A Blueberry Pie baking on the outdoor grill by a pool with an American flag pie crust
Print Recipe
5 from 9 votes

Grill-Baked Blueberry Pie ~ July 4th American Flag Fruit Pie Recipe

Bake this American flag BLUEBERRY PIE recipe in your grill (just like an oven) at your cookout, BBQ, or July 4th party, and keep your house cool!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked blueberry pie, fruit pie, grill baking
Servings: 8
Calories: 505
Author: Lisa Hatfield

Ingredients

You will need:

  • 6 Fire Bricks wrapped in foil
  • Oven Surface Thermometer and Hanging Oven Thermometer
  • Prepare your pie crust and let them chill in the fridge for at least 60 minutes ahead
  • Pie Dish
  • Flag pie pastry cutter from William Sonoma

Pie crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) cold butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • top crust flag design- pie crust cutter-William Sonoma or cookie cutters/pizza dough wheel

Filling:

  • 5 cups Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into tiny cubes

Instructions

Get your Grill set up, here is what you need:

  • fire bricks, from a builders supply store - ask for fire-rated bricks used for pizza ovens only (not red building bricks)
  • Wrap each of the 6 fire-bricks in heavy foil.
  • Place all 6 foil-wrapped bricks on the grill.
  • Have the surface and oven temperature gauges in place.

make your pie crust:

  • Sift all dry ingredients; flour, sugar, salt. Next cut the butter with pastry cutter into the mixture (or use 2 knives going in opposite directions). Next, add ice water and form into a ball, mixing with your hands until it comes together. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, in two halves and chill for 60 minutes.

make the blueberry filling:

  • In a medium bowl, mix sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter cubes. Then gently fold the blueberries into the filling mix. Set aside.
  • Roll out your pie crust and place in the bottom of your oven-safe pie dish.
  • Next, pour the blueberry filling into the pie dish.
  • Place top crust on pie, I used a flag pie pastry cutter from William Sonoma. Roll the edges under neatly and press.
  • Bake in grill 375-400 degrees for 50 minutes.
  • Rotate pie every 10 minutes a quarter turn clockwise, this helps to bake it even. Serve slices of blueberry pie with ice cream, and enjoy!

Notes

How You Can Use Your Grill To Bake Fruit Pies:

What You Need To Bake in Your Grill:
Step 1: Buy 6 Fire Rated Bricks <very important they will withstand direct heat off the grill (ask at the builders supply store for fire rated bricks used to make pizza ovens, not the red bricks - those won't work.
Step 2: Wrap each of the  6 Fire Rated Bricks in heavy foil
Step 3: Place all 6 foil-wrapped bricks on grill                                                                              Step 4:  Set oven temperature and grill surface thermometer gauges in your grill

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2.4mg