Brenda Gantt’s Fresh Blueberry Pie

Brenda Gantts Blueberry Pie


I recently bought eight blueberry bushes and planted them at The Cottle House Bed & Breakfast so I could have fresh berries of my own! We are never too old to plant trees, bushes, and flowers for the next generation to enjoy.

3 cups fresh blueberries

1 cup White Lily 

3 cups fresh blueberries

1 cup White Lily all-purpose flour (for coating berries)

Homemade Piecrust (recipe below)

¾ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling

1 stick salted butter, divided

Vanilla ice cream


1.Preheat oven to 350°.

2.Rinse off blueberries and let drain. Once drained, place berries in a bowl and toss with flour coating each berry completely. (The berries need to be damp so the flour will stick.)

3.Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a large circle with 1/8-inch thickness. Place dough in pie plate, trimming the excess edges. Gather trimmings and roll to a 10-inch circle. Cut the dough into 10 strips for the lattice crust on top.

4.Put the coated berries in the pie shell, shaking off excess flour back into the bowl.  

5.Evenly sprinkle sugar on top of the berries. Cut ½ stick butter into small pats and put on top of the sugar.

6.Put dough strips on top of the pie and do lattice work by layering them and crimping the edges. Smear remaining ½ stick butter over the crust and sprinkle just a little sugar on the crust.

7.Bake until crust is golden brown. Top with ice cream.


Brenda Gantts Blueberry PieEasy, quick, and cheap! With this recipe, you can make a pie any time you want without using a penny for gas money on a trip to the grocery store.


2½ cups White Lily all-purpose flour

1 cup salted butter (room temperature)

1 teaspoon sugar

5 tablespoons ice water


1.Preheat oven to 350°.

2.Mix flour, butter, and sugar together, stirring by hand. Add 5 tablespoons ice water and mix well. 

3.On a floured work surface, knead the dough. Sprinkle a little extra flour around on the dough and surface if the dough seems sticky. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a large circle with ⅛-inch thickness.

4.Place piecrust in a greased pie plate. Make sure that there are no air pockets between the crust and pie plate. (Flute pie if there is not a fluted dish. Prick the pie crust if you are baking it empty and adding filling later. If you are adding a filling to the uncooked pie crust, do not prick it.) 

5.Bake until golden brown or follow the recipe for the pie you are making if there is filling in the pie.

Kitchen Wisdom: Add more flour if your dough is sticky. If the dough cracks when putting it in your pie plate, just press it together with your fingers. 

Brenda Gantt, Host of “Cooking with Brenda Gantt” 

Linger Around the Table Yall Cover ImageThis recipe is part of Gantt’s second cookbook, Linger Around the Table Y’all. Full of delicious recipes and stories to share with family and friends, this cookbook invites every reader to join Gantt in the kitchen. Learn more about Gantt’s new cookbook and preorder your copy at

Read how Brenda’s faith influences all aspects of her life here.

Submitted by: Brenda Gantt

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