Blueberry pie

Blueberry pie is a pie with a blueberry filling. Blueberry pie is readily made because it does not require pitting or peeling of fruit. It usually has a top and bottom crust. The top crust can be circular, but the pie can also have a crumble crust or no top crust. Blueberry pies are often eaten in the summertime when blueberries are in season in the Northern hemisphere.[1]

Blueberry pie
Blueberry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping, May 2009.jpg
TypePie
CourseDessert
Place of originUnited States, Canada
Serving temperatureHot or cold
Main ingredientsBlueberries, pie crust, sugar, corn starch
Blueberry pie (commercial)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy232 kJ (55 kcal)
35 g
10 g
1.8 g
VitaminsQuantity
%DV
Vitamin A equiv.
6%
44 μg
Thiamine (B1)
1%
0.01 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
3%
0.03 mg
Niacin (B3)
2%
0.3 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
3%
0.14 mg
Vitamin B6
3%
0.04 mg
Folate (B9)
7%
27 μg
Vitamin C
4%
3 mg
Vitamin E
7%
1 mg
Vitamin K
10%
10.5 μg
MineralsQuantity
%DV
Calcium
1%
8 mg
Iron
2%
0.3 mg
Magnesium
1%
5 mg
Manganese
9%
0.18 mg
Phosphorus
3%
23 mg
Potassium
1%
50 mg
Zinc
2%
0.16 mg
Other constituentsQuantity
Water52.5 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA FoodData Central

HistoryEdit

Blueberries, both wild ('lowbush') and cultivated ('highbush'), are native to North America. Blueberry pie was first eaten by early American settlers[2] and later the food spread to the rest of the world. Similar desserts are prepared in Europe with bilberries. It remains a popular dessert in the United States and Canada. Blueberry pie made with wild Maine blueberries is the official state dessert of the U.S. state of Maine.[3] Blueberry pie has been documented in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872.[4]

IngredientsEdit

A typical ingredient for blueberry pie are rinsed and steamed blueberries. The berries can be frozen or fresh. Other ingredients include flour or instant tapioca, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, vanilla and butter. Recipes may vary ingredients.[5]

NutrientsEdit

A 100 gram reference serving of commercially prepared blueberry pie supplies 55 calories, and is 10% fat, 35% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and 52% water (table). It contains 10% of the Daily Value in vitamin K, but otherwise contains no micronutrients in significant content.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stewart, Martha (12 March 2015). "Blueberry Pie Recipes". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  2. ^ Vear, B. (2016). Ice Cream. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 141. ISBN 978-1-4729-3318-8. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Associated Press (21 April 2011). "It's the law: Whoopie pie official 'treat'". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Blueberry Pie". New England Recipes. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2012.
  5. ^ "Recipes". Bauer, Elise. "Blueberry Pie Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com." Simply Recipes. N.p., 14 July 2009. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.