Blueberry Basil Pie Recipe

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Blueberry Basil Pie takes blueberry pie to another level. Stir in basil for a true taste of summer.

Nothing feels quite like summer like 4th of July and some blueberry pie! One of my favorite things every summer is seeing all the strawberry, blueberry and raspberry piescakes and desserts that come scattering across my Pinterest feed.

Blueberry Basil Pie Photo

They are always so pretty and festive to look at and I always have big intentions of crafting up one of my own! Sadly, most times I fall a little short of this goal, but not this year!

I decided to try my hand at a blueberry pie as I continue on my pie making journey this year. I started with baked strawberry pie, it only seems fitting to move on to blueberries.

Blueberry Basil Pie Picture

I have also been dabbling in a little gardening this summer. I’ve tried to grow several different plants before, but totally have a black thumb.

Poor plants, I always have the best intentions, but have managed to drown an orchid, whither a few succulents, and even turn a rosemary completely black in just three days.

Blueberry Basil Pie Image

But somehow, I have managed to keep a few basil plants alive the past few weeks! Hooray!

I have to thank all the rain we’ve had this summer, it must be helping me keep those herbs alive. I decided to spruce up my pie this time with some hints of basil.

I mean basil and blueberries are definitely quintessentially summer, don’t ya think?

Blueberry Basil Pie

After a quick google search to make sure that basil and blueberries were actually a thing that went together, I came across pages of recipes based off of Thomas Keller’s blueberry, basil and goat cheese pie. I mean if it’s good enough for Thomas Keller, then it’s good enough for me!

Blueberry Basil Pie Pic

I left out the goat cheese and went for something a bit more traditional, with just a little herby twist. Although I love some goat cheese, I wanted something extra sweet to celebrate Independence Day this year!

I think you'll love this pie. It's bright and herby, and totally perfect for summer.

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Blueberry Basil Pie Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water, Cold
  • 7 tablespoons Butter, Cold
  • 1 Egg, For brushing crust
For the Filling:
  • 2 cups Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil, Torn

Directions

For the Crust:

  1. Sift flour and salt together. Cut butter into cubes and place in freezer for 5 minutes to get cold.
  2. Using a fork, stir butter cubes into flour mixture until well coated.
  3. Add water and use hands to work dough into a ball.
  4. Place dough in the freezer for 15 minutes to get cold again.
  5. Work dough until smooth on a floured surface. Separate into two equal parts.
  6. Roll out each dough ball until as thin as a penny.
  7. Gently press half the dough into the pie pan.

For the Filling:

  1. Heat blueberries and brown sugar in a pot over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Stir in basil. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Add filling to pie pan. Cut desired silts into remaining pie dough.
  3. Places over the top and seal by pressing the edges together.
  4. Brush whisked egg on top.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
  6. Let pie cool for an hour then serve. 

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Author: Natalie Paramore
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 83
Calories 216

% Daily Value*
16%
Total Fat 10g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
6%
Sodium 149mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 10g
6%
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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