Pretty (big) ‘ole blueberry pie

July 11, 2016


Blueberries from Robertsdale Alabama - Leslie Anne Tarabella -blog

What to do with all these lovely blueberries from Robertsdale? Hmmm. I think I’ll make PIE!

Making homemade blueberry pie - Leslie Anne Tarabella blog.The recipe itself isn’t important. You can find any blueberry pie recipe on the internet. (There’s a link to the version I based this on at the end). I wanted to do something really pretty for my family’s 75th annual reunion. A large crowd was anticipated, so I decided to double the ingredients and use a large casserole dish to make a huge  lattice pie to feed the crowd.


Making homemade blueberry pie - Leslie Anne Tarabella blog.

Little dots of butter over berries, tossed with sugar, cinnamon, all-purpose flour, corn starch, lemon juice and a tiny pinch of nutmeg. I know! Nutmeg is unheard of in blueberry pie, but I took a chance and it gave it that je ne sais quoi and everyone raved!

Making homemade blueberry pie - Leslie Anne Tarabella blog.My college degree in elementary education came in handy once again as I rolled the dough into long “snakes” just like play-dough to create the vines for my leaves. I remember staying up late at night studying the play-dough moves.


Making homemade blueberry pie - Leslie Anne Tarabella blog.I used a knife to hand-cut some of the latticework and the larger leaves, then used cookie cutters for the other designs. I dipped the cut-outs in an egg wash and just stuck them on. Here’s the pie after baking for only about 15 minutes. I covered some of the larger dough cut-outs around the edges with foil to prevent them from getting too dark



If hot-bubbling pie from the oven is your thing, you’ll love the 12 second video above. Scratch your screen to release the amazing aroma!


Making homemade blueberry pie - Leslie Anne Tarabella blog.I added a few more flowers and leaves I had baked separately to cover some of the splatter from the lava-hot berries bubbling over, and I’m happy to report it looked and tasted just right!


Making homemade blueberry pie - Leslie Anne Tarabella blog.I guess everyone else thought so too.



I didn’t follow this recipe exactly (what’s new?), but I based my pie on this Betty Crocker recipe (HERE). 


  • Beautiful presentation! Looks delicious, too! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  • I don’t even like blueberries but I found myself scratching the screen to release the yummy aroma of this beautiful pie. My oh my!!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      But if they made blueberry wine (I’m sure they have somewhere) would you reconsider the cute blue fruit?

  • So many today talk about the Acai berry, protein powder shakes, and kale juicers. I’d rather have a blueberry pie with pretty flowers on it any day of the week!

  • I love the way you added the artistic dough touches Leslie Anne, so pretty! I will try to remember nutmeg, sounds intriguing!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      The decorating part was far more fun than the cooking part. I could have kept going with the little flowers.

  • Yum! Yum! Yum!!!!! Did you say buttah???? It’s no wonder it’s all gone!!! Have a great week!!!! I’m hitting the treadmill after that post!!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Wait till I show you all the other delicious things everyone else brought!

  • Leslie Anne, I actually caught a whiff of your blueberry pie…heavenly! Beautiful presentation! Pam @ Everyday Living

    • Leslie Anne says:

      So glad my new aroma system worked. Later this week I’ll show you my son’s socks on the floor.

  • Leslie Anne, your pie looks delicious and it did turn our so pretty. Yes, looks like everyone else thought so too!
    I did the scratch thing, and it smelled so good:)

    • Leslie Anne says:

      You’re a good sport for playing along Emily!

  • Breathing in deeply! Wish I had a spoonful, your talents are varied, Leslie Anne. It is gorgeous!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Thanks Dewena. The secret is not to show you all the failures.

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