Country Blueberry Pie

Here's a delicious recipe for Blueberry Pie. If you haven't heard about the many health benefits from blueberries, check this article out from The World's Healthiest Foods.

4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 double pie crust
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In medium bowl, combine blueberries, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gently stir until mixed well. Set aside while you prepare the pie pastry. Add blueberry mixture on top of bottom crust. Dot with bits of butter. Smooth water along edge of pie crust with fingertips (to help seal the pie). Add the top pastry to pie and crimp edges. I always like to smooth 1-2 tablespoons of milk over the top of the pastry and then sprinkle with sugar to make a pretty crust. Bake for 40-50 minutes until top crust is golden.

Pie Pastry Recipe:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold water (2 parts)

In medium sized bowl, mix together flour and salt. Add shortening and cut in with a fork until crumbly. Add 1/4 cup water and mix, then add the rest of the water to finish mixing the dough. Dough should hold together in a ball. Roll out on floured surface the size of your pie plate. For top crusts, remember to make slits in the dough so your pie can breathe while it is baking.
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