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Jun 23

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Blueberry Crumb Pie with a juicy blueberry filling and an almond crumble top

Sometimes, you just want ย pie – and this Blueberry Crumb Pie will satisfy that craving! It’s got crust and crumble – two of my favorite things and would be perfect for your 4th of July party!

Blueberry Crumb Pie by | Perfect for the 4th of July!

Last week, before we left, Jordan started summer tutoring. Now, normally I’m not one to be all study! study! study! during summer, but Jordan needs it this year. Her math skills are just not where they need to be going into third grade. So, off to a tutor she goes twice a week.

I was worried she’d moan. And complain. And whine and cry. But I was wrong.

She loves tutoring. She even loves that she gets homework. And she loves doing her homework.

Um, hello math-loving child. Who are you and what did you do with Jordan?

She said to me after the first session:

“Mom, when I add two numbers I had forgotten that I should start with the biggest number, so it’s easier. I learned that in first grade and forgot. Now adding is easier!”

Um, I told her that approximately 1,342 times during the school year. But whatever. I’m her mom, so my voice is mute to her.

Oh well. At least she listens to someone!

Blueberry Crumb Pie by | Perfect for the 4th of July!

You all listen to me when I yell at you right? Like when I tell you I made the best cookies. Or the best apple crumb pie?

Good, because now I’m going to tell you about this blueberry crumb pie. I don’t know if it’s the best because it’s the only blueberry pie I’ve ever eaten, but it was darn good. So, yeah. Let’s go with BEST.

Blueberry Crumb Pie by | Perfect for the 4th of July!

I started with a refrigerated pie crust. I also love my from scratch crust, but I was being lazy (and baking 4 other pies) the day I was making this.

The blueberries are tossed with some sugar, flour, and lemon juice for the perfect filling, and topped with white chocolate chips. White chocolate and blueberries should be married, in my opinion.

And the crumble. Oh, how I love crumble! I’ve made so many variations, and they’re all my favorites. I love this version because it has almonds in it, and I’m a total sucker for almonds. Plus, it’s made with brown sugar which makes it better x1,000,000 if you ask me!

This pie is perfect for any occasion, but especially for the Fourth of July! I think that Pie and Independence Day just go together, and the pop of the blueberries will just make your party table ย seem way more patriotic!

You believe me right? That this pie is fabulous?

Blueberry Crumb Pie by | Perfect for the 4th of July!

Good. At least someone believes me about something! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Juicy blueberries in a from scratch pie topped with an almond crumble.


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from a box of 2)
  • 5 cups frozen blueberries, drained (or fresh)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons + 3/4 cup flour, divided
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9โ€ pie plate. Crimp edges as desired. Chill until ready to fill.
  3. Make the crumble by combining the nuts, brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter until the mixture forms small crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Place blueberries in a large bowl. Toss gently with sugar, lemon, and 3 tablespoons of flour.
  5. Remove crust from the refrigerator and fill with berries. Top with white chocolate chips. Pour the crumble over the top and press down slightly to compact.
  6. Place the pie on a cookie sheet to prevent over-spilling onto your oven floor. Tear 2โ€ wide strips of aluminum foil and place them around the outer edge of the crust so it wonโ€™t brown too quickly. Bake for 48-52 minutes (remove foil from crust about halfway through baking). Itโ€™s done when the crust is browned and the topping looks crunchy. Cool completely before slicing.

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine.

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Cherry Ice Cream Pie

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Apple Toffee Crumble by Something Swanky

62 Responses to “Blueberry Crumb Pie”

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on June 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm (#)

    This pie looks so easy to make and I bet taste incredible!! Love that there are white chocolate chips in these!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you Nancy! I love white chocolate, so whenever I can sneak it in, I’m gonna!


  2. mrsblocko posted on June 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm (#)

    This looks so yummy! I’m confused about the 2 entries of 1/2c of choc chips though. Is this a typo or am I reading the directions wrong? Thanks!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      You’re not crazy – thanks for catching that! That’s so weird it copied it twice. Thank you!


  3. Miss Messy posted on June 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm (#)

    Sounds super! Love the almonds in it!


  4. Amy posted on June 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm (#)

    My mom bought us these Bridge Books for my brother and me each summer. Every day, we were supposed to complete one sheet (front and back), which varied from math to spelling to handwriting. My brother always did his just fine, but I refused — even when bribed with popsicles! But math became a lot more appealing when it involved the measurements in a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Yes, I think I’ll need to have her help me bake. That’s actually a very good idea! :)


      • Amy replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 pm

        It’ll be even more fun when you ask her to help halve or double a recipe!

  5. Nessa posted on June 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm (#)

    This looks perfect for summer!


  6. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker posted on June 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm (#)

    I love the crumb top…the crunchy almonds are so appealing. Love the pie and perfect summer dessert!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      I know, that’s what sold me on this – the almonds!! :)


  7. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat posted on June 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm (#)

    Incredible! I love the addition of the white chocolate chips! A great summer dessert!


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  9. Tieghan posted on June 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm (#)

    I LOVE blueberries! This is gorgeous, Dorothy. WOW + YUM!


  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on June 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm (#)

    Those blueberries are calling me! My mom used to make something similar to this with raspberries. And you made 4 pies in 1 day? I don’t think I’ve done 4 all year! :)


  11. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on June 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm (#)

    Bloglovin is so much easy for me, I am loving it! This blueberry pie looks soooo good!! I love crumbly crusts like this!!


  12. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on June 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm (#)

    *easier :)


  13. Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies posted on June 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm (#)

    I normally don’t like blueberries, but I’ve never tried them with white chocolate. I think that’s JUST what they need to be amazing! Thanks for the recipe.


  14. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life posted on June 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm (#)

    Um, I think I’m guilty if tuning out my mom when it’s math related as well. Oops:) But, uh, I will listen to her if she makes this! White chocolate, blueberries and CRUMBLE?! I think I would eat the whole thing!


  15. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on June 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm (#)

    I’m craving pie. With extra crumbs please and scoop of ice cream!


  16. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig posted on June 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm (#)

    Love, love, love the’s the only way to eat a berry pie!


  17. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted on June 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm (#)

    Yay for an awesome tutor! :) I struggled with math as a kid too…I guess that’s why I ended up as an English major ๐Ÿ˜‰ This crumble looks fantastic!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      It’s just funny because both my husband and I were math/CS oriented. I think, for her part, it’s mostly apathy. And confidence. It’s definitely getting better!


  18. Jen B posted on June 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm (#)

    Wow the crumble on that pie looks delicious! Good stuff! :)


  19. Ashton posted on June 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm (#)

    Remember your blueberry pie fudge???? Mmmmmmmmm.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      I still dream about that one too…


  20. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on June 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm (#)

    Oooh, this looks fab! I love blueberries, and all of that crumb topping? YES, please.


  21. Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life posted on June 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm (#)

    Ohhhh, I need this in my life RIGHT NOW!! I might be drooling a little ๐Ÿ˜‰


  22. Ashley posted on June 24, 2013 at 4:17 am (#)

    Crumb in any form speaks to me. :) Want this so bad!


  23. jamie @lifelovelemons posted on June 24, 2013 at 4:46 am (#)

    love crumble pies! this is so pretty!


  24. carrian posted on June 24, 2013 at 6:44 am (#)

    i love me some pie!


  25. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on June 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm (#)

    Blueberry pie eating contests on July 4th were always one of my favorite events, but they never had the crumble on them. The crumble is my favorite part; however may not be appropriate for a pie eating contest. Could you imagine inhaling am almond by accident? It’s a risk I am willing to take to get a slice of this pie! YUM!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      OOOH, no that would be bad!! :) Thanks Julianne!


  26. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on June 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm (#)

    Oh yum! The blueberries are calling me! Wish I could reach through the screen…


  27. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm (#)

    To me, there’s no dessert more perfect than a berry pie! This looks incredible, D! Plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and I’m set. Thanks for sharing!


  28. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on June 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm (#)

    A kid that likes homework? You lucky duck! This pie looks amazing. I love the crunchy almonds on top. Yum!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Well she likes it until I try to help her, lol. THen all bets are off!


  29. Meg @ Sweet Twist posted on June 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm (#)

    Love the white chocolate chips in it.

    Glad you had a great trip.


  30. Heather @ French Press posted on June 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm (#)

    Jordan needs to have a talk with Stella…we need her to LOVE math tutoring :) now this pie I love…crumb topping rules cause my crust skills suck


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      They do not!! But crumble top is best anyway!


  31. Erin @ Texanerin Baking posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm (#)

    Blueberries and white chocolate?! Yes! The perfect combination. And that pie looks amazing! And the topping. Oh my gosh. Totally in love with this pie.

    I just came back from the US and every brand of white chocolate I tried was nasty (and this is coming from a lover of white chocolate!) What’s a good brand? I’m hoping I won’t have to export loads of white chocolate back with me when I move back to the US from Germany. :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Well, I used white chocolate chips. My favorite brands are Guittard or Ghiradelli. I would die for European chocolate. #yum


  32. Ashley Christensen posted on June 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm (#)

    This blueberry crumble looks amazing! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks for the pin Ashley!


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  38. Bonnie posted on August 2, 2014 at 7:17 am (#)

    It’s early in the morning and I want a bite of each and every one of these scrumptious “sweet” delights!


  39. Linda posted on August 3, 2014 at 7:07 am (#)

    I have been wanted some blueberry pie! after seeing your pie i felt i was already enjoying ever bite!!!
    Thank you for every bite of your wonderful recipe can’t wait to share it with my family for our Sunday desert!!! oh also the apple dump cake!!!!! smile!!!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Enjoy Linda! I loved that pie. And the dump cake. :) Thanks for reading!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 3rd, 2014 at 7:44 am

      FYI Linda, I wasn’t sure if you printed the apple dump cake recipe yet, but I forgot the butter! I fixed it, so it’s correct now.


  40. Michelle posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm (#)

    Do I have to bake the pie crust first before I put in the filling?
    Thank you


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