Recipe Idea: Crumbly Top Blueberry Pie
Hi. It’s Lois in the kitchen at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about my favorite Crumbly Top Blueberry Pie.
“Pie, pie. I love pie!” I think that’s how the song goes that Andie McDowell sings in the movie, Michael. That’s the way I feel about Crumbly Top Blueberry Pie. I love it.
My Great Grandma Martin made a delicious blueberry pie. Sometimes she made it with a lattice top and sometimes she topped it with a full pie crust. It was my favorite pie when I was a kid. I don’t have her recipe, but Joy of Cooking—a cookbook I think everyone should own—has a very good blueberry pie recipe. I like it with a crumbly top instead of a pie crust.
Don and I are entering a pie contest tomorrow. I made blueberry pie and he is making an elaborate apple pie. He’s not baking his until tomorrow, so I’ll put the recipe up then for the apple pie.
I usually cheat and use a pre-made crust. I prefer the Pillsbury ones you find in the dairy case, but today Don made the crust using a Joy of Cooking recipe. Joy of Cooking is one of the best basic cookbooks available, especially if you are new to cooking. You can find just about anything you want to make in it. His Flaky Pie Crust recipe is below. Make it before you make the filling. Or, here’s the link to his Traditional Pie Crust.
For a shortcut: You can also use a can of prepared blueberry pie filling in this recipe and add lemon and lemon zest to it. You will need to eliminate the sugar and the tapioca. It will still be delicious. But then, it would be a different pie.
No matter what pie plate you use, you’re gonna wanna eat this.
BUT FIRST, DID YOU GRAB YOUR FREE COOKBOOK?