  • Place the pie plate on a baking pan and into the preheated oven for about 50 minutes.
  • Then remove the pie from the oven and sprinkle the streusel over the top of the pie.
  • Place the baking sheet back into the oven and bake the pie for another 15-20 minutes or until the center of the pie is mostly firm and springy to touch. The pie will firm up as it cools.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing.
  • Once the pie is completely cool, slice and serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.
  • This pie is perfect prepared the day before serving and held covered in the refrigerator. Let the pie come to room temp before serving.

 

Notes

  • Serves 8