When perfecting our blueberry pie recipe, we found that adding a peeled, grated Granny Smith apple, rich in pectin, helped thicken the berries and enhance their flavor.
The perfect blueberry pie has every component—dough, crust, and filling—working in complete harmony. But home cooks know that achieving this balance is tricky.
Sweet, delicate blueberries are easily overshadowed by a dull thickener. Our goal was a sliceable pie with bright, fresh flavor.