June 07, 2009

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie
8 servings
Blueberries have been touted as the food with the most antioxidant potential. Their power comes from their anthocyanins, which give them their color, and loads of vitamin C. This delightful pie is loaded with these dark-blue gems. The cooked and cooled filling is poured into a 9-inch baked pie crust.

1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup light brown sugar
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
2 tbsp cold water
1 baked Easy Pie Crust (see My Optimum Health Plan for recipe on my site below)

1. Heat the blueberries in a saucepan over medium heat until they begin to boil. Simmer gently for 10 minutes.

2. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon, and cook for another 2 minutes.

3. Mix the cornstarch or arrowroot well with the water, and pour mixture into the simmering blueberries while stirring. Cook, stirring, until mixture becomes clear and thick. Continue to cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool.

4. Spoon mixture into pie crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:
163 calories
2 g total fat (0 g sat)
0 mg cholesterol
36 g carbohydrate
2 g protein
3 g fiber

-Recipe reprinted with permission of DrWeil.com

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