Blueberry Crumble Pie
We’re making blueberry pie! Ditching that top pie crust and sprinkling the whole darn thing with a buttery streusel-y crumble-tastic topping. It’s like blueberry pie and blueberry crisp in one. Did you read that? Literally the two best summer desserts on the planet in one pie dish. 8 slices of blueberry heaven. The stars have aligned and we're declaring this the best of the best when it comes to blueberry desserts.
Blueberry Crumble Pie
Today we're making blueberry pie! Ditching that top pie crust and sprinkling the whole darn thing with a buttery streusel-y crumble-tastic topping. It's like blueberry pie and blueberry crisp in one. Did you read that? Literally the two best summer desserts on the planet in one pie dish. 8 slices of blueberry heaven. The stars have aligned and this recipe is best of the best when it comes to blueberry desserts.
refrigerated pie crust
5 and 1/2 cups (800g) frozen blueberries (defrosted)
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (40g) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons (50g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, very cold and cubed
2/3 cup (50g) oats
Make the filling: In a large bowl, blueberries, granulated sugar, flour, cornstarch, lemon juice, and zest together until thoroughly combined. It will be pretty flour-y. That’s ok. Place filling in the refrigerator until needed in step 3.
Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
Roll out the chilled pie dough: On a floured work surface, roll out one of the discs of chilled dough (you can freeze the 2nd for later use, see note). Turn the dough about a quarter turn after every few rolls until you have a circle 12 inches in diameter. Carefully place the dough into a 9-inch pie dish. Tuck it in with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. Spoon the cold filling into the crust and discard the leftover juices in the bottom of the bowl, if any. Flute or crimp the edges of the crust. Place pie in the refrigerator until needed in the next step.
Make the crumble:Mix the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the cold butter into the brown sugar mixture until coarse crumbs are formed. Stir in the oats and sprinkle over pie.
Place the pie onto a large baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Keeping the pie in the oven, turn the temperature down to 375°F (190°C) and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes. After the first 20 minutes of bake time, we recommend placing a pie crust shield on top of the pie to prevent the edges from browning too quickly and loosely covering the whole pie with aluminum foil to prevent the crumble from browning too quickly as well.
Allow the pie to cool for 3 full hours at room temperature before serving. This time allows the filling to thicken up. Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.