I am not going to be another blogger who claims they "we're never a fan of pie", because truthfully, I always loved pie! Especially if we were going to my aunts house who always seemed to have something pie(sh) on the table! Though I still have yet to master the art of pie crust, this Blueberry Crumble Pie is a must for the holidays! Or all-year around!
It's a cross between a Blueberry Crumble and a Blueberry Pie! And it tastes amazing! With fresh blueberry juice oozing from the sides and a hint of cinnamon spices in the filling and crust. This is the perfect dessert to bring to any event.
I love using frozen fruit in pies because 1. It becomes a lot cheaper. And 2. You can make this or any pie all year around. Thanks to frozen berries! When using frozen berries, however, be sure that it is completely defrosted and drained really well. You don't want your pie to become too soggy and wet!
I have used both cornstarch and flour in the past, but this time around, I've opted for tapioca starch. I feel like it solidifies much better than the flour. You can find tapioca starch in most grocery stores now. If you don't want to use tapioca starch, cornstarch works very similarly.
To prevent a soggy crust, you'll need to blind bake your pie crust at 425F. for about 10 minutes. This will allow your crust to slightly cook, but still be undercooked. You can also use a pie crust shield or strips of foil to keep the edges from browning too much.
When I don't want to wait around, I'll usually just buy a store-bought pie crust. It's very convenient and easy to manage. And not to mention, makes the pie look very nice. But when I'm not in such a hurry, I really enjoy making my own pie crust. Nothing tastes better than a homemade pie crust!
You can check out this pie crust recipe here, or use the pie crust recipe in this written recipe.
Dry Ingredients: Combine the flour, sugar, and spices in a large bowl.
Cut the Butter: Using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingers, cut the butter until the mixture forms small crumbs. Put in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
There are several different reasons why your pie filling may be runny after you take it out of the oven.
Blueberry Pie Filling
Make the Pie Dough
Make the Streusel Topping
Make the Blueberry Filling