We all remember our first job. When I was a young teenager, I worked at a local farm…in the “Pick Your Own” blueberry fields. Sitting under an awning, I would hand out the buckets, weigh the berries, and read my Teen Beat magazine. Life was good.
One of the perks of this first job was that I could pick some blueberries to bring home with me for my family. One of my favorite treats to make with these plump berries was blueberry crumb pie.
I don’t remember where this recipe originally came from. I have made a few adjustments over time to make it my own. Fast forward almost thirty years, I am still making it.
This pie is so delicious and easy to make. By itself or paired with fresh whipped cream, you will love this semi-homemade delight.
Set out a half of stick of butter to soften. You will need this later to make that delicious crumb topping.
Begin with about 3 pounds of blueberries. You can use fresh or frozen.
My family and I went blueberry picking just last week. After washing the berries, I froze them in freezer bags. I just rinsed them in a colander when I was ready to bake this treat.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Of course, you can make your own pie crust, but I chose to use a pre-made crust this time.
After I unrolled the crust and placed it in a deep dish pie plate, I added the blueberries to the pie crust.
Next, combine 2/3 cup of sugar, about 3/8 cup of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of allspice.
Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix well.
Just pour this sweet mixture over the blueberries in the pie crust.
Now, for the crumb topping.
Mix 1/4 cup softened butter with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2-2/3 cup of flour. You want this mixture to be crumbly. Begin with 1/2 cup flour and slowly add more to get the desired texture.
Sprinkle topping on the pie.
Now it’s ready for the oven.
Place in oven, preheated at 375 degrees, for one hour.
The aroma of this sweet goodness begins to fill our home. Ahhh…
Serve with fresh whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or just alone.
Love this taste of summer.
What are some of your favorite summer treats? I would love to hear from you!
- 3 pounds blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ⅜ cup corn starch
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons water
- Crumb topping
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ⅔-1/2 cup flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Set out ¼ cup of butter to soften.
- Prepare pie crust in a pie plate.
- Add washed blueberries to the pie crust.
- Combine granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and allspice.
- Add lemon juice and water.
- Mix well and pour over the top of blueberries.
- In a separate bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar and flour to make crumb topping.
- Sprinkle the crumb topping over pie.
- Bake for one hour at 375 degrees.
- Cool on a cooling rack.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or alone.