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How and When to Make Do with a Blueberry Shortage

 I have only 2 cups of blueberries when I need 3 cups to make my blueberry pie filling. I can't get the third cup because of a bear hanging around the area. Can you please cut these ingredients down for a blueberry pie recipe that only has 2 cups of berries? The 3-cup recipe calls for 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and 2 tablespoons butter.

 Wimp!

Boy, if we had a nickel for every time we've picked blueberries with bears hanging around, well,… well, never mind….

If you want to cut all your ingredients by a third, you'd use 1/2 cup of sugar, 2/3 teaspoon of cornstarch (or a heaping half-teaspoon), and 4 teaspoons of butter.

The pie will probably need to cook for nearly as long, though, as it is the crust that needs to be thoroughly baked and that will take about the same amount of time whether you have a 3-cup filling or a 2-cup filling.

OK, we've never picked blueberries with anything more threatening in the area than squirrels and bunnies. But you've really got to watch out for those squirrels!

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