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Blueberry pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts and here is a recipe that will get you well on your way to baking bliss. This Homemade Blueberry Pie Filling recipe is perfect for your next pie, ice cream topping, or other blueberry baking needs. Give this delicious dessert a try today.

Slice of blueberry pie on a white plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

🥧 What makes this recipe special?

From spring through the Christmas holiday season, pies are a treat and if you can use fresh fruit, even better. We get fresh fruit from our bushes, apples from apple trees, and maybe blueberries. Frozen blueberries or fresh blueberries both great.

One thing about blueberry pie filling is that it can be used for many other things. It is delicious just as a simple dessert topping, but it can also be used in cakes, tarts, or for different baking needs. Heck, just put some whipped cream on top and eat it.

We have shared a rhubarb pie recipe and an All American Apple Pie Recipe if you are looking to pair this with a second pie. We also have our Best Butter Pie Crust recipe if you want to make this a special dessert. 

🫐 Ingredients

Obviously, blueberries are the star of this recipe! You can use either frozen blueberries that have been thawed or fresh blueberries. They both work great.

Blueberry Pie Filling Ingredients on a table.
Of course, if you are going to use the blueberry pie filling for something other than pies, you don’t need the pie crusts or eggs. Blueberries, flour, sugar, and lemon juice are what are called for in the filling. For pie, you will need an egg, a tad more sugar, and pie crusts.
  • Blueberries
  • Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Lemon juice
  • Pie crusts (optional)
  • egg (optional)

See the recipe card for quantities.

🍲 Instructions

The great thing about blueberry pie filling is that it is easy to make. It is as simple as adding all the filling ingredients to a pot and heating it up.

You will want to continue to stir these blueberries as they heat. This will help prevent scorching on the bottom of the pan.

Also, don’t be afraid to break those little berries up. As they heat, they should open anyways, but I smoosh up the berries a bit with my wooden spoon when I make this.

Showing how to make blueberry pie filling.
This is as simple as adding the blueberry pie filling ingredients to a pot and heating over medium-high while stirring. Once headed and mixed well, use for pies or whatever you would like!

📦 Storage

Usually, when I make this, I tend to put it in the pie, and really it is good to go right off of the stovetop. You can, however, store this in the fridges. 

I would suggest letting it cool down for 15 minutes before using it or putting it in a covered container and placing it in the fridge. Then, when you want to use this for ice cream topping or whatever, bring it out. 

I would not store this for much more than a week. This can also be frozen.

🎓 Blueberry History tidbit

Blueberries are native to North America and have been around this part of the world for 13,000 years. While Natvie Americans were the first to use blueberries for food and medicine, they began being commercially produced in the early 1900s.


What is the best thickener for blueberry pie filling?

Some recipes use corn starch, but I put my money on all-purpose flour and sugar as the perfect thickener for blueberry pie filling. 

How do I make blueberry pie filing less runny?

Make sure you have enough thickener in your blueberry pie filling. Also, if you store your pie in the fridge, it will add to the thickening.

Besides pie, what else can you use blueberry pie filling for?

You can use it as a great ice cream topping. Just add a bit of whipped cream to the filling and it is a great dessert all by itself.

📝 Tips and tricks

  • Continue to stir while the filling is heating. This helps prevent burning and a better end product.
  • Use fresh or frozen blueberries. 
Two slices of blueberry pie on white plates with fresh blueberries all around.

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Slice of blueberry pie on a white plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Pie Filling Recipe

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  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minute
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 pie
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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A simple and delicious Blueberry Pie Filling recipe for a homemade blueberry pie, dessert, or other treats that call for tasty blueberries. While a pie filling recipe, this also includes a homemade pie that is perfect for your next event!


  • 5 ½ Cups of blueberries
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For pie:

  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar


  1. Add blueberries, 1 cup sugar, flour, and lemon juice to a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Continue stirring as the mixture heats to a simmer
  3. The mixture should start to blend together and thicken.
  4. Once thickened, in about 10-15 minutes, remove from stovetop.

For Pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit
  2. Place bottom pie crust in a lightly greased 9″ pie pan
  3. Fill with blueberry pie filling.
  4. Add top pie crust and crimp.
  5. Using a brush, lightly coat the crust with egg wash
  6. Put four small slits in pie crust to help hot air escape.
  7. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar on top.
  8. Using tinfoil, cover crimped pie crust edges and bake for 35 minutes. This helps prevent burning.
  9. Remove crust guard
  10. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crust edges are golden brown
  11. Allow to rest for 4 hours


  • Continue to stir while the filling is heating. This helps prevent burning and a better end product.
  • Use fresh or frozen blueberries. 

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1 Comment

  1. I made blueberry pie this last weekend and this worked great. Thanks for sharing and I liked that it really held together.