Remember when I told you about my blueberry pie hangover that could be cured by nothing more or less than at least six blueberry buckwheat pancakes and 8 oz of tequila cardamom-vanilla rhubarb compote?

This right here is the culprit.

(It’s dangerous.  Salivate with caution.)


I made it for Father’s Day since the one dessert my family can agree to unanimously adore is pie.

(But only if it’s not too lemony or lime-y or citrus-y and has not a single nut to its ingredient list.  Even the 1 tbsp of lemon juice in this pie gave me pause.  But I forged ahead anyway.

You can’t make good pie without at least a hint of citrus.  That’s a fact.  It’s written in stone somewhere.  I swear it.)

They may be just plain wrong misguided about other things (like molten lava cakes and eating lemon curd out of the jar with a measuring cup) but at least they are sensible about pie.  Hallelujah.


When you’re looking for a good dessert recipe, Martha Stewart is an excellent woman to turn to.  I’ve made her cupcakes, cookies, and now pies and I have never been anything less than wholeheartedly satisfied if not unabashedly stuffed to the brim after not being able to stop at one.

She is also number 4 on Gourmet’s list of 50 Women Game-Changers in food.  And for good reason.  She is an icon.  A Renaissance woman.  A household name.

The kind of woman who has every hair in place even in the midst of a federal prison while wearing an orange jumpsuit.  Seriously.

As someone who can barely hold it together long enough to fold her laundry at least 36 hours after it comes out of the dryer.  I kinda sorta want to be her.

But I’ll settle for baking like her.  Because this pie is good enough to forgive the clean laundry that sits in my basket for a week (or more) at a time.  It tastes like fresh air and a warm summer breeze.  It is sweet without being too sweet.  It is blueberry addiction at its finest.

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Pate Brisee
Makes enough for one 9-inch double crust or two 9-inch single pies, adapted from Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts

2 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4-1/2 cup ice water

1. Whisk together flour, salt, and sugar  in a bowl.  Add butter and quickly cut in with a pastry blender or your fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal with some larger pieces remaining.  Drizzle 1/4 cup water over mixture.  Mix with a fork until mixture just begins to hold together.  If dough is too dry, add 1/4 cup more water, 1 tbsp at a time, and mix with a fork.

2. Divide dough in half onto two pieces of plastic wrap.  Gather into two balls, wrap loosely in plastic, and press each into a disk using a rolling pin.  Refrigerate until firm, well wrapped in plastic, 1 hour or up to 1 day.  Dough can be frozen up to 3 months.  Thaw before using.

Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie
Makes one 9-inch pie, adapted from Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts

AP flour for dusting
Pate Brisee
2 lb fresh blueberries, picked over and rinsed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 large egg yolk, for egg wash
1 tbsp heavy cream, for egg wash
Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 400.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough to a 13-inch round, about 1/8-inch thick.  Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate.

2. In a large bowl, toss together berries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon juice until combined.  Pour mixture into pie plate, piling in center.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining disk of dough as in step 1.  To make lattice, cut dough into ten 1-inch-wide strips.  Lightly brush edge of dough in pie plate with water.  Carefully arrange dough strips on top, weaving to form a lattice.  Trim dough to a 1-inch overhang.  Fold edges under as desired and crimp with a fork.  In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and cream for egg wash.  Brush on top of dough strips and edge of pie shell.  Generously sprinkle with sanding sugar.  Refrigerate or freeze pie until firm, about 30 minutes.

4. Transfer pie plate to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake until crust begins to brown, about 20 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350.  Continue baking until crust is deep golden brown and juices bubble, 55 minutes more.  If crust browns too quickly, tent pie with foil.  Transfer pie to wire rack.  Let cool completely, at least 3 hours before serving.

Looking for more fruity desserts?  Check out these recipes:
Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce
Cranberry Blueberry Pie
Peach-Blueberry Pie
Strawberry Hazelnut Chocolate Crisp


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85 Responses to Martha Stewart’s Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie

  1. bravo! That pie looks magazine picture perfect. It is just beautiful and now you are making me crave blueberry pie. You can’t keep doing this to this pregnant woman. Anything I see you cook I then crave and must have- do you know what kind of pressure that puts on me! LOL!

  2. Nisrine M.. says:

    It looks gorgeous, Joanne. It doesn’t have a lot of sugar which makes me happy 🙂 Hmm, maybe I should make it for 4th of July…

  3. This looks so hangover-worthy! I love blueberry pie:-) Thanks for linking to the bake sale!

  4. Lovely! I never really deviate from our family recipe for pies… nothing else really compares with what I grew up with. 🙂 Blueberry is definitely one of my favourites… and strawberry rhubarb. 🙂

  5. Shannon says:

    this is my dad’s favorite, too, and what an awesome looking blueberry pie! i need to get on it….

  6. Maureen says:

    What a beautiful blueberry pie. Growing up in Maine blueberry pie was often breakfast if my mother slept in. I LOVE blueberry pie. It reminds me of home.

  7. Joanne says:

    What a perfect time of year, with all the fresh fruit out there just waiting for recipes like this. Joanne, you’ve outdone yourself with this one.

  8. OohLookBel says:

    The bit I like best is the crusty sugar on top. And the lusciously leaking fruit. And the lovely lattice pattern you made. Heck, I love all of this pie!

  9. It’s gorgeous and I can imagine it was super tasty! I can see developing an addiction after this!

  10. I can imagine it would have been quite tricky to get those lattices perfect, you’ve done an excellent job.

  11. I have never made pie. Kudos to you! Damn it looks good.

  12. Oh my! I just licked my computer screen. LOL

    I have been so afraid to attempt a pie crust. But after seeing this, I am going to give it a shot.

  13. Victoria says:

    I have that cookbook too!! I LOVE Martha and would trust her with my baking life, haha! There are so many great pies in the book, it really is hard to pick just one to make, but I’ve made a couple that were amazing, and I really need to make a few more this summer with all the fresh fruits available. This blueberry pie really looks like perfection. Who doesn’t love a good blueberry pie??

  14. Looks gorgeous and delicious!

  15. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, Martha Stewart is truly a lady who can do anything!! I am not surprised that she is #4. The pie you made looks perfect and I am sure that it tasted perfect as well. Joanne, if you have any time to spare please check out my kids new writing blog at:
    I know that they would very much appreciate it and and comments would be wonderful. Thank you very much, Catherine xo

  16. bellini says:

    Kudos all round Joanne for curing your blueberry cravings, donating to charity and making us all salivate at 6:30 AM.

  17. Mary says:

    What a perfect choice! Your pie looks delicious and I’m sure even Martha would approve. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  18. brandi says:

    This pie looks perfect! I love lattic top crusts 🙂

  19. Amy says:

    Even bad pie is good. I love it so. And blueberries.

    As for Martha, say what you will about her as a person, but damn straight she can cook. I have had a 99% success rate from her recipes. I don’t necessarily want to be her, BUT I would give anything for her garden and dish plating selection.

  20. jenna laughs says:

    What a beautiful pie! And it’s bursting, overflowing with blueberry goodness. YUM.

  21. This is such a beautiful pie! I have been munching blueberries for the whole day and feel totally inspired to go home and try this pie!!

  22. Haha I’m having the same problem with laundry waiting to be folded right now! I could definitely use some of Martha’s skill at keepin’ up appearances, too. And some of this gorgeous pie…yea…my mouth needs summa this riiiight now 8)

  23. Eden says:

    can I be your dad? I mean I totally would if you would make me treats like this

  24. Just gorgeous. Worth the pie hangover for sure.

  25. Lora says:

    What a luscious perfect looking all American blueberry pie!

  26. Simply Life says:

    oh. my. gosh. what bakery can I buy this in??? You seriously need to sell your baked-goods!

  27. Jealous of your lattice skills.

  28. Big Dude says:

    Your pie looks super good Joanne. I’ll have to discuss this with the family baker if the grandkids will pick enough for a pie without eating them all – I just had a handful a few minutes ago.

  29. sofia says:

    dear god. you beat out my lattice crust by a billion miles! whew. this is one sexy pie crust.

  30. Julie says:

    That’s fueling my blueberry addiction as well. Wow!

  31. Comfy Cook says:

    I just used my blueberries on a crumble. Listening to you makes me think I goofed. Beautiful pie. Your parents just have to like it. If not, I will adopt you.

    Now be a good daughter and link this to Bake with Bizzy.

  32. Kelly says:

    Joanne, this is gorgeous! I remember the first time I made lattice pie – I had a 3 week old – I have no idea what I was thinking!! Your photos are dripping with lusciousness : )

  33. Yum, yum, yum. And I never knew that rule about citrus in fruit pies. Where have I been all my life???

  34. Katy says:

    This is SO beautiful! Nothing beats summer blueberries, except maybe summer blueberry pies. 🙂

  35. Drooling over it and hoping and wishing that someone passes me a slice too 🙂

  36. girlichef says:

    Mmmm…deeelicious! I love blueberry pie and your lattice top is just beautiful. I almost always put some citrus in my fruit pies…glad to hear I was doing something right 😉

  37. cookingbride says:

    Oh! It’s just beautiful!

    And you aren’t the only person that can’t manage to get their clean clothes folded.

  38. powlig says:

    I love Martha (wait who doesn’t. well maybe the people that work for her), we have cooked our way through her cookie and cupcake book but now the pies… WOW… my waist line will never ever be the same… Beautiful

  39. Woww.. this looks yummy 😀 Martha is always awesome

  40. I love Martha, she is an incredible woman. From being a model, to wall street, to the woman she is today. That pie looks stupid good.

  41. Debbie says:

    I love the pie and I love the picture!!!!

  42. Lyndsey says:

    That is a beautiful pie Joanne. It makes me want to take a bite and I don’t even like bluberries! She does have good pie and tart recipes, and you did great!

  43. Looks more delicious then Martha Stewart could ever do!

  44. Martha ain’t got nothin’ on you, girl!

  45. Claudia says:

    I do admire Martha, but don’t think she has anything on you dear. What a pie! I haven’t been baking much this summer, but should make an exception for blueberry pie.

  46. Blueberry Pie just screams summer to me – it’s one of my favorite desserts! I love the lattice crust!

    – Maggie

  47. Reeni says:

    Martha Stewart is indeed one of my heroes! And you are too for baking my favorite pie on Earth! I see a blueberry pie hangover coming on.

  48. I love the lattice top, I should learn how to make one soon

  49. theUngourmet says:

    Your pie looks amazing. I still haven’t attempted a lattice top. I agree with you about Martha. I always enjoy making her recipes.

  50. Natalie says:

    this is almost too pretty to eat, almost. and then i think about how good it must taste and i’m digging in! 🙂

  51. Angela says:

    I have this rule about not watching Mystic Pizza unless I have an actual pizza in front of me. I think I need to have a similar rule about this post. It verges on torture to look at those pictures without a pie to eat. You are a pie goddess.

  52. Lynn says:

    This pie looks delicious. Just this afternoon I was looking through Martha’s very first book (Entertaining) and eyeing the (mini) blueberry scones. I believe some blueberry baked goods are in my immediate future 🙂

  53. Growing up blueberry pie was my absolute favorite. 🙂 I looked for it at every community gathering and family dinner and truly thought I was the luckiest girl ever if I got a slice. Yours is stunning, Joanne. 🙂

  54. Kristen says:

    You are right, a blueberry pie has to have a bit of citrus to liven it up. That is one gorgeous pie!

  55. Dana says:

    Oh my. That is a pretty pie. My mom made a blueberry pie growing up that I thought was amazing and then I learned there was all kind of shortening and yucky stuff in it. I would much prefer something gorgeous like this. Did you know we get the MOST AMAZING blueberries in another month or so??!!

  56. Your pie loaded with blueberries looks heaven!! Definitely the best Father’s Day gift!! Melt in the mouth and heart too!

  57. Oh wow. What a gorgeous-looking pie. Stunning shots. I’d like a slice!

  58. That pie is calling out to me. I love the lattice top too. Laundry? I think you are in good company 🙂

  59. wow this pie and the lattice top came out gorgeous!! The shine on top so inviting!

  60. Loving this pie! The top looks great. Well done!

  61. Claudia says:

    What is there left for me to say? What a super pie this is! We don’t get blueberries here, more’s the pity. And what exactly is sanding sugar? I was checking out some other MS recipes and saw this same term – does it mean regular granulated sugar used to sprinkle on top of the pie? Anyway,your pie really looks fabulous!

  62. Swathi says:

    Looks awesome perfect pie for July 4th weekened. Love to try them.

  63. What is the point of moving the clean clothes back into their drawers when you can just fish for anything you want in a single conveniently-located hamper that can go with you to any room in the house? I’m with you on Martha’s desserts too. I’ve got one of her books that is strictly cookies and sometimes I just pull it off the shelf and flip through it before bedtime. It ends up decorating my dreams a little!

  64. Chris says:

    Hey BooBoo! Look at that blueberry pie in that pic-a-nic basket!

  65. Carolyn Jung says:

    That is true pie perfection. And it’s true — blueberries love lemon. You have to throw in a little juice or zest anytime you make something with blueberries. The end result is just so much better.

  66. Martha has her faults but baking is not one of them! What a gorgeous pie! Love the tang of lemon is this.

  67. Veronica says:

    Yup, gotta have the lemon juice! Pie needs a little tart with it’s sweet. I think I would have a blueberry pie hangover after making this one too.

  68. Tammy says:

    Oh wow! This is one incredible pie, Joanne!!! Martha is the very best, you can never go wrong with her recipes! Well done…looks fantastic!


  69. One gorgeous pie, dearie! Martha would be proud!

  70. Kerstin says:

    So beautiful! Your lattice work is impressive 🙂 I’m so happy blueberries are in season!

  71. What a gorgeous pie, and your crust is perfect! I love Martha, even more now. She’s gained a sense of humour over the years, I think.

  72. grace says:

    i have no use for lattice crusts–it’s extra work and it cuts down on the proportion of my favorite part of the pie! this looks lovely though–bravo. 🙂

  73. Miranda says:

    Looks awesome! You did Martha proud.

  74. Hi Joanne! Happy almost Fourth. This pie is part of my holiday round up! 🙂

  75. kristy says:

    I just saw this pie over at Sweet and Crumby and WOW! I’m loving it. The photos are amazing and I just want to grab a piece right now. So good!

  76. Beautiful pie–you do great lattice work. 😉 Martha would be proud!

  77. Maria says:

    This is such a pretty tart! You’ve reminded me I want to make Finnish blueberry pie again soon. If only blueberries weren’t so darn expensive here in Sydney!

  78. Beauuutiful! Man, I can almost smell it.

  79. i want every inch of the 9″ that this pie yields. oh my gah! So divine!!
    Nice to find your blog. So pretty and delicious!

  80. That Girl says:

    Fruit pies just scream of summer to me.

  81. Claudie says:

    I can say only one thing: you are great at making pies! This lattice is beautiful!

  82. That is probably the most beautiful pie I’ve ever seen. Nice job!!

  83. Beautiful pie! You did an amazing job with the lattice.

  84. Jackie says:

    OMG………..delicious! It’s not Summer. In fact, it’s 7 degrees and blustery here I Buffalo, NY. BUT it is Mikey’s birthday, & my husband loves blueberries. Actually I went to Gojee to see what terrific desserts I had saved. I planned to make a cake until your pie stopped me dead in my tracks! I did have about 10 oz. of homegrown frozen berries and just bought more to equal what was called for.I have made MS Pate Brisee before & it is SO nice to work with. If you have problems with cracking/unruly/unrollable crusts, you will love this one. And the taste as well as flavor while baking is a swoon injector! This pie was perfectly sweet and delicious! A little hint to others who have trouble with overly juicy pies that don’t set up properly…….when the baking is done, just turn the oven off and leave the pie in there for another hour. It is the BEST PROBLEM SOLVER! Learned this from a baker @ and it works like a dream with all fruit pies. Beautiful pies, fully set, NO FALL APARTS! Thanks for enticing me Joanne. Mikey & I had this warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Wish you accepted pics since I did take one. Oh well!

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