Blueberry Pie Crumble

 

 

There is nothing quite like fresh blueberries, especially when they are in season (early July to mid August).  Every year my family and I pick about 10 lbs of fresh blueberries and thats not even counting the ones we ate ;-p

Not only are blueberries sweet and delicious but they are packed with nutritional benefits!  Such as, maintaining a healthy heart, lowering blood pressure, fighting diabetes and can even prevent cancer!  For more awesome facts about this tasty little berry visit  https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287710.php

Blueberries are one of my favorite summer fruits!  We eat them by the handful, daily!  This blueberry pie is a must!  And it’s even tastier with a crumble topping!  This pie is just bursting with flavor….the sweet, plump berries topped with a sweet and crunchy crumble!  It’s the perfect summer pie!  Just make sure to put a dollop of vanilla ice-cream on top, at least you know the blueberries are healthy!

 

 

Ingredients Crust:

1 1/2 cups sifted flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup shortening

5-6 tablespoons cold water

 

Ingredients Filling:

5 cups fresh blueberries

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp butter, melted

1 egg

 

 

Ingredients Topping:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, melted

 

Directions For Crust:

Sift together flour and salt.

Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork, until pieces resemble small peas.

Sprinkle water, one tablespoon at a time.  Mix gently with a fork and move moistened dough to the side.  Repeat until all dough has been moistened.

Gather dough up with fingers and shape into a ball, then let dough sit for a few minutes.

Once dough has rested, roll out onto floured surface.  Roll out to fit 9 inch pie pan.  Cut off extra over hang, but leave enough to create pie edge.

Poke holes in bottom of pie crust with a fork (this ensures the pie will cook evenly and keep air bubbles from forming in the crust), set aside.

Directions for filling:

Combine 1 cup sugar and flour, salt and cinnamon together.

Mix blueberries into sugar mixture, stirring well.

Pour into pie crust.

Directions for crumble topping:

Mix flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon together.  Mix in melted butter.

Sprinkle topping over pie and pat down over blueberries.

Brush some melted butter onto edge of pie crust.

Bake in 400°, preheated, oven for 45-55 minutes.

And don’t forget to serve up this pie warm with some vanilla ice-cream or even whipped cream!

Enjoy!!!!!