24 May 2013

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie - Healthy Family Dessert

Erich wants, Erich gets. This pie is the answer to the question “what shall I do with the blueberries in the freezer?”

It was simply delicious. Max and I couldn’t even wait until it had cooled down and I could just about stop myself from getting the vanilla ice cream out.

Portions: 2 adults + 2 children
Cooking time: 40 minutes preparation + 45 minutes baking time

What's in it: Blueberries are a great source of vitamins and will make up for 1 of your five-a-day. Boosting your dietary fibre intake will help to maintain normal blood sugar levels and a healthy digestive system.

  • 250g spelt flour (or half plain/half wholemeal)
  • 50g ground almonds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 150g soft margarine
  • 70g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 400g blueberries (I used a bag of frozen blueberries)
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon

  1. In a large bowl, using your fingertips mix together flour, ground almonds, cinnamon, light brown sugar and margarine until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. You can also use a food processor for this.
  2. Add the egg and quickly knead until the dough sticks together to form a ball. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for ½ hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together blueberries, cornflour, lemon juice and brown sugar.
  5. Roll out the pastry between two sheets of cling film or baking paper to about 5mm. Transfer pastry base to the pie dish.
  6. Fill it with the blueberries and cover with stripes of pastry.
  7. Bake for 45minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  8. Leave in the pie dish to cool, then transfer onto a plate.

Suitable for freezing.


About this blog
This blog is about family cooking. It's important to get together for family meals. Here I'm posting healthy family recipes that kids and adults will love and make cooking for the family more fun. All my family recipes are well balanced and healthy family recipes but they can be tweaked for fussy eaters or spiced up for a more sophisticated adult palate. In addition to the healthy family recipes, I'm publishing some of my knitting and crochet patterns for toddler toys and accessories.

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