Blueberry pie that is literally bursting with fruity flavor and a buttery crumble topping.

blueberry crumble pie
Pie and ice cream go together like stretchy jeans and my thighs.

Especially after you see all of the totally necessary and mandatory taste testing I did to make certain that the two are a match made in heaven. Meant to be. Serendipitously joined at the hip.

They are. For the record.

Which I can say with absolute certainty after taking enough bites of pie alone, ice cream alone, and then the two together to make my conclusions statistically significant.

The things I do for you people…


But…this pie is crazy good. And excess ice cream is never something to complain about.

So it was worth it.

Seriously…this pie is intensely fruity in the best possible way. Make it before blueberries disappear from our lives and/or become $6/pint.

Oh wait, that’s what they always are in NYC.

I love that you think I’m kidding.

And eat it with ice cream. Because you wouldn’t want to let all my quality control testing go to waste. (And check out this post for an awesome ice cream giveaway!!)


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Three years ago…Heirloom Tomato Salad with Red Onions, Dill and Feta

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Blueberry Crumble Pie {GIVEAWAY}
Blueberry pie that is literally bursting with fruity flavor and a buttery crumble topping.
Yield: 8 servings
For the crust
  • 1½ cups plus 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 2½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ heaping tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 11 tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ice cold water
  • 1 egg, beaten to blend
For the pie
  • ⅔ cup plus 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups blueberries
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  1. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor, pulsing to combine. Add in the butter and pulse until butter is the size of peas. Add in the vanilla and water, pulsing again just until the dough comes together, adding more water by the tbsp if necessary. Gather dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  2. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper to ⅛-inch thick round. Peel off the top sheet of paper. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Discard the paper. Trim the overhang to ½-inch and crimp edges if desired. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Line the crust with parchment paper or foil. Fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until the crust is set, about 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beans. Brush the crust with the egg glaze. Bake until light brown, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add in the blueberries and lemon juice and toss together until well combined. Let stand for 20-30 minutes, or until berries start to release their juices.
  5. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix with the melted butter, using your fingertips to blend.
  6. Heat oven to 375. Pour the blueberry filling into the crust. Top with the crumble topping. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes, or until filling is bubbling and topping is golden.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛th of pie


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95 Responses to Blueberry Crumble Pie

  1. What a beautiful pie! Blueberry pie has to be my favourite pie ever and I think this one looks amazing. Love the crumble topping. It made me smile when you said no one believes blueberries are $6 a pint in NYC. They get up to about that price here near London, England too – about Β£4 for a little punnet which isn’t even quite a pint. And no one believes me either πŸ˜‰

  2. Beth says:

    I went blueberry picking this week. I’ve already frozen a lot, but want to use some of the rest in recipes while they’re fresh. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Kathryn says:

    I definitely agree with you on the pie & ice cream combo. I love a crumble topping on anything so this pie looks pretty darn perfect to me.

  4. Love LOVE this Pie! Blueberry happend to be the one ingredient I like to add in most of my desserts ( if you noticed lately) Great recipe- I think I will make this pie over the weekend! Thanks !:) Anna

  5. Faith says:

    Lol, I definitely appreciate your taking the time to test the pie and ice cream alone and together to give us your conclusions…it’s a tough job, right? But that’s totally what a devoted food blogger would do! πŸ˜‰

    Wish I could dive face-first into your beautiful pie!

  6. Simply Life says:

    What an incredible dessert!

  7. Beauuuutiful! And it’s almost like a sin to eat ice cream or pie without the other πŸ˜‰

  8. kathy says:

    My Mainer heart totally approves of this pie. Anything blueberry is a-ok by me. Fact.

  9. “stretchy jeans and my thighs” preach it girl….this pie is FABULOUS!!!

  10. debbie says:

    Another winner Joanne and I do so appreciate all the taste testing you do! Blueberries here in Virginia are pretty cheap right now but that is not always the case.

  11. Blond Duck says:

    Oh sweet wounded wuffles.

  12. Chewthefat says:

    Looks amazing! One of my favs as a kid, partially because I loved the song from South Pacific which proclaims: “I’m as normal as blueberry pie.”

  13. I would love some of this to crumble all over me. Looks like a perfect summer treat!!

  14. Erika says:

    This pie looks crazy good.. and that crumble topping just makes me all kinds of happy.. True story.

  15. Lynn says:

    I was at the warehouse store (Sams Club) yesterday and got one of those large flats for $6. I put it in the freezer. I keep thinking I need to just buy up all I can. πŸ™‚

    This crumble looks amazing!

  16. Kristi says:

    Love “Pie and ice cream go together like stretchy jeans and my thighs.” Lol. So funny.

  17. Ashley says:

    BEAUTIFUL pie! I haven’t had blueberry pie in ages, and this one looks like perfection. And thank you for doing the tough research that you did for the betterment of pie-eaters everywhere πŸ˜‰

  18. I love the crumble topping on this pie! Gorgeous. I’m now off in search of affordable NYC blueberries (ha!)

  19. Sam says:

    I got a quart for $10 this past weekend! People outside of NYC don’t understand why I got so excited about that… The pie looks amazing.

  20. Yum! What a gorgeous pie! The blueberries look so pretty and perfect and the crumble, I am all over it! Great recipe!!

  21. this looks amazing. I love crumb topped pie. I’m not a big baker but I think I need this in my life!

  22. SallyBR says:

    Blueberry pie is hubby’s favorite dessert in the world, and he insists on the ice cream on the side. It must be really an American thing, I cannot quite grasp the concept, to me it’s overkill (you will hate me for that, I know… blame it on my Brazilian background) πŸ˜‰

    but, I know I am in a minority and I would even try it your way, although that would mean pumping up my exercises for a couple of weeks after the fact (sigh)

  23. I want to dive into the pie!! Absolutely irresistible, Joanne.

  24. Amy says:

    Does the pie come with a box of kleenex? If so, I’ll take the entire thing please. Sigh. Looks so delicious, Joanne.

  25. Pam says:

    You’re so kind to us for taste testing this pie until it was just right. It looks absolutely stunning and delicious!

  26. The perfect pie: not too little and not too much crust on top. You nailed it.

  27. I have been a blueberry baking fool this summer, but I managed not to make a pie. No idea how that happened. Yours looks amazingly good! (And, I so know you’re aren’t kidding about the prices.)

  28. Can’t complain about more ice cream or more of this beautiful bountiful pie!

  29. blueberries are everywhere right now! we went picking last week and got organic blueberries for $1.50 / lb. i almost died with how cheap it was!

  30. That crumble looks so stinking good!

  31. Karen says:

    Around $3.50-$4/pint here… and I thought that was expensive! Looks delish!

  32. Eileen says:

    Pie pie pie pie pie! Now if only I can keep myself from eating all the blueberries on the walk home from the farmer’s market this weekend… πŸ™‚

  33. Joanne, this pie seriously has my mouth watering and stomach growling. I want this pie now please!

  34. Wow, this sure looks awesome. I haven’t made pie in for ever. What a great way to use a bunch of blueberries though.

  35. I’m not a huge fan of pie crust, so pies topped with crumble are my favorite. This looks so juicy and delicious!

  36. You just won my heart with this recipe! YUMMY

  37. I need to bust out a blueberry pie before summer is over!
    This summer went way too fast!

  38. I sure wouldn’t want to hassle you with any more testing considering your jeans and all that. I have a weakness for anything with crumble on top. Blueberries are more than $6 a pint here at the moment so I might adapt this fine specimen of a recipe Joanne.

  39. bellini says:

    Blueberries are a definite favourite around here Joanne.

  40. More ice cream please!! The pie looks great!

  41. I’m now looking forward to blueberry season πŸ™‚

  42. Because fresh blueberries are never in season in this part of Australia, I often skip over blueberry baking as it seems a waste of the berries. For this, though, I would make an exception πŸ™‚

  43. ramblingtart says:

    This looks absolutely incredible, Joanne! Growing up, blueberry pie was my hands down favorite. πŸ™‚ It’s getting to that time of year where blueberries are a reasonable price again. Thank goodness! πŸ™‚

  44. This looks absolutely wonderful. Is there anything more fantastic than a slice of blueberry pie, topped with buttery crumble, and maybe a sneaky scoop of vanilla? Heaven. Total Heaven.

  45. Johanna GGG says:

    well given that I have had an ice cream making blitz this winter – chances are I will have a pie making blitz this summer – it is a crazy world but this pie makes so much sense!

  46. Just what blueberry cobbler needs- more crust! Good thinking πŸ™‚

  47. This looks absolutely spectacular! Pinned!

  48. so yummmmmmmmy….we just couldn’t stop drooling over that delicious blueberry crumble pie…will be making this yummy treat for the weekend…thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  49. Joanne,

    Thanks for stopping by Granny’s and your yummy comment.

  50. Pamela Reed says:

    I love that you add a little bit of cinnamon to your crust, I think it’s the perfect combination with the blueberries. This looks so good, I could easily get carried away and eat multiple slices. πŸ™‚

  51. This looks amazingly delicious!

  52. Monica says:

    This looks warm, crunchy, sweet, yum! I would love a slice and maybe sneak a little scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

  53. KATHY says:

    Wow! Scrumptious looking! Love the crumb topping…a beautiful pie!

  54. P says:

    This would taste so good with ice cream…or cool whip :P!

  55. this pie has me drooling! so beautiful πŸ™‚

  56. LOOKS HEAVENLY! So delicious… I barely baked this summer, and I wanna bake with blueberries and strawberries before summer is officially up. So sad

  57. Foodiewife says:

    I’m so glad that my life has calmed down and I can start sifting through my Feedly stream. I’ve missed out on a lot. I love crumble anything. Pie & Ice cream works for me.

  58. Susan says:

    I have been finding some gorgeous, organic blueberries lately! This looks so wonderful along with that Swiss chard (a fave) recipe below!

  59. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, A very beautiful pie and ice cream is always a treat. Blessings, Catherine

  60. Lauren says:

    I had been eyeballing blueberries at the market all week long and I finally cracked and got some yesterday. Working on this pie crust now and I am having an awfully difficult time rolling it out πŸ™ Why can that be? Maybe it’s French butter.
    Here’s to hoping I can make it work!

  61. What a fabulous pie, Joanne. Ithas been bookmarked and will be tried. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  62. Tracey says:

    Blueberry pie is my favorite thing ever in the summer – I could have eaten this whole thing myself!! Though at $6/pint for blueberries (seriously??) i wouldn’t be doing much blueberry baking in NYC πŸ˜›

  63. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I just made a fabulous apple crisp this week. Thanks!

  64. Wow, now this is my kind of pie! I love crumbly tops, but never would have thought to try it with blueberry! I wonder if it would work with cherry… or peach… My mind is blown, I always thought crumble belonged to apple!

  65. This looks like this crumble they do at this little Brasserie down the road from me. I used to go there to teach English (getting paid to eat, yes.) and always got that crumble or the chocolate fondant. This is a win!

  66. Love that crumble topping! I believe this pie would indeed be delightful with ice cream. I’d be happy to test that theory as well!

  67. This looks incredible Joanne! I love blueberry and lemon together. I can go for a huge slice with some ice cream right about now. Delicious! πŸ™‚

  68. Monet says:

    Oh yes please. I would have probably devoured this entire pie. Something about berries right now…I crave them constantly! Thank you for sharing Joanne!

  69. Erica says:

    That pie looks amazing,Joanne! Your pictures are making me drool πŸ™‚ Love the crumble and I would love a large piece with ice cream!

  70. Oh my god what a beautiful pie! I definitely want to eat this with ALL the ice cream!

  71. Veronica says:

    Oh yes, meant to be. Thanks for all you do for us. πŸ™‚ I love a pie with a crumble topping b/c rolling out one pie crust is about all the pie crust rolling I care to do. Plus a crumble topping is delish!

  72. cquek says:

    Great flavors and those are perfect i love the topping

  73. grace says:

    crumb-topped pies are great because they taste just as good, if not better than, double-crusted pies and are SO much easier. this is beautiful!

  74. cindy says:

    Can you use peaches or raspberries?

  75. This looks perfect and so delicious! I would love a big slice right now!!

  76. Juliana says:

    Looks delicious Joanne…indeed bursting in flavors…yum!

  77. Wendy says:

    Beautiful pie! What a wonderful way to use up the seasonal bounty of $6/pint blueberries!:) Crumble topping is the best. Thank you for your due diligence with this recipe. All of that testing and tasting is appreciated. True dedication! πŸ™‚

  78. Megan says:

    They’re $6 a pint at the farmers’ markets here too — but definitely worth it if they end up something like pie! I love the crumble topping.

  79. Reeni says:

    You know how to tug at my heart! Blueberry pie is one of my absolute favorite summer desserts, especially with crumbs. This is a beauty! I need to bake another one before it’s too late.

  80. Blueberry pie and ice cream. Hmmm.. tastes like heaven.

  81. Annie says:

    This looks amaaaazzzing. I adore blueberry pie and this one looks perfect.

  82. Obsessed with how the blueberries just spill out over the top!

  83. Kate says:

    I had pie over the weekend, but no ice cream! Totally not fair.

  84. elly says:

    I have a weird thing with blueberries in that I only like them in certain things (sort of like chocolate) and I admit I’ve never been big on blueberry pie and the like, but I’m pretty sure this crumble would make me change my mind. It looks amaaaaaing.

  85. gloria says:

    I dont understand why I dont see before this wonderful and georgeous pie!! I love the crust Joanne:)

  86. I’ve been baking up all kinds of desserts with fresh blueberries lately! I can’t get enough of them. I think I’ll have to go get more so that I can make this!

  87. Shannon says:

    another fabulous blueberry pie variation! can’tgetenough πŸ™‚

  88. Wow, this tart looks so jammy and crumbly. Yum!

  89. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Blueberry desserts are the best! I just love this crumble pie, it looks perfect πŸ™‚

  90. Anne says:

    I’ve never made a blueberry pie since I always hated the ones that came from a store or bakery because they tasted sweet and artificial. But this looked so good, I made it and brought it to a dinner party. It was amazing! Everyone, including me, loved it! I also loved how you changed up the crust. Just a note: your directions #4 mention lemon juice twice. I think you meant mix sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest.

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