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Blueberry Pie

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time1 hrCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time2 hrs 15 minsDifficultyIntermediateRating

Ingredients

Crust / Pie Dough
 225 g all-purpose flour
 25 g almond meal
 25 g powdered sugar
 2 g salt
 2 g baking powder
 125 g butter, cubed and chilled
 50 g eggs
 10 g lemon zest
Almond Cream
 100 g butter, softened
 100 g almond meal
 100 g powdered sugar
 10 g flour
 50 g eggs (1)
 5 g vanilla
 30 g heavy creamoptional
Blueberry Juice
 500 g frozen wild blueberries
 100 g sugar
 15 g lemon juice
 10 g dry used vanilla podsoptional
Blueberry Glaze
 250 g blueberry juice
 30 g glucose or corn syrup
 30 g sugar
 5 g pectin
 5 g gelatin
 5 g rose water optional
 350 g fresh blueberries avoid frozen blueberries
 5 g lemon zest
 2 g Timut pepper ...to taste
Baking
 250 g fresh blueberries
 250 g saved blueberries from the juiceor use frozen blueberries
 15 g vanilla sugar
Garnishing
 50 g fresh blueberries
 3 g allysum purple edible flowers optional

Directions

About
1

The names of blueberries in languages other than English often translate as "blueberry", and French myrtilles usually refer to the European native bilberry, while bleuet is the quebecois word for blueberry. Blueberries are really good for you!.. Simply thrown in your morning bowl of cereal or salads, folded in muffin batter (check my recipe out!), or turned into preserves, blueberries are unavoidable.
This recipe makes a 9X1-inch/23X2.5 cm removable fluted tart pan. Sugar dough or pie dough can be used. Since we want this pie to be packed with fruits, the use of a tall tart pan is preferred. The blueberry glaze can be substituted for blueberry or blackcurrant jam. Though, it'll be sweeter.

blueberry pie

Crust / Pie Dough
2

In the food processor, mix cubbed butter with flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt, and sugar to coarse meal. Add the egg and lemon zest and mix until it forms a ball. Transfer pastry onto a large baking mat and sandwich with parchment paper. Roll out the soft pastry into a 0.12-inch/3 to 4 mm thick disc and freeze for 20 min or so. Remove the pastry from the freezer. Flip and remove the baking mat and as soon as the pastry sheet begins to thaw – use the rolling pin to smooth it out. Prick dough and slightly trim into a round that should be a couple of inches/5 cm larger than the tart pan. Mold the pastry into the greased tart pan and gently press around the edges of the tart base for a nice even finish. Flour your fingers if needed and make sure the pastry is flushed against the pan all the way around. Then make a lip; this will create more depth. Then run the rolling pin around the edge of the tart pan to cut away any excess pastry. Place tart shell in the fridge or freeze.

pie dough tart shell

Almond Cream
3

Mix butter with almond flour, sugar, flour and vanilla. Add the egg and heavy cream – give a few more pulses until smooth. Spread almond cream evenly in tart shell. Refrigerate until ready to bake or keep frozen for later use.

almond cream in crust

Blueberry Juice
4

Blueberry juice must be achieved using frozen fruits. In a saucepan, bring slowly to a boil the frozen blueberries along with lemon juice, sugar and vanilla. Turn the heat off, cover and let sit for an hour or best overnight. Pass mixture through a sieve and press down solids to squeeze out all the remaining liquid. Save blueberry juice for the glaze and the solids for the pie.

blueberry juice

Blueberry Glaze
5

Soak gelatin in cold water to soften and drain. Combine sugar with pectin. Heat up blueberry juice with glucose. Whisk in sugar-pectin mixture. Bring to a boil and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add gelatin and rose water. Cool off juice on ice water and refrigerate until it has completely set. Smooth out glaze with a spatula or use an immersion blender if it ends up too gummy. Fold in fresh blueberries and lemon zest. Season with Timut pepper to taste.

blueberry glaze

Baking Blueberry Pie
6

Bake blueberry pie at 350ºF/180ºC for an hour and 10 min or until the internal temperature hits 194ºF/90ºC. To do so, pierce the pie in the center and insert the tip of the thermometer about half way. Remove pie from the oven – let's stand for 30 minutes. De-mold pie and place onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely.

baked blueberry pie

Montage
7

Place a 9-inch/23 cm tart ring on top of the baked pie. The ring is optional though. Spread the blueberry glaze evenly all over the pie. Decorate with more blueberries and edible purple flowers if desired. The pie can be stored for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

blueberry pie montage

8

The deep purple effect...

blueberry pie slice

6 thoughts on “Blueberry Pie”

  1. Once again terrific recipe!!!! Thank you chef Albouze for the trick for rolling out pie dough much easier than the old way of chilling and using floured surfaces.

  2. I did this one yesterday for mother’s day, excellent recipe and it’s a killer, very well balanced, the crust is not sweet and create a very good contrast the filling, the blueberries goes very well with the rose water, i discovered this Timut black pepper that definitly add a special dimension to this recipe … i have added just a bit of naturel amond extract to the almond cream,

  3. Dirk Lyndon Yanong

    Hi Chef Albouze,
    You really inspired. I made this yesterday as a gift for my mom on Mother’s Day today.
    It was a success. I used Pectin NH since that I have it and Dried Pea flowers since I couldn’t find any freah Allysum flowers.
    The taste was incredible and very well balanced. Between the rose water, Tibut Pepper and lemon, the taste rich another level…. How I wish I can show you the picture.
    Thank you so much Chef….

    DLY

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