Complete blueberry pie with a slice cut out
Almond Extract Is The Secret For Richer Blueberry Pie
Many recipes for baked goods call for flavored extracts, and of the many options, almond extract proves to be an unbeatable match for blueberry pie.
A splash of almond extract adds complexity. Offering notes of nuts, earth, and toast, it balances any cloying sweetness, while its malted quality also complements the pie's crust.
Almond extract also provides
a creaminess that accentuates the velvety texture of the filling and the richness of the crust, making blueberry pie taste increasingly indulgent.
Given its intensity, use almond extract sparingly. Generally, a half teaspoon is all that's needed to impart depth to a whole blueberry pie.