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What can I substitute for cornstarch in a pie?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I promised dd blueberry pie for tomorrow and I'm missing just that one ingredient. I was thinking flour but the recipe calls for 2T cornstarch and 2T flour. I don't have any arrowroot but I do have tapioca....

Any ideas? I realllllly don't want to go out again today.:
post #2 of 10
Yes tapioca pudding is awesome with blueberries!! It was the best pie I have eaten.
post #3 of 10
Tapioca is a good substitute for cornstarch in pies. I don't remember the conversion, you'll have to Google it.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Wow you ladies are quick. Thank you so much! I'm usually ok at winging recipes but I hate cooked fruit so I have no sense of how they "should" taste.

Yay, now I'm almost done with the cooking part of t-day drama.
post #5 of 10
The lady I know mixed the entire pack with a pint of fresh blueberries and put it in a crust and baked it. It was easy as... pie!

I know :
post #6 of 10
There is also arrowroot, which you can (I think) get from Mountain Rose Herbs. It's a venreable thickener, and what was used before cornstarch became widespread. It also produces a nicer result, IMO.

Ah, yes, just looked. Here it is.

Maura

ETA: Crud. It looks like it is out of stock :/
post #7 of 10
I am sure your pie is long made, but I actually prefer tapioca to cornstarch for berry pies. You should be fine with it.
post #8 of 10
How did your pie turn out?
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
They turned out great! We took them to Thanksgiving dinner at Dh's church and it was the first dessert to disappear, so it must have been good. A pie has to be perfect to impress old southern ladies.
post #10 of 10
Oh good. Too bad you didn't get a chance to taste it. I was thinking about blueberry pie all day on Thanksgiving!!! And I am not into pie!!
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