The first time I made this pie, it was in a heatwave. It was during the summer I lived in Toronto, and every day was reaching 35 degrees Celcius without the humidex. My little apartment had no balcony, only two small windows, which were propped open wide day and night.
A friend was coming to stay with me from out of town, and I wanted to make her a special dessert. There were tons of blueberries in my grocery store down the street, and when I found a Blueberry Pie recipe online, I knew I’d found my dessert. The recipe requires hardly any baking, unlike a regular pie, so my apartment was able to stay cool. There’s nothing better than eating chilled pie on a hot night. And I’m sure we had a few wheat beers too; I consumed a lot of those that summer.