The blueberry pie is a Finnish food staple. I feel that many families have at least a couple of different blueberry pie recipes that they rotate as there are so many delicious versions of this traditional treat.

There is a blueberry pie with a rye crust, blueberry bun pie (the dough is bun dough!) and another version with a crunchy crust, just to name a few.

I’ll share here the ultimate favorite Finnish blueberry pie recipe of my family!

Kids adore this pie because the crust is so moist and gentle. It literally melts in your mouth.

I’m a fan girl because this blueberry pie is the easiest pie recipe there is!  You just throw the ingredients in a bowl, then onto the pie plate and you are done.

The biggest reason why I absolutely love this pie at the moment is that there’s no mess and I don’t need to use my hands for the crust.

And that, my friend, is such a big bonus when you have a 14-month old monkey climbing on bookshelves and hitting the TV with a lego. I can immediately run and make her stop.

So without further ado, let’s bake this super simple and delicious blueberry pie!

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The Finnish Blueberry Pie Recipe

I wrote the recipe both in English and Finnish.

In brackets, I have the correct word in Finnish for each ingredient, if you are shopping in a Finnish grocery store. Just show they word to a staff member and I’m sure they’ll guide you.

This recipe includes Finnish style sour cream (kermaviili) and potato starch (we literally say potato flour, perunajauho, in Finnish). If you don’t have them, I have a couple of suggestions:

  • You can substitute Finnish sour cream with any sour cream or rich unflavored yogurt.
  • You can substitute potato starch with equal amount of maize starch.

Finnish Blueberry Pie Ingredients with Finnish Measurements

125 g softened butter (voi)
1 dl granulated sugar (taloussokeri)
1 egg (muna)
0,5 dl flaked oats (kaurahiutaleet)
3 dl all-purpose baking flour (puolikarkea vehnäjauho)
1 tsp baking powder (leivinjauhe)
1/2 tsp salt (suola)
100 g Finnish sour cream (kermaviili)

On top (päälle)

2-3 dl blueberries (mustikat)
1 tbsp potato starch, especially if the blueberries are frozen (perunajauho)
2 tbsp granulated sugar (taloussokeri)

Vanilla ice-cream or vanilla sauce (vaniljajäätelö or vaniljakastike)

Finnish Blueberry Pie Ingredients with American Measurements

1 stick of softened butter (voi)
0.4 cups granulated sugar (taloussokeri)
1 egg (muna)
3 tbsp flaked oats (kaurahiutaleet)
1.3 cups all-purpose baking flour (puolikarkea vehnäjauho)
1 tsp baking powder (leivinjauhe)
1/2 tsp salt (suola)
100 g Finnish sour cream (kermaviili)

On top (päälle)

z. 1 cup blueberries (mustikat)
1 tbsp potato starch especially if blueberries are frozen (perunajauho)
2 tbsp granulated sugar (taloussokeri)

Vanilla ice-cream or vanilla sauce (vaniljajäätelö or vaniljakastike)

Instructions to make a Finnish Blueberry Pie

Preheat oven to 440°F/225°C. Butter a pie plate (around 10 inches / 26 cm).

The dough takes only 10 minutes to make! Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add the egg in and mix again.

Put flour, flaked oats, baking powder and salt in a separate cup and mix. Then add them in the bowl and mix quickly so that all is even. Last, whisk in the sour cream.

You now have a super sticky dough, awesome!

Just scrape the dough onto to pie plate. I use a spatula to put it there. Sometimes I style the dough to make a bit of a hole and taller sides. Who am I kidding… 99% of times, I just make the dough somewhat even base for the blueberries.

Mix blueberries with starch and sugar. Put on top of the dough.

If you are using fresh blueberries, you don’t need potato starch at all. Maybe a teaspoon or two if the berries feel super watery.

You really need starch, when you use frozen blueberries. No matter if the berries are defrosted or still ice cold, they have a lot of water inside them.

Bake the pie for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream! Blueberry pie is definitely most delicious when it’s still warm from the oven!

Simple, super tasty Finnish blueberry pie is ready! Are you going to try this recipe? Which other recipe you would like to know? Let me know in the comments!

Looking for more Finnish recipes? Check out some of my other Finnish food posts:

Warm wishes from Finland, 
Varpu

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