Monday, March 11, 2013

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Blueberry Pie
Pi Day is only a few days away!  Here's a Pi Day pie idea for you.  I've had this recipe ready to post for months, and then it had been so long, I figured I might as well wait until closer to Pi Day to bring it to you.  This was actually one of our Thanksgiving 2012 pies!!  It's been sitting around that whole time waiting for me to post on here, poor thing.  (I mean the photos... pie is long gone!)
Blueberry Pie
I chose to make this particular pie recipe, back then, instead of a regular two-crust pie, because I had already made Sweet Potato Pie.  That pie only called for a single crust, and my recipe makes two crusts.  I already had an extra crust ready to go, and I didn't want to make more crust because making pie crust is the devil.  Just kidding (kind of).  (Although, I do use the easiest recipe ever.)

Anyway, so this Blueberry pie uses a crust topping instead of a top crust- it was so easy and fun to make this!  And it tasted great, too.  I might do all my blueberry pies this way from now on.
Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Crumb Pie
adapted from Martha Stewart

5 cups blueberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Crumb Topping:
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
6 Tablespoons light-brown sugar
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6Tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine 5 cups blueberries with 3/4 granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Pour into pie shell; sprinkle with Crumb Topping (directions below).
2.  Place on foil-lined baking sheet in lower third of oven; reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake until fruit bubbles and crust browns, about one hour.  If topping begins to brown too quickly, tent with foil. Let cool 6 hours.
3.  Crumb Topping:  Combine all ingredients for topping except butter.  Cut in butter using a pastry cutter until large clumps form. 
Blueberry Pie
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So delicious! One of my favorite blueberry pie recipes... Had to make one the moment I saw your pictures.