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Blueberry Lavender Pie

A dessert cookbook wouldn’t be complete without a chapter dedicated solely to pies and crisps! I spent last weekend brainstorming different iterations of this classic American dessert, and among the recipes I created were a Peach Gingersnap Crisp and a Blueberry Lavender Pie. Yes, you read right– lavender! I love using herbs in desserts because they add an unexpected flavor profile and an entirely new dimension to the dish.

At first, I thought about using thyme or mint, but ultimately felt that lavender would be a little more unique and interesting. I knew I had made the right decision halfway through baking the pie when I peeked into the oven and the aroma that escaped out was absolutely heavenly. Lavender’s floral and citrus notes blend incredibly well with the sweet blueberries. I made a lattice top crust, which I felt added to the rustic and “wild” nature of the pie, but feel free to use a solid top pie crust if you’re in a rush.

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Blueberry Lavender Pie

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking recipes, beach inspired food, blueberry pie recipe, blueberry recipes, how to bake with lavender, lavender in baking, pie recipes, unique pie recipes, using lavender in desserts
Servings: 8
Calories: 302

Ingredients

Sweet Butter Crust

Blueberry Filling

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare the Sweet Butter Crust

  • In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the flour, sugar and butter until pea-size pieces of butter form. Add the water and mix just until incorporated. Divide the dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough onto a 9” pie pan. Place the prepared pie shell in the refrigerator until needed. Wrap the remaining dough with saran wrap and place in refrigerator.

Prepare the Blueberry Filling

  • Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and dried lavender in a large stainless steel bowl. Add the blueberries and butter. Crush a few berries in bowl with back of rubber spatula. Mix until the berries are coated. Let sit 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove prepared pie shell from refrigerator. Transfer the blueberry mixture into the crust. Using the remaining pie dough, roll out a top crust or a lattice crust if desired. Crimp the edges decoratively. Place pie in freezer for 5 minutes to set up.
  • Bake pie for 40 to 45 minutes or until juices bubble up over the crust. Let pie cool completely at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.1mg