A crumbly decadent crust bulging with a creamy blueberry filling -- blueberry pie is considered to be a summertime favorite dessert.

National Blueberry Pie Day is observed on April 28 every year to encourage people to host more pie-making sessions and have fun while at it. Since blueberry harvest season spans from April to September, it’s the best time to eat the drool-worthy dessert to the heart’s content.

History of National Blueberry Pie Day:

The introduction of blueberries into pies dates back to 1872. The first-ever recipe for the blueberry pie appeared in the “Appledore Cook Book” that same year. The day has since come to be celebrated to promote blueberries, which are known to be the healthiest fruits available in the market due to their high antioxidant properties.

Here's a simple recipe to make blueberry pies that will drive you to promptly arrange for a baking session: (Courtesy: allrecipes.com)


  • White sugar: 3/4th cup
  • Cornstarch: 3 tablespoons
  • Ground cinnamon: ½ tablespoon
  • Blueberries: 4 cups
  • Butter: 1 tablespoon
  • One recipe pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Take a bowl and combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, and fold in blueberries into the batter. Line the pie dish with one pie crust and pour the batter into the cavity before dotting it with butter. Cut the remaining pastry with 1/2 - 3/4 inch wide strips and make a lattice top. Flute the crust edges.

Place the mold on the lower shelf of the oven and bake for about 50 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven only when the crust is golden brown.

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