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Blueberry Pies for the 4th of July


  • 4 cups of blueberries divided
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg optional
  • 2 tablespoons of butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice


  • Place 3 cups of blueberries in a medium sized saucepan. Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg on the top of the berries. Mix the water and cornstarch in a bowl and pour it into the pan with the sugar, spices and berries. Cook over medium low heat until it starts to thicken. Gently stir as the mixture thickens but, don’t smash the berries. Add the butter and lemon juice and continue to cook until it reaches a pie consistency.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the remaining cup of the blueberries. Let the pie filling cool and then add it to the mini pie shells. Top with whipped cream and a strawberry. Spoon a little of the blueberry juice over the top if desired.
  • Depending on the size of your cutter and the thickness of the shells, you should get about 20-24 mini pies.