Saying this is The Best Blueberry Crumble Pie may seem like a bold claim, but it’s true. Soooooo true! My husband has not stopped raving about this pie and asking me to make it again since he downed the last piece a few weeks ago. Needless to say, I will definitely be making this pie for Thanksgiving. If Sim’s lucky I might even make it for Father’s Day this year….in the summer months we usually go for this bright and refreshing Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake or this Magnolia Bakery Blueberry Jamboree when we want a fancy blueberry dessert. We’ll see, we’ll see.
The simplicity of this pie is part of what makes it so amazing. Super simple ingredients, very little prep time, and absolute perfection where it counts, FLAVOR! Maybe I’ve shared this before, but I’m going to share it again. Most of the time unless I REALLY feel like making homemade pie crust, I buy the frozen deep dish pie crusts at the grocery store. I personally think their flavor is good, and I love that all I have to do is pull one out, fill it, and boom! Pie! Pre-made frozen pie crusts are perfect for most of the pie recipes I have on my site. Most of the pies I make do not require a top crust; or like, The Best Blueberrry Crumble Pie, they have crumble for the topping. Here are some of my faves!
My favorite pies!
- Brown Butter Raspberry Pie
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
- Chocolate Pecan Pie
- The Best Pumpkin Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Oatmeal Pie (No Nuts Pecan Pie)
How to make The Best Blueberry Crumble Pie
Frequently asked questions about making The Best Blueberry Crumble Pie
Can I use frozen blueberries?
No, unfortunately they will make the pie to runny. The fresh berries make it PERFECT!
Can this pie be made Gluten free?
I haven’t tried it personally. However; I think this pie would work perfectly with a gluten free pie crust and a good gluten free flour blend in the crumble.
How can I keep the top of the pie from getting too dark?
The best way to keep the top and edges of the pie from getting to dark is to set a sheet of foil lightly over the top of the pie about halfway or 2/3 way through the cooking time.
What size pie pan do I need?
I like to use the pre-made frozen pie crusts from the grocery store. I get the Pillsbury Deep Dish one in the freezer section. It comes with two crusts. If you do not use that and make your own crust, you will want to use a pie pan that has a 9 or 9 1/2 inch diameter.
instead of a crumble topping can I put a regular pie crust on top of the pie?
Yes, you can absolutely use a regular crust to top the pie. Before you put the top on you will need to add a few pats of butter on top of the berries. You will also need to put some venting holes or decorative designs into the crust.
- 1 pre-made frozen pie crust (I use Pillsbury Deep Dish) Crust should be 9-91/2 inches in diameter
- PIE FILLING:
- 4-5 cups fresh blueberries (at least 4 cups but up to 5)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2½ tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
- CRUMBLE TOPPING
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Get pie crust out of the freezer and set aside. (They are supposed to thaw for about 10-15 minutes before being filled)
- Wash your blueberries and remove any stems or bad berries then gently pat dry with a paper towel or clean hand towel.
- In a medium sized bowl stir together the ½ cup sugar, the lemon zest, and corn starch. Mix well.
- Add the blueberries and lemon and stir until berries are all coated with mixture. Set aside.
- Prepare crumble topping by combining, flour, 3 tbsp granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well and then add the melted butter and stir until everything holds together and is crumbly.
- Pour blueberry mixture into pie crust. (It will be really full, mound it towards the middle if needed.)
- Evenly cover the top of the blueberries with the crumble topping.
- I like to place the pie on a cookie sheet to bake in case it overflows at all.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. After about 40 minutes lightly cover the top of the pie with a sheet of foil to keep the crumble from getting too dark.
- Let pie cool completely before cutting into slices.
- **Refrigerate leftovers, or if not using the pie immediately refrigerate it after it is completely cooled.
- **Pie can also be frozen once it is completely cooled. Wrap tightly with foil and place in a large Ziploc bag. Or cover with plastic wrap after the foil.
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