Recipes ofKurt Dixon

Registered dietitian

Body Refined, a Health & Wellness practice

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The Best Blueberry Pie… Ever!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Total time
1 hour
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Preparation time
20 minutes
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Portions
8

Made with a rich pastry crust and filled with sweet, plump, juicy blueberries, this super-food blueberry pie is pure decadence... at its healthy best!

Ingredients
or1 cup almond flour
or1/2 cup coconut flour
or1/2 cup tapioca flour
orPinch salt
or1/2 cup of vegan shortening
or6 tbsp. vegan butter
or3-4 cups fresh blueberries
or3/4 cup agave nectar/coconut sugar
or1/4 cup arrowroot starch
or1 tsp. grated lemon peel
or1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
Preparation
1.
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F.
2.
In a bowl, mix together the flours and salt.
3.
Cut the shortening and butter into 1/2 inch cubes and with your fingers rub into the flour until it resembles course breadcrumbs.
4.
Add the water a little at a time and mould the dough into a ball.
5.
Half the dough and flatten both parts into discs before wrapping in cling film and placing in the fridge for at least an hour to firm up.
6.
Combine all the filling ingredients togther in a bowl, mix well and allow to sit: 3-4 cups fresh blueberries 3/4 cup agave nectar/coconut sugar 1/4 cup arrowroot starch 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
7.
Grease your pie dish with some butter.
8.
Remove the dough discs from the fridge and on a dusted surface, roll them out.
9.
Line the dish with one of the rolled out discs and cut the other disc into long strips of equal length and about 1 inch wide each.
10.
Press the dough along the edges of the dish to ensure there are no gaps between.
11.
Pour the filling into the lined dish and then weave the strips on top to form a lattice.
12.
Place in the oven for approximately 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling nicely.
13.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer Slice (143 g)% DRI
Energy239 kcal342 kcal17 %
Fat16 g23 g35 %
Fatty acids, total saturated2 g3 g17 %
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg0 %
Sodium16 mg23 mg1 %
Carbohydrate34 g48 g16 %
Sugars15 g21 gremove
Fiber2 g3 g11 %
Protein3 g4 gremove