Blueberry Yarn, Doublegood Blueberry Pie, and a CONTEST!

Have you shopped for blueberries lately? I made the pie below this week, and there were the biggest blueberries I’ve ever seen in the stores around here. I’ve always loved blueberries. I remember picking blueberries in Paw Paw, Michigan when I was little. (Paw Paw is apparently the heart of grape and wine country in Michigan. And they have good blueberries.)

We like this pie because half of the blueberries are cooked into a syrup, and half of them are added to the baked pie shell in their natural state. This gives the pie a good mix of firm and cooked blueberries – thus the name, Doublegood Blueberry Pie. (Original recipe passed on to us a long time ago from family friend Joan Sundblad.)

Doublegood Blueberry Pie

9″ baked pie shell
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbl. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. lemon juice
1/4 cup water
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 Tbl. butter
whipped cream (optional)

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a pan. Add the water and 2 cups of the blueberries. Cook on medium heat until the syrup turns thick and clear. Remove from the heat and add in the lemon juice and butter. Stir until mixed. Let cool.

Add the remaining 2 cups of fresh blueberries to the baked pie crust. Pour the cooled blueberry mixture over the top. Let cool completely in the refrigerator. Garnish with whipped cream when serving (if desired).


Need some pretty BLUE(berry) yarn to go with your pie?

Why not? We always suggest project bags to match your projects. Why not pie to match your projects? Seems reasonable. Here are my favorite blue(berry) skeins this week:

Top Row, left to right: Dream in Color’s Smooshy with Cashmere Violet’s Blueberry, Hedgehog Sock Ink, Gherkin’s Bucket Long Stride Sock Threadbare

Middle Row, left to right: Wollmeise Twin Chim Chim Chimney, JulieSpins Euro 820 Aegean, Cascade 22o Midnight

Bottom Row, left to right: Into the Whirled Kettled Dyed The Cat’s Pyjamas, The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering Stonewashed, Black Elephant Dark Side.


And here are a few pattern options that caught my eye (they’re all shown in blue, too): 

Yume, Frosty Icy Flowers, Alice, Lake Song, Pretty With Jeans, Blue Moon, Bluebonnet Shawl (crochet), Ginga Top, Raglano, Antarktis, and The Age of Brass and Steam.


Today we have a contest and the winner gets a $25 Loopy credit added to their account!

We’ll do a random drawing next week. To be entered, leave a comment below and answer this question: What is your favorite kind of pie?


Have a great weekend and check back to the blog on Monday for Camp Loopy July news and a Monday Update!

Sheri whocountsblueberryasherfavoritefruitpie

223 comments

  1. Favorite pie: fresh peach pie. Ooooh with crunchy vanilla bean ice cream on top, or maybe vanilla with a ribbon of caramel.

  2. My favorite pie is dutch cherry. I add a little bit of almond to the filling that just sets off the cherry flavor beautifully!

  3. I might be too late to get in on this but I love something called Blueberry yum yum. It has a pecan graham cracker crust and then a layer of a cream cheese mixture and then a blueberry topping. Can use fresh or canned. Thanks Mel

  4. My favorite pie is a mixed berry pie – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and lots of raspberries.

  5. My all time favorite pie is blueberry! It is so good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or some whipped cream, or cool whip, or just have it plain. YUM! I can remember going out to the blueberry farms with my mom and grandmas every year to pick blueberries. The best ones were from Blueberries of Indiana or Stateline Blueberries. Its blueberry season again and guess what I’m doing with my boys next week? You guessed it, I am keeping up the tradition by picking fresh Blueberries! (Well, they are teenage boys now, so they might not be so interested in going with me this year) I’ll just bribe them with pie!

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