Blueberry Pie Recipe – an favorite

Sunday is a perfect day for cooking a pie in the station kitchen while you are on duty. I like recipes that are easy to follow and will not suffer if I am suddenly called away.  This blueberry pie recipe came to me from my aunt. It is a family favorite.


  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 tbs sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. In a medium bowl combine all crust ingredients. Press crust dough into 9″ pie pan. Prick sides and bottom. Back crust for 10-15 minutes or until light brown. Allow to cool.


  • 1 quart fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold water divided
  • 3 tbs flour
  • dash of salt

In a medium sauce pan combine 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Make flour paste with 1/2 cup water, 3  tbs flour and salt. Add flour paste to boiling mixture stirring quickly with a whisk. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove and cool.

When filling is cool, fold in remaining blueberries. Spoon into pie shell.

Refrigerate and serve with whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.