Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie

Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie

It’s September 2nd! Like seriously?! How many posts have actually started with a similar remark? Every other one I would say, but I just cannot help myself – time flies … like frigging fast!!! That reminds me that I have to tell you why September 3rd will be a special day. Exactly five years ago I got my Chihuahua – Diego – on September 3rd 2010. I simply cannot believe I’ve had him for five – FIVE – years! If you wanna see Diego check out hungrygalsldn on Instagram. Diego is my first dog and he is a true supermodel of Chihuahuas. Think Twiggy! Think Cindy Crawford! Yep, he also looks like a girl! *sigh* He’s got these supermodel stick thin long legs that just go on and on. My friends always joke that I really got worth for my money as Diego is about three times as big as his brother (I have photographic evidence). As said Diego is my first dog and obviously despite of all the research I did (begs the question if I suck at research?) I seem to have been very ill prepared when I went to get him. Five years ago! FIVE!!!

Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie

I grew up with dogs in our family. My dad used to go hunting, so we always had different hunting dogs around as long as I can remember. Now my mum has an Alsatian called Lola, who’s going to be 13 years next February! Lola is like the healthiest dog around. I am not even kidding! You would not believe that she is 13! She runs around like crazy and looooves to go on long walks. I was back at home last month and I have to say that the last thing in Lola’s mind on those long walks is walking. She is absolutely crazy about blueberries! All Lola wants to do is to go from one blueberry bush to another and try to eat all the blueberries. The sure way to win her heart immediately is to pick a handful of blueberries and let her eat them from your hand. Hence a 30 minute walk soon turns into an hour-long blueberry eating session with my hands turning completely blue from the gazillion blueberries I cannot resists picking for Lola. Not that I mind as I do love blueberries as well. Especially Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie! In Finland you have to make homemade blueberry pie at least once every autumn. There’s no other way about it! I saw this super-duper easy recipe on a Finnish foodsite and thought to try it. It is super moist and absolutely finger-licking yummy! As I think one can never have too many blueberries I added a tiny bit more blueberries and Voilá! I am in a blueberry heaven!

Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie Slice

Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie

Preparation time: 20 min (+ baking time)
Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients:
Crust:
100 grams Unsalted Butter
3/4 decilitre Caster Sugar
1 Egg
2 1/2 decilitre All-purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
Filling:
200 grams Creme Fraise (or Sour Cream)
1 Egg
3/4 decilitre Caster Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Sugar
5 decilitre Blueberries

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F. In a medium bowl mix the flour with the baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat the room-temperature butter with sugar. Add the egg. Mix well. Gradually add the flour mix into the batter. Mix well. Grease a pie dish. Evenly press the pie batter into the pan making sure that the bottom and the rims are covered.
In a medium bowl using an electric mixer beat the creme fraise, egg and caster sugar. Add the blueberries and gently mix with a wooden spoon. Evenly spread the filling on the pie crust.
Bake for 25-30 minutes on the lower oven rack.

Recipe adapted from Maku.fi

Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie

Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie
 
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Cuisine: Baking
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 100 grams Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ decilitre Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2½ decilitre All-purpose Flour
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Filling:
  • 200 grams Creme Fraise (or Sour Cream)
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ decilitre Caster Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Sugar
  • 5 decilitre Blueberries
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 300 F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the flour with the baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat the room-temperature butter with caster sugar.
  4. Add the egg. Mix well.
  5. Gradually add the flour mix into the pie batter. Mix well.
  6. Grease a pie dish.
  7. Evenly press the pie batter into the pan making sure that the bottom and the rims are covered.
  8. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer beat the creme fraise, egg and caster sugar.
  9. Add the blueberries and gently mix with a wooden spoon.
  10. Evenly spread the filling on the pie crust.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes on the lower oven rack.

 

10 Comments

10 Comments on Traditional Finnish Blueberry Pie

  1. Crystal Elam
    June 20, 2016 at 6:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Hello, I am trying to convert this to US measurements but I can’t find out how much vanilla sugar to use. Can you tell me the amount in grams or tablespoons? I really want to try this recipe!

    Reply
    • Kevin Dix
      August 27, 2016 at 1:57 am (1 year ago)

      I searched online for TL, and once I eliminated teraliters (Ha!), I concluded that this must be the German/Dutch equivalent of a teaspoon.

      Reply
    • Anette
      September 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

      A late response, but in case you’re still wondering ; tl means teaspoon. So one teaspoon vanilla sugar. Happy cooking!

      Reply
    • Nadia C
      December 15, 2016 at 5:57 pm (11 months ago)

      Google it

      3/4 dl = 75ml = 1/3 of a cup

      Reply
      • Nadia C
        December 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm (11 months ago)

        1 tl is 1 tea spoon.

        Reply
  2. Kathy Hathawat
    June 25, 2016 at 11:09 pm (1 year ago)

    In your recipes you list “gr”, “dl”, and “tl”. How do these translate into American english?

    Reply
    • Kathy Hathawat
      July 17, 2016 at 9:16 am (1 year ago)

      I’m Still waiting to find out how to convert your measuremen to US measurem

      Reply
  3. Marge
    July 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Would really appreciate recipe given in traditional English measurements.

    Reply
  4. Karen
    December 22, 2016 at 8:10 am (11 months ago)

    What is caster sugar?

    Reply
  5. Tracy
    March 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm (8 months ago)

    I believe 1 tl of vanilla sugar roughly translates to 1 tsp.

    Reply

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