Blueberry pie

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Blueberry pie
Miniature blueberry pies.jpg
A blueberry pie
TypePie
CourseDessert
Place of originCanada, Germany and the United States of America
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsBlueberries
Blueberry pie with almond crumb topping

Blueberry pie is a pie with a blueberry filling. Blueberry pie is considered one of the easiest pies to make because it does not require pitting or peeling of fruit. It usually has a top and bottom crust. The top crust can be a circular crust but the pie can also have a crumble crust or no top crust at all. Blueberry pies are often eaten in the summertime because that is when blueberries are in season.[1]

History[edit]

Blueberries, both wild ('lowbush') and cultivated ('highbush'), are native to North America. Blueberry pie was first eaten by early American settlers and later the food spread to the rest of the world. Similar desserts are prepared in Europe with bilberries. It remains a popular dessert in the United States and Canada. Blueberry pie made with wild Maine blueberries is the official state dessert of the U.S. state of Maine.[2] Blueberry pie has been documented in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872.[3]

Ingredients[edit]

A typical ingredient for blueberry pie are rinsed and stemmed blueberries. The berries can be frozen or fresh. Other ingredients include flour, or instant tapioca. cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, vanilla and butter. Recipes may vary ingredients.[4]

Nutrients[edit]

Macro[edit]

The macronutrient count for a serving of blueberry pie is around 12.5 grams of fat, 43.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 2.3 grams of protein, for a calorie count of 290.[5]

Micro[edit]

Blueberry pie has several vitamins including vitamin A, Folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Blueberry pie also has a variety of minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, Martha (12 March 2015). "Blueberry Pie Recipes". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  2. ^ Associated Press (21 April 2011). "It's the law: Whoopie pie official 'treat'". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Blueberry Pie". New England Recipes. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2012.
  4. ^ "Recipes". Bauer, Elise. "Blueberry Pie Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com." Simply Recipes. N.p., 14 July 2009. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Blueberry Pie". "Blueberry Pie." HealthGrove. FindTheBest.com. Jan. 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.