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The Last Days of Summer… time for the BEST Blueberry Pie!


The Best Blueberry Pie Ever

I have a super cute 2-year-old nephew who absolutely is obsessed with blueberries. (Or as he pronounces them, bloo-bewwies.) He would, and has, eaten them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So this summer, when we were all visiting my family in berry-land, I thought it might be fun to take Mr. Super Cute to the local berry picking patch for a treat.


We arrived and he started going to town on the bushes, shoveling ripe as well as unripe blueberries in his mouth by the handful. It was a proverbial kid-in-a-candy-store afternoon.

After about 30 minutes of picking, we had as much as we could carry, and headed back to the house to see our haul. Nearly every year I make jam while in the San Juan Islands berry-country, but this year I wanted to do something different. I hadn’t had pie in a long time, so Blueberry Pie it was!


I must say, this pie turned out to be one of the best desserts I’ve ever made. The crust so tender and flaky, and the filling… divine. Probably because of the pickers! We had the pie for dessert that night, unfortunately for Nephew, it was after he had gone to bed.

The next day, Sister, Nephew and I were driving home, so Mom had us take the remaining pie with us. “Car Pie,” we named it. Mom packed up the pie in a bag, adding utensils and bowls, so whenever we wanted it, the Car Pie would be ready.


We headed south and stopped in Seattle for a little detour on the big Ferris wheel there on the pier.

20140711_113340Gorgeous day, great view and a fun adventure.




Before we got back in the car, Sister and I decided that we needed drinks to accompany our tasty treat. We kept telling Nephew that we were going to have Car Pie in a few minutes. He had no idea what that was, but we assured him it would be wonderful.

Sister, holding Nephew, approached the nearest restaurant… a crab-shack sort of take-out spot. We walked up, the guy behind the counter asked, “What can I get you?” Nephew declared, “Car Pie Please!”


We about wet our pants as we laughed and told the counter-guy we wanted iced teas and milk. Still laughing, we went back to the car and served up the pie.




Nephew was very serious as he experienced his first taste of Car Pie, and in the end it was a huge hit. Even now, after nearly every meal, he still asks for Car Pie. I’m a happy Auntie! Click here for the Car Pie, I mean, Blueberry Pie Recipe.

To make the flowered crust, I used these cutters:




Click here for my Blueberry Pie Recipe. Update: You can always use frozen blueberries in this pie. Same measurements, just pop in frozen for fresh.

The Best Blueberry Pie, the Tamara Blog

Happy end of summer! It’s been a wonderful one!


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  • Reply
    August 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    That is the best looking pie EVAH! I want to make some Car Pie!!!

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    August 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Best blog ever! 🙂

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    August 30, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Looks so yummy Tamara. I usually cook my blueberries first until they pop,then I add tapioca before I bake the pie. This makes the blueberry pie easier to serve.
    I have never been blueberry picking before. What fun! And your nephew is as cute as can be! Thanks for sharing.
    I always look forward to your blogs.

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    August 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Tamara! That pie looks absolutely amazing! It looks delicious! Sorry off topic but I am just wondering about something..The new series of Downton Abbey starts on September 29 here in the UK! Will you & Jon be doing the afterbuzz aftershow UK pace again this season? Please say yes!! I really enjoyed you both doing it last season! Thanks 🙂

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      Tamara Berg
      August 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      You’re so funny! I heard the 21st of Sept… and YES! I’m waiting with bated breath until whatever day it comes!! I’ll pass along the eagerness and greetings to John (and Courtney too!)! And thanks for asking! 🙂

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        August 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

        YES! Woohoo – yay! Excited now. Thanks for the reply. I’m looking forward to Downton Abbey and the great aftershow of course! You better get your special wine again! lol 🙂 I wonder what’s next for poor poor Edith!! And will there be a tragic accident this series? 😛 hehe

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