Blueberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and Crumb Topping
I've been making this blueberry pie for a few years now, it's wonderful. You can also substitute other berries for the blueberries!
- 1 1/2 c
- graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 c
- melted butter
- 1/8 c
- 3-4 c
- fresh or frozen blueberries (without syrup)
- 7 Tbsp
- 3 Tbsp
- 4 Tbsp
- lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- 2/3 c
- 1/4 c
- 1/2 c
- 1/4 c
- butter (softened)
1Pre-heat oven to 375.
2Graham Cracker Crust:
Combine graham cracker crumbs, one stick of butter and water. Press into pie plate and refrigerate for 1 hour (to prevent crumbling when serving)
3Rinse blueberries. Pick out and remove any bits of stems, leaves and soft or mushy berries. It is easiest to do this in a large bowl of water and gently run your hands through the berries as they float. With your fingers slightly apart, you will easily feel any soft or mushy berries get caught in your fingers.
4Combine the 2/3 cup sugar, 7 Tablespoons of corn starch in a bowl and mix well! stir in either 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, mixed in (optional)
5Add the 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, and 3 Tablespoons of water (or grape juice) and stir it up.
6Pour blueberries into pie crust. There's lots of air space and it will cook down, so don't worry if they mound up about an inch (2.5 cm) above the edge of the plate.
7pour the mixture of sugar, juice, etc. into the pie all over the blueberries. If it is a gloppy liquid, don’t worry, just pour it somewhat evenly over the top. But it doesn’t take perfection; it will smooth itself out in the oven.
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
Mix together in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the pie.
9Bake 375F for 1 hour or until golden brown and filling is bubbly. Will keep 1 week in the frige (if it lasts that long)