Carol’s Famous Blueberry Pie

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We are in Canada right now. Up at the cottage. Three hours north of Toronto. George’s family has been coming up here for more than 100 years. The main cottage still similar to what it was back then. No TV, no dishwasher, no electric light, no stress. Time stands still in this place full of family memories from this last century.

This year has been sad. We miss Bill. He is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Carol was married to Bill for more than 30 years. They are soul mates. This summer has been especially difficult for her.

One of our summer traditions is to eat blueberry pie. It is probably the ritual my kids like best (and me too). Carol makes one of the best blueberry pies you could eat. I believe the secret is in the wild blueberries. Usually, we pick them up right outside the cottage, but this year was too dry so we had to buy them.

Carol has been making pies for 50 years. She used to make her own pie crust, but stopped doing that when they became available at the store “Anything I used to make from scratch is no better than what I can get at the frozen aisle and it takes no time.” So, for those foodies looking for a pie crust recipe, you will need to find it somewhere else. In this household we are all about simplifying.

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Carol’s Famous Blueberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 Pie crusts
  • 4 cups of wild blueberries
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • LOTS of cinnamon
  • Little bit of milk or cream
  1. Mix the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add this dry mix to the blueberries. Make sure all blueberries are coated.

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jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie14jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie134. Add water to piecrust edge. jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie12 5. Add second piecrust on top to cover and press edges together in whatever shape you want. This will seal the pie. jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie116) Make small incisions into the pie to allow the steam from the fruit to come out without tearing the pie.
jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie107) Add milk/cream and sugar to the top to help browning. jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie9 jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie88) Bake 10 minutes at 450 Fahrenheit and 40 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit.jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie6 jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie3 jestcafe.com-blueberry-pie2

Eat and be happy.

I think I might not be posting as much this week and next. Also, thank you so much for reading and coming here to visit. I appreciate all visits and comments. I really do.

Also, a post about a naked cake, a chocolatier, and Max’s birthday cake.

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10 replies
  1. Jeanne says:

    The photos of loving hands are so beautiful – I especially love the one with the gold wedding band…really, really beautiful. Enjoy your visit. Make memories to hold forever. I think I know the secret to making those delicious blueberry pies…she sprinkles in love.

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    • Mila says:

      Jeanne, I am so happy you noticed her hands. They were my favorite part of these photos, too. I mentioned to her how beautiful her hands are and she laughed, but it is so true.

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  2. coco says:

    Cómo podrían pasar desapercibidas esas manos? Hermosas fotos, me falto una del pie cortado para verlo por dentro!
    Disfruten y regaloneense mucho, que todos están tristes.

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  3. Carina says:

    Welcome to Canada, Mila… Though I am in the prairies. That cottage sounds like an amazing retreat. What a sanctuary. It is hard when we’ve experienced a loss, isn’t it. As you know, I lost my dad not long ago, and I guess it takes a long time to process this kind of sadness. I hope you and your family enjoy your time at the cottage, enjoy your time together. I might just try making that blueberry pie. I am all about simple, so no making pie crust is a plus for me. Take care, friend.

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    • Mila says:

      Loss is so hard. My dad died a couple of months ago but I have not been able to write about it. The loss is great and everywhere. Thanks!

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  4. Hannah says:

    Yum is all I have to say! Wish I was up there enjoying that pie with y’all!! It is definitely one of my favorite traditions too! I hope you enjoyed a slice for me too! Hopefully next summer I can get up for a weekend when all the family is up there. Hugs and love to all!

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