Grilled Blueberry Pie – Fun and Delicious!
This is yet another attempt at a grilled pie. My first attempt was for the fourth of July with grilled apple pie. While the pie was very good, I felt the recipe could use a little refinement. The one thing I can say about this pie is that it is a really fun way to make pie in the summer. When you grill your pie, you don’t heat up your house by running the oven for up to an hour. What I really loved about making this pie is that the blueberries came straight from my very own blueberry plants. I even picked them myself. Such satisfaction in all of these tasks when the final outcome is so delicious!
Baking on a Grill
Many pie recipes call for you to bake the pie at 425 for 20 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 and cook for another 20 to 25 minutes. However, with grilled blueberry pie, I did not do this. I started out at 450 and reduced the temp to about 375 for the last 20 to 25 minutes. This is because the pie wasn’t browning like I wanted it to. Be careful if you try this, however, as the filling can get a little hot and boil over.
Making It Fit
As I said, the grilled blueberry pie is my second attempt at grilling pie, the hardest part is getting the top of the pie to brown. Also, the first time I did this, I placed a pan under the pie to keep the bottom from burning. This was not necessary, and the bottom crust was a little doughy. Because of this experience, I thought it would be better and more fun to try baking the blueberry pie in a cast iron frying pan. I have several pans and one of which is a 10-inch pan. This was nearly perfect for the 9-inch crusts I had purchased. I made the size fit by utilizing some of the top crust to repair where the bottom crust had split. This is easy to do by dampening your fingers with water and forming the dough into the cracks.
For this crust, I use store bought which is easier, but for pie purest, you may want to make your own. My summer, however, has been extremely busy with new projects around the house, taking care of chickens and rabbits, working 40 hours a week, and working on this website. So I got lazy with my pie crusts and bought them. When the weather changes and I am not so busy, I’ll think about creating homemade crusts.
Grilled Blueberry Pie
I different way to cook a blueberry pie. On the grill and fresh and tasty. This is a fun grilling experience you must try.
- 3/4 c sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 c water
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 dash ghost salt (optional)
- 3 c blueberries
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Preheat grill to 425 degrees F.
Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, ghost salt, and water. Add to a saucepan and heat until thickened. Set aside to cool. Once cooled add the berries and lemon juice.
Prepare your pie crust by placing the bottom crust into a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Spray the bottom and sides with non-stick spray to prevent sticking.
Add the filling to the pie crust. Place second pie crust on top and crimp edges together. Decorate as desired.
Place the pie on indirect heat on the grill at 425 degrees F. for 20 minutes, reduce the temp to about 375 degrees F. for the last 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the pie every so often to allow for even cooking if needed.
Allow to cool completely before serving. Serve with your favorite ice cream.