There is nothing better than a steaming hot slice of pie, and there are so many wonderful things you can put inside them. Blueberries are just the right combination of sweet and tart to make an excellent pie filling, and their flavor is made even better with the addition of ground cardamom pods.
Making your own pie has never been easier, especially since you can always buy a pastry from the store to save you having to make your own. Today, we will be covering 15 incredible blueberry cardamom pie recipes that you can make for your next dessert.
For this recipe, you will need a pre-baked pie crust to pour your blueberry and cardamom mixture into. Since you don’t have to make the case by hand, it only takes a few minutes to throw this pie together, and the results are out of this world.
This pie calls for two sheets of store-bough pie dough, one for making the case, and another for creating the swirl on top. The crust is brushed with a mixture of egg and turbinado sugar, which creates a delightful glaze that makes it the perfect color.
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries, although you will have to defrost them first if you choose the latter. The berries are mixed with cardamom, lemon and sugar to create a succulent filling that is both sweet and sour.
Rather than relying on a store bought crust, this recipe has instructions for making your own with roasted sugar that adds a delicious caramelized edge to the pastry.
The blueberry, lemon zest and cardamom mixture has tapioca in it to make it extra thick. You will need to let this pie set for two hours in the fridge when it comes out of the oven to prevent the topping from being too runny.
The crust for this recipe is made from smashed up gluten-free graham crackers and has a sprinkling of cardamom added for extra flavor. The blueberries are sandwiched between two layers of cream cheese for a delightful explosion of flavor that is very luxurious.
As well as being gluten-free, this recipe can also be made vegan very easily as the author has included alternatives for all the dairy ingredients.
Blueberry and cardamom pie is a great autumnal dessert, and a dash of cinnamon makes it even more delicious. That’s what this recipe includes, along with a dribble of lemon zest to make the pie filling slightly tart and not overwhelmingly sweet.
It is recommended to use two store bought pie crusts for this recipe, with one for the base and another one cut into strips for the lattice on top.
This is another gluten-free recipe that uses oat and almond flour to make the pastry. This is held together with coconut oil and maple syrup for a rich cardamom infused crust that goes perfectly with the blueberries.
Once it comes out of the oven, you can garnish this pie with more fresh blueberries and blobs of whipped cream around the edges. Even if you aren’t gluten-free, this pie is so decadent that you will simply have to try it at least once.
The blend of spices added to this pie make it the perfect traditional desert for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. With both orange and lemon zest added to the blueberries, this pie has a piquant citrus edge that really brings out the spices.
Speaking of spice, this pie is infused with cardamom in the crust as well as ground juniper berries, cinnamon and cloves in the filling.
This pie is a fruity extravaganza with both plums and blueberries used in the filling along with cardamom and lime zest. The crust is completely gluten-free and vegan, with raw cane sugar to make it sufficiently sweet.
If you are making the gluten-free version, then you will need to buy psyllium husk in order to hold the crust together and prevent it from crumbling. With tapioca added to the blueberries and plums, the filling for this pie is very thick and easy to cut clean slices out of.
For this recipe, you will need a store bought pie crust and a cookie cutter for making neat little circles. The outside of these mini pies is brushed with an egg wash to give it a golden yellow color and help it stick together.
On the inside there is a sumptuous mixture of blueberries, lemon juice, and cardamom for a delicious fruity filling.
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Streusel is another word for a crumble and this dish is topped with a gorgeous streusel made from almonds, cardamon and lemon zest. This makes the perfect topping to a succulent pie, with plenty of stewed blueberries and cardamom in every bite.
The streusel is very easy to make, especially if you have a food processor, and the crust is bought from a supermarket, which makes this recipe extremely quick and easy to throw together at a moment’s notice.
If you aren’t too keen on using a store bought pie crust, then you are in luck since this recipe teaches you how to make your own. This means you will need to pre-bake your crust before adding your blueberries.
You can do this while you are boiling down the berries, cardamom and lemon zest, so it won’t take up too much time. When it is finished, this pie is best served with a dollop of ice cream on the top.
The vegan pie crust in this recipe uses all-purpose flour and almond meal flour for a wholesome, homemade pastry. It is sweetened with maple syrup and infused with ground cardamom to give a strong flavor that complements the blueberry filling.
There is orange juice mixed in with the berries to provide a fruity, slightly acidic taste that contrast well with the ground cardamom. When making this pie, you will need to save enough pastry for making a lattice over the top.
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A crostata is an Italian pie that often takes the form of an open topped fruit tart. This crostata has a pastry dusted with sparkling sugar that gives it an extra sweet crunch.
For the inside, blueberries and ground cardamom are mixed with orange marmalade to create a fruity citrus and berry filling that tastes amazing. Prep for this pie takes 10-15 minutes, and it only needs to cool for 30 minutes after baking before you can tuck in.
This is another vegan recipe, but one that was too delicious and unique to not include. The filling has many of the usual ingredients including blueberries, cardamom and lemon juice, but with a few different flavors added in to give it a unique edge.
One of these is offered by the combination of maple syrup and candied ginger, which gives this pie a very autumnal flavor that you won’t be able to resist making again and again.
The full butter pastry used in this recipe is very luxurious and should hold together without breaking when it is time to cut the pie. As well as the buttery crust, this pie is filled with an excellent mixture of blueberries, apple, cardamom and cinnamon.
As if the fruity inside wasn’t enough, the whole thing is topped with a streusel made from more butter and granulated sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do Pies Have Lattices On Top?
We have all seen the classic pie design, with a lattice made from strips of pastry placed over the top. The reason for this is that you need to leave gaps in the top of a pie to ensure the heat can escape.
If you don’t do this, your filling may become too hot and melt your pastry, which will lead to a pie with a soggy bottom.
How Do You Keep Blueberry Pie From Being Runny?
If you find that the filling of your pie is too juicy and spills out from the sides, then you may need to use a thickening agent. Tapioca or cornstarch will both work to make your filling more jelly like, and will soak up extra moisture that makes the base of your pie soggy.
How Do I Prepare Cardamom Pods For Use In A Pie?
Whole cardamom pods will provide a much better flavor for your pie, but you may be wondering how to prepare them. In order to infuse your filling with cardamom, you will need to grind the pods into a fine powder with a mortar and pestle.
Grinding the entire pod will add a potent flavor, but if you want it even stronger, then you can slightly squeeze the shells to release the seeds. The seeds by themselves will produce an even stronger taste, but watch out you don’t add too many.
Making a pie is one of the best things you can do with frozen berries, or some spare fresh ones that you need to use up. There are pies in this list for anytime of year and any diet, so everyone can enjoy a piping hot fruity treat whenever they want.
So why not give them a try and enjoy a luxurious pie that is jam-packed with berries and autumnal spices.
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