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Ozark Wild Blueberry Pie

Calling this recipe a blueberry pie recipe is doing it a disservice as it requires the addition of cranberries and oranges, which to my knowledge are not associated with the Ozarks.


  • 1 16 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Crust
  • 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. In a large bowl combine first eight filling ingredients. Stir in blueberries; set aside. If for crust, combine flour, sugar and mace in another bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture is pea-size chunks.
  2. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and toss lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface and using a floured rolling pin, roll to a 10 inch circle. Place into 9 inch pie pan. Spoon filling into crust; dot with butter.
  3. Roll second half of dough to fit top of pie moisten edge of bottom crust; place top crust over. Firm and under bottom crust; flute with fingers. Beat egg with water; brush over crust. Cut slits in top. Bake at 425° F 218 C for 40 minutes or until golden brown.