Nova Scotia Blueberry Pie

Wild Blueberry Pie (Chanterelle Country Inn) copy

In a province exploding with blueberries, it’s only natural that Nova Scotians take blueberry pie pretty seriously. Earlene Busch, proprietor of Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, is no exception. In the following quote she explains why she loves the her version of the the recipe:

“Zillions of recipes have been written for blueberry pie, of course. I love this one because only one cup of the berries is cooked; the other three are fresh. The acidity of the orange juice and zest enhances the incredible flavour of the wild blueberries.”


3 tbsp (45 ml) cornstarch
1/8 tsp (.5 ml) salt
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
 ½ tsp (2 ml) ground cinnamon
4 cups (1 L) Nova Scotia wild blueberries
1 cup (250 ml) orange juice
1 tbsp (15 ml)  butter
1 grated zest, of one orange
 1 pre-baked 9-inch pie shell (or your own homemade crust)


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix all of the dry ingredients together well. Add one cup of blueberries and the orange juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes thick and clear.
  3. Add the butter, orange zest and remaining three cups of blueberries.
  4. Cool slightly before pouring the mixture into the pie shell.
  5. Once completely cool, cut and serve.

Serves: 6 to 8
Recipe Provided by:
Earlene Busch, Proprietor, Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages
Recipe Originally Published: March 14, 2013

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2 Responses to Nova Scotia Blueberry Pie

  1. millie bezanson says:


  2. Cyril Mac Gillivray says:

    This is the best blueberry pie ever!

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