Awesome Blueberry Pie


Awesome Blueberry Pie

Awesome Blueberry Pie
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If you've been searching your whole life for an easy blueberry pie recipe that tastes just like the one grandma used to have sitting on her counter, then it's a good thing you found our Awesome Blueberry Pie! This simple pie makes a beautiful addition to any spread, too! But who wants to just look at it? Dig in!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (9-inch) frozen ready-to-bake pie shell, thawed
  • 1 (4-serving size) package lemon gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup ginger ale
  • 3 pints fresh blueberries, washed

What to Do

  1. Bake pie shell according to package directions; set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining ingredients, except 2 pints blueberries. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until gelatin mix has dissolved and blueberries have popped and colored mixture blue, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining 2 pints blueberries then spoon into baked pie shell.
  4. Chill at least 4 hours, or until set. Serve, or cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.


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I have made this pie using both fresh and frozen blueberries, and I found that the frozen can be larger and have a greater moisture content than the fresh, and can result in a soggy crust. I would recommend thawing and draining the frozen, (don't throw that stuff out - it's a treat for the chef!) and adjusting liquids accordingly. A little less ginger ale, or even a little more cornstarch to thicken it.

Blueberries are my favorite fruit. I could eat them all the time out of the carton. Also, I think blueberry desserts have the best taste. I just don't know if I would like the lemon gelatin. Maybe it isn't as strong as I'm thinking, so I may try it and if I don't like the taste I could try another flavored gelatin like some of the others suggested. And some where questioning the amount of blueberries, and the recipe says add all other ingredients EXCEPT 2 pints. So you would use the one pint and save the other two.

I would think that yellow jello and blue berries will turn into a green pie.

can you freeze this pie?

Yes, you can freeze this pie. Enjoy!

Excellent! Thank you to oldgoat6 for the suggestion to use the "My Pie Crust" recipe -- it has a cookie flavor, and is healthier than a traditional pie crust. Also, thank you to memaw1938 for telling us she used Berry able Jello -- because that's the Jello I had on hand. I will make this recipe again.

My husband loves blueberries said this was one of the best. I used Berry Blue Jello followed the recipe exact. I made a homemade butter crust the pie was delicious.

not awesome - awful - wasted three pints of blueberries

I made this pie for a party and got lots of compliments on it.

does anyone read the instructions before commenting? I've never seen so many confusing comments about a simple recipe.

What a great recipe! Being diabetic, I would use the sugar-free jello and gingerale and perhaps half sugar/half splenda. I made a strawberry pie a few weeks ago using the same sugar-free method with the jello, etc and all my non-diabetic friends loved it. I think any fresh fruit and berries would work very well.

Can you substitute lime gelatin for the lemon?

Absolutely - you can substitute for the gelatin you prefer. :) Enjoy!

Was very good. Made this as written except used No Roll Pie Crust, which I like better with any fruit pie (baked additional 1/3 crust recipe for crumbled topping on finished pie).

Question for the Test Kitchen Team -- Can you use unflavored gelatin in place of lemon gelatin and if so how much would you use????

We haven't tried this substituting the lemon gelatin with unflavored gelatin in this recipe, but we think it might work. If you do give it a try, it would be about 1 package of unflavored gelatin with about a 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar. We'd love to hear how it turns out!

Me again, on dialysis & need to know if I can use raspberries in place of blueberries because of the sugar content? Please if you can answer my question do so by tomorrow. Thanks a bunch. Hate the Dialysis recipes. Have to watch my sugar, sodium & no diary!!!!

Can I use a graham cracker crust because of my dialysis & frozen blueberries instead of fresh? Living on a budget. Thanks

Let me begin by saying that I really don't like blueberries. However I live in the blueberry capitol of South Jersey and everyone I know loves them. Made this pie for a dinner I attended and it got such rave reviews I've had to make it several times more for friends and family. Great recipe and so very easy. Thanks Mr. Food.

Why not use Mr. Food's recipe for "My own pie crust" instead of a frozen pie shell? This recipe works well with any single pie crust! And Thank You for all the great recipe's that you share!!!

Made this two days after the strawberry one and liked it even more. So good!! The peach one will be next, still debating whether to use can peaches or fresh and how many?

what can I substitute for corn starch?

You can substitute with 2 TBL of flour or 4 tsps of quick cooking tapioca for 1 TBL of cornstarch.

made this pie - used frozen blueberries and sugar free ginger ale - delicious and refreshing!

I was wondering if frozen blueberries could be used instead of fresh..

Yes you can use frozen blueberries in place of fresh. Enjoy!

This is a very good and quick way to make a blueberry pie. You can also use the same principle with other types of fruit -- peach jello with peaches, strawberry jello with strawberries, etc. You are limited by only your imagination.

Would you still use the ginger ale for the peach pie?

Peaches and ginger are GREAT together.

I made this & it was delish!! I don't bake but it looked like I did! YAYYY

This pie is top-notch. Everyone loves that the blueberries are whole and 'crisp.' A nice change from mushed-up berries in other pies. Also, it's not too sweet; it's just right with lots of blueberry flavor. I made it with a graham cracker crust and did the cooking in the microwave.

I wonder if this would work with other kinds of fruit, such as strawberries or rasberries?

Someone talked about using diet ginger ale. I thought you were never supposed to heat diet sodas. I think it has something to do with the aspartame.

I used water instead of ginger ale because that is what the version of this recipe that I used called for.

Curious, what does the ginger ale do?

brings out the flavor of the blueberry even more

I don't know why everyone is confused. The recipe clearly says cook 1 pint and then add. The other 2. Weird.

The recipe caught me off guard also. I thought the recipe said to put 2 pints in the saucepan and then stir in 2 pints later. I think it would be less confusing if the recipe said to put one pint in the saucepan, saving 2 pints to add later.

If I am wrong I will apologize, but recipe is wrong. 3 pts blueberries in ingredients part of recipe. Directions say cook 2 pts of blueberries then stir in 2 pts of blueberries. I thought 2 plus 2 is 4????

No u cook 1pt blueberries and add the other 2pts at the end that equals 3 pts


can I use sugar free jello and diet soda

Sure you can! Just know that we have not prepared it this way in the Test Kitchen, so we can not guarantee the results. Enjoy!

I, too, would like to know if I an use frozen blueberries -- thawed or unthawed.

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries. We would recommend thawing them and straining them to remove the excess liquid before adding them. Great question, thank you!

could you use strewberries instead of blueberries

Yes you can use strawberries! I am glad you asked because we actually have a version of this recipe with strawberries. Here is the link on our site for the recipe; Thank you!

This looks wonderful....I have heard the gingerale in a fruit pie is awesome....I have a question, tho.... I have started gathering and freezing my blueberries ( I have several young bushes ), could they be used either in full or partially in this recipe?

Terrific question, thank you for asking! Go ahead and use those frozen blueberries you are growing! We would suggest thawing them first. Then strain them to get out that extra liquid. Thank you again!

very good!


Why the sugar and the ginger ale? This could be a healthy recipe.

my husband is going to love this one....he is a blueberry boy!


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