NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

National Blueberry Pie Day is observed each year on April 28.  It honors one of America’s favorite desserts.

Blueberry Pie:

• Has been enjoyed since the early American settlers
• Is the official state dessert of Maine
• Was documented in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872

 

Blueberries:

• One of the healthiest fruits on the market
• Inhibit cancer development
• Can help prevent urinary tract disease
• Assist in maintaining normal blood pressure
• Helps reduce blood sugar and symptoms of depression
• Enhance memory

HOW TO OBSERVE

Give this sweet recipe listed below a try:  Blueberry Pie recipe.

 

Use #BlueberryPieDay to post on social media.

 

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Blueberry Pie Day.

Blueberry Pie

 

Ingredients

3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1 tablespoon butter

 

Directions

Prep: 15 m
Cook: 50 m
Ready In: 1 h 5 m

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.

3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 - 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.

4. Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes , or until crust is golden brown.

 

Footnotes

Tip
Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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