Shortcut blueberry pie

Ready in
5 hr
This one delivers all the taste with half the work, so it’s perfect for a beginner baker or time-pressed pastry pro.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

5 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


20 Shortbread Cookies
4 tbsp Butter melted
2 tbsp Cornstarch
3 tbsp Cold Water
2 cups Blueberries fresh or 2 300-g pkgs frozen unsweetened blueberries
0.5 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Club House Ground Ginger
1 tbsp Butter
2 tsp Lemon zest finely grated
0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Coarsely break cookies and place in a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form. Pick out any large chunks (and eat them!). Crumbs should measure about 2 cups (500 mL). Turn into a bowl. Using a fork, stir in melted butter until evenly moist. Press onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch (23-cm) pie plate.
  2. In a small bowl, stir 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch (or 2 tbsp/30 mL if using frozen berries) with water until dissolved. Place fresh or unthawed frozen berries, sugar and ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, lemon peel and vanilla. Pour into crust. Spread to edge of pie plate. Refrigerate, uncovered, until set, 5 hours or overnight. Great with a dollop of whipped cream. Leftovers will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 days.

Recipe notes

Fresh Versus Frozen
  • You can use either fresh or frozen berries in most pie, cake, quick-bread and sauce recipes.
  • Don’t thaw frozen blueberries. Stir frozen into dough or batter. Use a light hand – berry juices can turn batter a dull grey.
  • To freeze fresh blueberries, rinse, pat dry and spread out on a tray in a single layer. Place in the freezer. Once frozen, seal in plastic bags up to 9 months.

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