Classic Mustikkapiirakka Recipe

Dish recipes: Mustikkapiirakka
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Mustikkapiirakka, or Finnish Blueberry Pie, is a cherished dessert in Finland. This delightful pie features a buttery crust filled with fresh blueberries, creating a sweet and tangy treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or enjoyed on its own, Mustikkapiirakka is a beloved Finnish classic.


For the Crust:

1 cup (0.22 kg) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (0.11 kg) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

1/4 cup (0.05 kg) granulated sugar

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons cold water

For the Filling:

2 cups (0.45 kg) fresh blueberries

1/2 cup (0.11 kg) granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Topping:

1/2 cup (0.11 kg) sour cream

1 egg

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the Crust:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a bowl, mix the flour and sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg yolk and cold water, mixing until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface and fit it into a 9-inch (23 cm) pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.

Make the Filling:

In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Mix well to coat the berries. Pour the blueberry mixture into the prepared crust, spreading it evenly.

Prepare the Topping:

In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour the topping over the blueberry filling, spreading it to cover the berries.

Bake the Pie:

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set. Remove from the oven and allow the pie to cool completely before serving.


Serve Mustikkapiirakka at room temperature or slightly warm, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgence. This pie is perfect for dessert or a sweet afternoon treat.

Mustikkapiirakka is a delightful Finnish dessert that combines the tartness of fresh blueberries with a creamy topping and buttery crust. This pie is not only delicious but also easy to make, making it a wonderful addition to any gathering or family meal. Enjoy a slice of Finland with this traditional blueberry pie.