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. My favorite is apple pie with apple pie spices. My other close favorite is cherry pie made with the sour pie cherries that once were prolific in the orchards in Ft Collins and Loveland.

  2. My favorite pie is key lime with pecan coming in a close second. Truthfully I’ll attack pretty much any pie. 🙂

  3. Chocolate satin, key lime, pecan, Marie Callender’s double cream blueberry…who has just one favorite pie?

  4. My very favorite pie is olallieberry pie served at Duarte’s on the California coast in Pescadero, California. These lucious berries are locally grown. I like your idea of adding fresh blueberries to the pie!

  5. Apple pie. My husband makes it the best!!! Never fail though he always struggles with the crust. But it always end up scrumptious!

  6. I like fruit pies best – apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, strawberry-rhubarb, the list could go on and on

  7. Peach Pie. My mum made the best and now that she has passed I wish I could make a pie like she could.

  8. I love cherry pie made with sour cherries. When I was little we had a cherry tree in the back yard, and my sand box was right there. I spent many hours playing under that old cherry tree. Fond memories.

  9. Favorite pie? The apple pie I made for Thanksgiving. Two kinds of apples, plus caramel. Delicious!

  10. Two favorites – the traditional: peach pie and the family one: pudding pie that my Nana makes. It’s instant vanilla pudding with a graham cracker crust and meringue on top.

  11. I love a good French silk pie, even better if it has sliced almonds on top. The blueberry pie looks good, I think I may need to try that one!

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