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"We don't have actual blueberries in Hawaii, but we do have a close cousin of the blueberry and the cranberry called the ohelo berry.  It is about the same size as a blueberry but can be red or yellow and grows on low bushes on the big island around where we live.  When our son picks ohelo berries by our house, he always tosses the first one to Pele, as a tribute to the old ways in Hawaii, where people would give offerings for the goddess of the volcano.  We live within 2 miles of the most active volcano on earth, Kilauea, and on the flank of another dormant volcano, Mauna Loa. It is good to respect what is around us..."

Hawaiian Blueberry Pie

Submitted by:  Christine Paul
From:  Kihei, HI
Bake Time:  40 Minutes
Bake Temperature:  400 degrees

4 cups blueberries            2 1/2 Tbsp. tapioca                             Butter
1/2 Tsp. grated lemon peel           Pastry for 9 inch pie plate, 2 crusts
1 10.5oz jar of pineapple topping

In a large bowl, combine pineapple topping, tapioca, and grated lemon peel; fold in blueberries.  Fill pastry-lined, 9 inch pie plate and dot with butter.  Adjust top crust and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.  If pineapple topping comes in a 12oz jar that is also fine.


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