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Nov 4, 2008 01:49 PM

My Blueberry Pie is ruined!

I made a blueberry pie two weeks ago and it was heaven! Perfect flavor and sweetness.
So, I made another one today and it's horrible. The bluberries are bitter and have created an odd flavor in my sauce. I'm so dissapointed.

I didn't purchase Blueberrys from my favorite store as it would have cost me nearly $35 just for the berries. So, I went to Costco where 16oz containers were $8. Boy did I ever get what I paid for!

I don't think there is any repair here...the pie is made.

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  1. While it may have been the particular berries you bought at Costco, I don't think you should universally rule out Costco fruits. I've purchased blueberries there often and they're usually plump and sweet, although there are the occasional small, shriveled ones in the pack.

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    1. re: leanneabe

      They looked great, plump, dark in color, but they are green on the inside with many seeds. I noticed when I was mixing the ingredients on the stove that several of them appeared to be green on the inside.

      1. re: FoodChic

        Are you sure they are blueberries? I'm sure you are, but I haven't seen such a colour.

        1. re: sarah galvin

          Oh, they are blueberries alright. I haven't seen a green interior color before either.
          It was very weird. They receipt and remainer berries are going back tomorrow.

          1. re: FoodChic

            i think i've seen that in blueberries. like a dark grape interior?

            1. re: alkapal

              Yes, that's exactly what it looked like.

    2. You should realize that it is November. Not really the height of blueberry season.

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      1. re: jpc8015

        Oh, I know they are out of season, but as I said in my original post, I made a pie two weeks ago that was absolutle perfection.

      2. what kind of blueberries are you buying for $35?

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        1. re: bw2082

          My recipe has 28 oz of blueberries. The 4 oz packages were $4.99.

        2. Blueberry season is over.

          That said, maybe scoop out the blueberry filling and make jam?

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            Nope, it's going in the garbage. It's in edible.

          2. I have seen that green centre in domestic berries. I think they weren't fully ripe. They can be mostly purple on the outside, but still not fully ripe inside.

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            1. re: Sooeygun

              This is what I was going to suggest - when my daughter was little, she was a blueberry fanatic and I pureed them all the time for her. They were often green inside and those were less ripe and not as sweet or tasty.

              Sorry it all turned out so badly! You need to bake yourself something else, quick, to get over the pain and disappointment . . . .

              1. re: gansu girl

                I think you're right. I need to rectify this with a baking success!

                1. re: FoodChic

                  The bagged IQF berries in the freezer section are very reliable for a pie, but be careful as they will bleed easily and maybe toss them with a 1/3 C. of flour. You just need to make sure they are loose when you buy them because if it is a solid mass they have been thawed and refrozen.