One of the most memorable events for the late Alis Brandt of Nor’ Wester Lodge was the annual blueberry season. She loved to pick the shiny small berries and was once even filmed picking by a local TV crew. She continued to pick berries until well into her nineties. One of her favorite recipes was for blueberry pie.
To cut down on the mess in her kitchen, and the inevitable “his piece is bigger then mine” argument, she would bake each of her three sons their own individual pie. Then she would send them off to the island to eat it and keep the mess and discussion out of her kitchen.
5 cups of blueberries, fresh or frozen
add 3 T. flour if you use fresh berries, 1/4 cup if frozen berries are used
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. of lemon peel
Mix together. Pour into a pie tin covered with the lower pie crust. Attach upper crust. Seal and bake at 375° for 1 hour.
From A Taste of the Gunflint Trail by the Women of the Gunflint Trail
Recipes & Stories from the Lodges as shared by the Women of the Gunflint Trail