Alaska is not only a source of wild game and fish, it also provides an abundance of wild delicacies such as blueberries! The picking season is anywhere from late August to late September. It just so happens that caribou and moose season fall at this time and last year we all had our fill of blueberry snacks while hiking and glassing for our caribou. These delicious berries are not only fun to pick and use fresh, we’ve also frozen batches to use during the winter. Here is a yummy (and easy!) blueberry pie recipe!
1-2 pints of fresh blueberries
2 cups Ocean Spray blueberry juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 T. butter
2 Pillsbury pie crusts (unbaked)
Combine cornstarch and blueberry juice. Add sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook until clear and mixture thickens. Add blueberries and almond extract. Remove from heat and pour into unbaked pie crust. Dot with butter. Cover with other half of pie crust and seal the edges. Make about four 1-inch slits in top of crust. Sprinkle a little sugar on the top. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes.