Grilled blueberry pie is an interesting new twist on a traditional summer dessert. I first got this idea to grill a pie right after I bought my last house which had three huge blueberry bushes on it. Along with the new house came a new grill and the combination of the two was irresistible. The great thing about grilling a pie is that in the heat of the summer months, you are not running your oven and heating up your house. So try this awesome alternative to a favorite summertime dessert and you will forever change the way you make pie in the summer.
Step 1: Ingredients
3/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 dash of ghost salt (optional)
3 c. blueberries
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Step 2: Preheat Grill
Preheat grill to 425 degrees F.
Step 3: Combine Filling Ingredients
Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, ghost salt and water. Add to a saucepan and heat until thickened. Set aside to cool. Once cooled add the berries and lemon juice.
Step 4: Prepare Pie Crust
Here you can either make your own pie crust or use a frozen crust. For simplicity sake, I used a frozen crust. Prepare your pie crust by placing the bottom crust into a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Spray the bottom and sides with nonstick spray to prevent sticking.
Step 5: Fill Crust With Filling
Add your filling to the pie crust. Place second pie crust on top and crimp edges together. Decorate as desired. Be sure to poke a couple of holes in the top crust for venting. You can either do this with a knife or a fork.
Step 6: Place Pie on Grill
Place the pie on indirect heat on the grill at 425 degrees F. for 20 minutes, reduce the temp to about 375 degrees F. for the last 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the pie every so often to allow for even cooking if needed.
Step 7: Allow to Cool Before Serving
Allow to cool completely before serving. Serve with your favorite ice cream.