Blueberry Crumble Pie

Last week a friend gave us a 5 pound bag of frozen blueberries. I was tempted to let them sit until winter since we are so enjoying lots of fresh blueberries right now. But with only an above-the-fridge freezer that I like to keep full with meals, I realized that probably wasn’t the most prudent idea.

So I decided to make a blueberry pie today and to use some of those frozen blueberries. I just winged it as I went. I was also listening to my kids play with my father-in-law and a new toy he brought for them. So, I wasn’t fully focused. You’ll see what I mean.

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Blueberry Crumble Pie

  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/3 c. cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 4-5 T. col water
  • 6 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1 T. water
  • 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1/4 c. butter, cut into pieces

1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in cold water just until dough starts to form a ball. Pat into a ball with hands and roll out. Press into a 9 inch pie plate.

2. Wipe out the bowl and add blueberries. Toss with sugar. In a small cup, dissolve cornstarch in water. Stir into the berries. Pile in pie crust.

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3. In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar and flour. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over blueberries.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 60 minutes. Cover top and crust edge with foil if it gets to brown. Let cool at least one hour before cutting.

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And here is what happens when you forget to add the cornstarch. Oops! I stared at the pie as it cooled just hoping it would miraculously firm up. No such luck though.So we are enjoying some delicious blueberry soup pie instead.

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14 thoughts on “Blueberry Crumble Pie

  1. Good! I mean, good in that now I know I’m not the only one who has done something of the sort. I love blueberries and I know missing that binder indgrediant makes for a major “dissapointment” – especially when taking the pie to a gathering or when guests are over.
    I also often wondered how you do come up with so many creative recipes all while little ones are around (in and out of the kitchen)- HOW do you even find the stolen moments…? I’m having trouble figuring it out for myself and I only have two little ones.

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