Best Gluten-free Classic Blueberry Pie
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Making a blueberry pie from scratch is much easier than you may think. Use fresh or frozen blueberries and combine with lemon juice, sweetener of choice, warm spices, and ground chia seeds to make a deliciously rich and thick filling. Make a lattice for the top layer for presentation points but it can be left open or opt for a full crust layer to cover the filling. This gluten-free blueberry pie recipe is so simple yet super comforting and a real crowd-pleaser.
Can I adapt the recipe for different diets?
This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made dairy-free by substituting any dairy in the pastry for a plant-based alternative.
How to store blueberry pie?
Once the base has prebaked, leave to fully cool. You can make the base up to 2 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer for longer. Any leftover blueberry pie should be covered with aluminum foil and stored in the fridge for up to 7 days. The pie can be reheated in the oven for 5 minutes and left to cool at room temperature before serving so the berry filling can be set. This pie can be frozen, allow to fully thaw before reheating in the oven, and cooled slightly before serving.
1 x 9" Pie
For the pastry:
For the filling:
3 cups frozen blueberries
3/4 cup coconut sugar, (or sweeetner of choice)
4 Tbsp lemon juice
Rind of 1 lemon, grated
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup ground chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
Icing sugar, (to finish)
Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C. Prepare the pastry crust as per the recipe.
Reserve ¼ of the dough for the lattice top. Flatten the remaining dough to a disc shape and transfer the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to a disk approximately 1/4-inch / 6mm thickness, then peel off the top layer of baking paper.
Transfer the crust to a 9-inch pie dish. Use a fork to prick the base in several places. Prebake the crust in the center of the oven for 12-15minutes or until just beginning to golden and crisp up. Set aside to fully cool.
Grate the lemon on the small side of a box grater. Add the blueberries to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, ground chia seeds, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Bring to a gentle simmer and keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the chia seeds have worked their magic and thickened the mixture. Set aside.
Preheat oven again to 350°F/ 180°C. Pour the blueberry filling into the pie crust. Set it aside. Roll out the remaining 1/4 crust dough between the baking paper and plastic wrap. Use a sharp knife or a pizza wheel to slice strips of dough. Carefully transfer the lattice strips over the pie filling.
Bake the pie in the centre of the oven for a further 12-15 minutes. The Lattice should be golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool to room temperature before slicing and serving. Dust with icing sugar for presentation marks (optional).
SERVE THIS WITH.
Vanilla ice cream
Fresh whipped cream
Blueberries - have superfood status due to their antioxidant powers. They are high in Vitamin C, manganese and dietary fibre. Blueberries contain a plant compound called anthocyanin. This gives blueberries both their blue colour and many of their health benefits. (Source)
Cinnamon - contains huge amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants, cinnamon is known to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body and can help fight bacterial and fungal infections, and improve blood flow. (Source)
Ground chia seeds - provide all 8 essential Amino Acids and non essential Acids and are a good source of dietary fibre, calcium and protein. Chia seeds are also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is needed for brain and heart health. (Source)
Lemon - high in heart-healthy vitamin C and several beneficial plant compounds that may lower cholesterol. (Source)
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