This Spiced Blueberry Pie with a Cardamom Crust will make you wish autumn & winter were here sooner. Its earthy spices and rich flavor are enticing and delicious.
Sometimes inspiration just hits. Who cares if it’s July in the South, right? Who cares if this is probably a recipe that is more appropriate for autumn/winter? This Spiced Blueberry Pie is ridiculously delicious and will leave you wanting to smell falling autumn leaves near a campfire while snuggled up with some cider…even in July!
Do you want to read a review of this recipe? Check out one from Nikki of Country Bumpkin here.
Skills & Techniques
If you really want to knock this spiced blueberry pie out of the park, I recommend reading some of the following articles:
- Pâte Brisée Pie Dough: 101 & Troubleshooting. Everything you need to know about making a pie dough from scratch, or in a food processor.
- How To Buy & Store Spices. Learn the 8 types of spices and how to buy and store them for best flavor and freshness.
- Pâte Brisée Pie Crust. If you choose to make the crust from scratch, this is my favorite recipe for a basic pie crust.
- How to Buy & Store Berries. This has everything you need to make sure your berries stay fresh until it’s pie making time.
I don’t know about your home, but pie doesn’t last long in mine. In fact, we love pie so much that we had a buffet of pies instead of cake at our wedding! If for some reason you do have some left over, you can store your pie covered (with plastic wrap, on a cake plate, whatever strikes your fancy) at room temperature up to 3 days.
If you would like to reheat your pie, you can do it by:
- Preheat your oven to 300°F and cover your pie with aluminum foil.
- Place your pie pan on a sheet pan and put in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.
- Remove your pie, and let cool for 5 minutes before eating.
TIP: With this pie specifically, the longer your pie sits and the spices are allowed to permeate the blueberries, the stronger the flavor will be. The spices will be much more dominant on day 2, rather than a couple hours out of the oven.
These reheating instructions are great if you want to serve your pie warm (but don’t want to microwave it), but I understand if you don’t ever use it – sometimes that’s more effort than it’s worth.
Spiced Blueberry Pie
Here’s the #1 recipe of 2015 coming at you. While you don’t have to make the crust from scratch to still flavor it with the cardamom, I do recommend it for best results. You can find my favorite pie crust recipe in the skills & techniques section above.
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Happy Cooking! 🙂
Spiced Blueberry Pie with a Cardamom Crust
A delicious pie accented with earthy spices and a hint of orange. Perfect on a chilly winter evening.
- 1 batch of Pâte Brisée Dough (2 crusts)
- 1 tsp freshly ground cardamom
- 36 oz blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 lemon , zested and juiced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 orange , zested
- 1 tsp freshly ground juniper berries (roughly 10-12)
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground star anise (roughly 1/4 of the spice)
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground cloves (roughly 8 whole)
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon (roughly 1/2 stick)
Lay one 13" circle of rolled out pâte brisée dough into bottom of a lightly greased pie dish. Let excess dough hang over the edge. Put back in refrigerator to chill.
Prepare Spice Mix
Using a mortar & pestle, or a spice grinder, grind juniper berries, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon until fine.
In a large bowl, combine blueberries, orange zest, lemon zest & juice, and sugar. Let sit for 10 Minutes.
Add cornstarch, vanilla, and spice blend to previous blueberry mixture and stir until combined.
Remove pie dish with bottom crust from refrigerator and fill with spiced blueberry mixture.
Prepare the second 13" disc of pâte briseé with cardamom in desired pattern/style. Place on top of assembled bottom crust and filling and use the prongs of a fork to firmly press around the edges to adhere both crusts together.
Remove undesired overhanging crust and return to refrigerator for 30 Minutes
Preheat oven to 400°F
Remove pie from refrigerator and brush heavy cream over the entire top crust. Sprinkle with sugar in the raw.
Place pie on sheet pan (preferably with a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil on it) and put in oven and bake for 20 Minutes.
Drop temperature setting to 350°F and continue to bake for another 45 Minutes or until crust in golden brown and pie filling is bubbling.
Remove from oven and let cool.
The longer this pie rests, the stronger the spices will become. If you don't want the spices to be so strong, use already ground spices from the store.