National Blueberry Pie Day

National Blueberry Pie Day Doodlewash and watercolor sketch of a slice of blueberry pie on a plate with white background

Today we celebrate an amazing day dedicated to one of my favorite desserts! National Blueberry Pie Day is here, so it’s time to grab yourself a slice of that purply goodness. Unless you’re not a fan of blueberry pie, then wow, that’s just something I can’t get my head around, but I’m sure you can find something else to celebrate and we can still be friends. For the rest of us, it’s all about blueberries! Part of the popularity of the blueberry in the U.S. is that it’s one of the very few fruits native to North America. In other words, they’ve been around a really long time here.

Blueberries had been gathered for centuries by Native Americans long before the colonists arrived. Much folklore about the blueberry developed in tribes here and they were highly revered. Part of the fascination came from the fact that the blossom at the end of each berry, called the calyx, is in the shape of a perfect five-pointed star. Elders would gather the tribe and tell the story of the Great Spirit who sent “star berries” to save children from hunger during the times of famine. These magical berries were also used for medicinal purposes for everything from making the blood healthier to treating a cough.

As it turns out, the Native Americans were right about this amazing little berry. It does pack a powerful punch for health and is often referred to as a superfood. One the coolest things discovered in the past decade is that blueberry antioxidants may help enhance memory. So before you forget about this post entirely, be sure to grab a big handful of blueberries to eat. Then you’ll remember to add more of them into your diet. Finally, something delicious that’s actually good for you too!

Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue, and Neutral Tint. Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Opera Rose. Lamy Safari Al Star pens with Platinum Carbon black, blue and sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

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  1. Jessica Seacrest 7 years ago

    YUM! Thanks for the memory info. Indeed, I need more of these.

  2. Sharon Mann 7 years ago

    Oh wow, your pie is so inviting. I love blueberries too. Love them in my hot cereal.

  3. Jodi 7 years ago

    Yummy! Looks good enough to eat! And I bet this piece of paper and paint has less calories. Lol! 😝

  4. Wonderful and juicy, Charlie! I can almost taste the deliciousness! Well done! <3

    • Author

      Thanks Laura!! Glad ya liked it! 💕😃Hehe… I love a good blueberry pie… or cobbler, or well… anything with blueberries really. I’m not picky!

  5. Jacob 7 years ago

    I saw this one earlier on, and was very much hoping you’d rustle us a blueberry pie up – it looks as tempting as I expected. That filling – goodness… better than the real thing (well, almost!)

    • Author

      Haha… thanks Jacob! But nothing could compare to the real thing. Delicious!! I could eat several pieces…😊 But then I would weigh 20 stone so I guess I’ll resist the urge, but I could!! lol

  6. YesterdayAfter 7 years ago

    Ohhh this looks delicious Charlie! I love blueberries they are so good for us thank you for the great post! I love it!

  7. Carol 7 years ago

    Reminds me of the delicious Blueberry pie we had when visiting Maine a couple of years ago, not to mention the blueberry cobbler, blueberry muffins, blueberry ice cream, and blueberry beer! Your painting looks good enough to eat!

    • Author

      So glad you liked my slice! hehe 💕😃I’ve never been to Maine!! But now I want to go more than ever!! I would probably faint with all the excitement of that many blueberry dishes though! 😊LOL

  8. Susan Feniak 7 years ago

    Yummy!! Of course it looks good enough to eat and savour. My mouth is watering. XX

  9. Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

    I love blueberries! We keep trying to grow them and they keep dying. And with the ones that live, we have to fight birds and chipmunks for the fruits. One year, we had a copperhead living at the base of a blueberry bush and I told everyone it was our pet guard snake. 😀

    Your pie is making me starving! ❤️😋 I hope we get enough blueberries this year to make a pie.

    • Author

      Thanks Teresa! 💕😃Haha… love the pet guard snake line… cool! Though the snake itself would terrify me of course. Glad you know you’re a blueberry lover too! Hope this year you get to make that pie!! Yum!!

  10. Laura (PA Pict) 7 years ago

    My stomach literally growled when I viewed your painting.

  11. Jill Kuhn 7 years ago

    Looks delish, Charlie! 💕💖 My hubby has blueberries every morning on his cereal but I don’t think they are helping his memory any… Lol! 😉 I grow them in my yard too. My favorite pie is huckleberry pie – similar to blueberries but more tart. We pick them in the mountains at the lake. My mom used to make the best huckleberry pie ever!! 😍

    • Author

      Thanks Jill!!💕 😃Too bad about the hubby’s memory though. lol too funny! And wow… you are totally making me want to try a huckleberry pie. I’m not sure I ever have. We used to always have gooseberry cobbler. I love tart desserts!

  12. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) 7 years ago

    Delicious looking painting :-)! I will try to remember that blueberry pie and blueberry cobbler will improve my memory. Luckily, good things are easier to remember.

    • Author

      Thanks Myriam! 💕😃Yep! That’s the best part about blueberries… they’re actually tasty! I’m sure how many you’d have to eat to notice a huge difference in memory, but it’s fun to know blueberries pack such a good health punch!

  13. Tom Merriman 7 years ago

    Looks delicious, Charlie (and plenty of Selfie opportunities there, I must add! hehehe! 😉 )

    • Author

      Thanks Tom! 😃Lol… I actually thought about your blueberry selfie when I was doodlewashing this! That was awesome! hehe

  14. Yummy, look at all those berries, oozing with the scrumptious juices, ready to be bitten into with a delicate but large open mouthed BITE, he he, great one Mr O.

    • Author

      hehe… thanks Rebecca!! 💕😃Glad you enjoyed it! The real thing is sooooo much better though. I love food too much… 😊😊lol

  15. natasart 7 years ago

    I love it!

  16. Ranae 7 years ago

    Your work is amazing !!!!!! I tried watercolor for awhile but then moved on to other mediums. Your blog inspires me to get mine back out. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, following happily!

  17. Cathe 7 years ago

    What a yummy post. I love blueberries and your rendering is absolutely delicious!

    • Author

      Hehe…thanks so much Cathe!! 💕😃 Glad ya like it. Blueberries are sooooo good. I’m hoping to get Philippe to make a cobbler next. 😊

  18. callmetrav 6 years ago

    This is mt favorite pie. Great artwork Charlie.

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  20. Delores Azary 5 years ago

    That was really interesting! Thanks so much for sharing!

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