Servings: Makes 6–8 servings
Ingredients 3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries2/3 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch1/8 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon lemon juice3 cups flour1 cup shortening (Crisco or vegetable)1 egg , slightly beaten3 tablespoons water2 tablespoons lemon juice
Cook the berries on top of the stove over medium heat, until cooked through, approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Add the sugar, cornstarch, salt and lemon juice and stir until thickened.
Mix together the flour, shortening, egg, water and lemon juice and place about half the mixture in a pie shell or rectangular loaf pan. Empty the blueberry mixture into the pie crust and cover with the remaining pastry.
Bake at 350° for one hour, until the blueberries are bubbling over. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and serve.