This Blueberry Pie (AIP/Paleo) brings fun back to summer food for those of us avoiding gluten, processed sugar, etc. Use your favorite crust, or borrow mine!Jump to Recipe
I’ve been wanting to make a blueberry pie for some time now. Every summer, when plump, ripe berries are plentiful, I want to add those beauties to everything! (See Blueberry BBQ Sauce, and Banana Blueberry Muffins, etc.)
You won’t need any special equipment to make the filling. I decided to make this one on the stove because I wanted more control over the texture. I first tried an uncooked blueberry filling in my crust. The result was… ahem… sub-optimal. 😆
Undeterred, I attempted making the filling on the stove. Now the magic began! Speaking of magic, the magic ingredient in this filling is arrowroot starch/flour. This is the stuff that holds it all together. It has the consistency of corn starch, but works way better as a thickener, IMO. Don’t be afraid of unfamiliar ingredients! Try ’em!
You should know…
Every time I post a baking recipe, I feel a responsibility to manage expectations. If you’re new to this way of eating, you may be expecting that baking will work just like you’re used to, for things to taste exactly the same, to have the same mouth feel, etc. AIP baking is tricky. I’m not gonna lie. If you are having a challenging time, reach out, and I’ll do my best to help you troubleshoot.
But take heart!
You CAN actually bake on the AIP/Paleo diet! Once you shift your mindset, you can enjoy baking again. Just remember – everything in moderation. You can quickly de-rail your healing by indulging in a few too many treats!
OK, we good? Right. Let’s get us some PIE!
As always, I’m wishing you great love and deep healing.
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