Blueberry Crumble Pie

Last Saturday, I suggested in my Weekend Favorites post that you take a look at K Bakes‘ recipe for Blueberry Crumble Pie.

Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef

Once I saw it, I knew I had to make it–especially since I saw blueberries were on a crazy sale last week.  I’m pretty much on a fresh fruit pie kick this summer, as you probably know already from my Sweet Cherry Pie post.  Yum….and sorry. I swear: there are more healthy recipes on the horizon!

Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef
Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef
Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef

I’ve always thought I wasn’t a real big fan of crumble toppings, but that was before trying this crumble topping recipe. The easy crumble mixture, along with the fresh blueberries, is almost like eating a blueberry cobbler…but better (if that’s even possible).  The fresh blueberry filling is dense with plump blueberries. The lemon zest brightens the mellow flavor of the blueberries, but doesn’t overpower. Still not sure about the pinch of pepper for the filling, though. Weird, right?  But I followed the recipe and it was oh so good.

Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef
Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef
Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef
Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef

As I mentioned in my post about Egg Bread Buns, I’ve never really been much of a baker. But, with how easy and delicious these fresh fruit pies have been, I’m starting to gain some confidence–like I’m finally channeling my inner baker.

Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe and images by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea Chef
I have found there’s something very satisfying to making fresh fruit pies. It just feels right. And good. I highly recommend it.

Blueberry Crumble Pie

For the Pie Crust

I used half of my favorite pie crust recipe, which you can find here or you can use K Bakes’ recipe, which you can find here.

For the Filling
6 cups blueberries about 3 pints
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
pinch of pepper
extra flour and butter for coating the pie dish
For the Crumble
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2) sticks unsalted butter cut into cubes

Directions

Crust: In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and cold butter.  Pulse until sand-like texture. Add water while pulsing until mixture comes together. Remove from the bowl or food processor (be careful not to over mix) onto a lightly floured surface. Work into a 1-inch thick disk and refrigerate for at least one hour before rolling out.
Crumble: Combine flour and sugars in a food processor and mix until combined.  Add chopped cold butter and pulse until the mixture forms a crumble, being sure not to over mix. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Filling: In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients.  Using the back of your spoon, crush about 20 percent of the blueberries so the juice mixes with the cornstarch and thickens the filling.

To make the pie: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-inch pie tin; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough. Place the dough in the pie dish and trim off excess.  Crimp edges (the crust will shrink some in the oven once baked so don’t cut off too much). Use a fork to poke holes around the sides and bottom of the crust and chill until firm, about 20 min. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and fill it with dried beans or baking beans. Bake until the crimped edges are firm, about 10-15 min. Remove the parchment paper and beans and bake until the bottom is firm, about another 10-15 min. Fill the crust with the berry mixture, spreading evenly, and top with the crumble. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake until the filling starts to bubble, one hour to one hour and twenty minutes, depending on your oven. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

21 comments… add one

  1. delicieux August 9, 2010, 5:44 pm

    This looks so delicious. I LOVE apple crumble but have never tried it with blueberries. This looks so darn good though that I might have to change that when blueberries come back into season here.

    Delicious!

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef August 9, 2010, 6:23 pm

      I’m with you on only having tried — and loved — apple pies with crumble tops before. It really goes well with the blueberries too!

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  2. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 9, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Beautiful berry pie! That crumble topping looks delish. I’ve never put pepper in pie before- sounds intriguing enough to try!

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef August 9, 2010, 7:29 pm

      Hi Betty! Yeah, isn’t it strange? And just a pinch, too. Totally delish though! :)

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  3. Much to My Delight August 9, 2010, 7:10 pm

    That looks lovely and delicious! God bless the blueberry…it’s so photogenic!

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  4. Peggy August 10, 2010, 4:03 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! A crumble topping is a definite MUST for me with any pie! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef August 10, 2010, 8:29 am

      Thanks, Peggy! I am definitely going to incorporate crumble toppings in the future ‘cuz this was GOOD!

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  5. the crazy suburban mom August 10, 2010, 7:15 am

    The top looks so good – like a great crumb cake topping and I just love that! Wow glad I found this this morning :)

    Tracy

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef August 10, 2010, 8:28 am

      Hi Tracy! You’re right…it really is like a great crumb cake topping. I’m glad you found us this morning, too! :)

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  6. Katie@Cozydelicious August 10, 2010, 9:28 am

    Yum! I’m so glad I found your site! I have been looking for a good blueberry pie recipe, and this is fantastic! I love crumble topped pies.

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  7. Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean August 12, 2010, 11:09 am

    This looks soo amazing! And kudos to you for making your own crust and crumble topping. I can just imagine this with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. soo good- glad I came across your blog!!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 12, 2010, 11:36 am

      Hi Samantha! Welcome!! Yep, I definitely enjoyed it with some homemade vanilla ice cream. :)

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  8. Lyn H. August 16, 2010, 11:59 am

    This pie was delicious. Thanks for the recipe and the mouth watering photos. I served it to my 4 year old daughter and my parents who are in their 80’s and everyone loved it. The crumb topping looks like way too much when you pile it on but it bakes down to a perfect, crunchy, sweet top layer. Will definitely make it again. Great blog, Lacey.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 16, 2010, 12:36 pm

      Hi Lyn! It makes me so happy to picture your three generations of family all enjoying the pie. Thank you for sharing. I agree: it does look like way too much crumble topping at first — I was skeptical, too — but it definitely turns out wonderful! :)

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  9. Julie SGB September 21, 2011, 12:43 pm

    I have made this twice now. It is insanely good. I may have to try it with some different fruit as the blueberry season dies down. I’ll bet it would be amazing with peaches or apples.

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  10. Susan February 21, 2012, 1:58 am

    I am so glad I found this recipe. I live in a town that just this year opened a bakery. I have been asking everywhere I go if they have a blueberry pie or can make one. I will even travel to get one but I have had no luck. I am so excited and I am going to make this tomorrow (our blueberries are also on sale through tomorrow). I think I might buy a lot of blueberries and freeze them for when I want to whip this up. I will let you know how it turns out. Thank you…

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  11. Dedee September 14, 2012, 2:50 pm

    This looks sooooo yummy! I would love to try it with Splenda though, was wondering if it might work? I am Diabetic and really have to watch the white sugar.

    Do you do Diabetic Recipes?

    Thanks for the cookbook. Dedee

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 14, 2012, 9:03 pm

      Hi Deedee, unfortunately, I have never tried the recipe with Splenda. I’d love to know how it turns out if you try it.

      Reply

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