Florida Blueberry Pie

A few varieties of blueberries grow in South Florida, but commercial farms are located farther north, especially in the central and northeast part of the state. Look for Florida blueberries in mid-winter through early spring.
Photography By Alfredo Añez | January 22, 2017


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 9- or 10-inch pie plate with pastry. Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix gently. Sprinkle with flour and combine well. Pour into pastry-lined plate and dot top with butter. Roll out top crust and crimp edges. Or make lattice crust by cutting top pastry into strips and placing atop filling, then crimping edges. Brush top crust with heavy cream. Bake about 45-50 minutes, or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden.

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  • 3 pints blueberries, rinsed and picked over to remove unripe berries
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  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
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  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
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