If you are trying to watch the calories, are health conscious and often deprive yourself of a sweet treat after your main meal, blueberry pie could just be the most perfect pie for you.
Blueberries are now being hailed as one of the top ten "superfoods", as they are full of vitamins and nutrients and their properties are known to prevent against certain forms of cancer and heart disease, improve memory and sight and even protect the brain, deferring the onset of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Blueberries are small, round soft fruits that are extremely low in calories. They may have a sweet or tangy taste and are a wonderful dark blue colour. Wear an apron when cooking with blueberries, as blueberry stains are not the easiest to remove from your clothing!
Blueberries are in season from May to October, so this would be the best time to make your blueberry pie.
Provided that you can get hold of a kilo or so of blueberries, blueberry pie is very simple to make. It is made with shortcrust pastry, which if you don't have the time to make, you could easily buy the ready made prepared pastry from the supermarket, which works just as well.
This pie is usually made with a two layers of pastry, with all of the tiny blueberries packed inside, although there are variations on the traditional recipe.
As with the majority of pies, blueberry pie is delectable served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzling of pouring cream.