Carini Farms in West Olive shares this delicious way to use fresh-picked blueberries.
Ingredients for crust 2 refrigerated pie crusts 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts, etc. (optional)
Ingredients for topping 4 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon butter
Preparation for crust Press both pie crusts into pie pan, creating two layers. Bake pie crusts at 350 F for 15 minutes. Blend cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla and nuts. Pour over the pie crusts and bake for an additional 10-13 minutes. Cool pie crusts.
Preparation for topping Mix two cups of blueberries with 1/4 cup of sugar and set aside. In a saucepan mix the remaining sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, salt and water. Add the remaining blueberries and butter. Bring to a boil and simmer until thickened. Add the sugared blueberries. Cool the blueberry mixture, then pour into the pie crust.