Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fresh Blueberry Pie with Oatmeal Crumble Topping-Birthday Pie #3

My sons have June and July birthdays (13 months apart to the day) and as I mentioned we're big pie fans here. The request was for something berry with oatmeal... Jersey blueberries are in season so I whipped up a Fresh Blueberry Pie with Oatmeal Crumble Topping. We loved this pie, especially that it wasn't overly sweet and the oatmeal topping was toasted and full of flavor. I look forward to making this again!
My son turned the big 3~0 this year and I thought this silly B-Day hat wearing pie bird would get a few laughs...
mission accomplished:@) 
I hot glued the hat on after the pie cooled.
I hope you had some fun in the kitchen too!

Fresh Blueberry Pie with Oatmeal Crumble Topping
2 pints fresh blueberries, picked through, stems removed, washed and dried
1 Tblsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 C sugar
3 generous Tblsp A/P flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 unbaked pie crust

Topping-adapted from Chow:
1/2 C old fashioned oats
1/2 C brown sugar-I removed 1 Tblsp after I measured it
1/3 C A/P flour
4 Tblsp butter-I let it sit out while I got the pie together
dash of salt
  1. Mix berries with lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Let sit while making crust. 
  2. Use whatever crust you like. Place pie crust in 9" pie dish. 
  3. Pour berries into crust. Fresh blueberries aren't very wet so you'll have to keep sprinkling the sugar/flour mixture over them in the pie plate as you fill it.
  4. Mix the topping until chunky, I find fingers work best... Distribute evenly over top of pie.
  5. Bake at whatever temperature your crust recommends for 50-60 minutes. 
Notes-so I'll remember what I did next year
  • I made a half batch of crust and subbed a couple Tblsp butter for some of the shortening. This way I could bake it at a lower temperature so the topping didn't burn. (G-Mom-B's 2 Crust Recipe: 2 C A/P flour, cut in 2/3 C shortening, just enough water to make it crumbly yet come together. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour). 
  • I baked the pie at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then reduced the temperature to 375 for another 40 minutes (started checking it at 30 minutes...). Next year make I'll try the second temp at 350.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. you have a son who is 30? no way! you're a youngster, yourself! :)

    and i LOVE berry pies!

  2. Looks wonderful. I know you had a happy birthday boy! I'll take mine warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, pleaSE!

  3. Happy Birthday to the big 3-0 birthday boy! The hat on the pie bird just made me smile.
    I made a blueberry pie this week and had my daughter over because it's her favorite and one that she requests for her birthday. I put a crumb top on mine, too, which I prefer over a pie crust top.
    Hope you had a good weekend. I'm sure the birthday boy enjoyed his meal and pie.

  4. Yum, yum, yum! Looks fantastic, Lynn! I hope to try this one soon.
    I grow blueberries but they are all gone now. :(
    Love the birthday hat on the pie bird! chuckle chuckle

  5. Yum Lynn, this sounds delish!! I love the pie bird with the birthday hat -- too funny!! :-D Happy Birthday to both of your sons and wishing all three of you a good week!

    Big Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  6. Oh, I love the topping! How happy it makes me not having to fiddle with a top pastry crust in the summer! And Bill has been hankering for a blueberry pie!

  7. I'd love this pie for breakfast with that delicious oatmeal crumble topping Lynn! Your hat wearing pie bird is too cute! Happy Birthday to your boys :)

  8. How fun. I smiled all the way through your post. Happy birthday to your sons.

  9. The birthday pie bird steals the show! I'm with Mary, pie for breakfast!

  10. I love the Pie bird and the pie looks great, too! Thanks for sharing. I've never had a blueberry pie with a crumb topping.

  11. My favorite and with wild Maine blueberries just coming into season, there are many pies waiting to be fixed!

  12. There's no rule that says that a birthday dessert has to be cake! What a lovely pie and the birthday bird is a hoot :)

  13. What a wonderful pie to celebrate with, love the bird makes everything a bit more fun.

  14. My son doesn't want cake on his BD. Pie is good! Birds wearing hats are even better. haha

  15. Birthday blessings!! Pie and special topping...does it get any better?

  16. Happy Birthday to both your sons! Aren't they lucky to have such a good cook for a Mom!

    My sister was outside picking blueberries when I called her today. I still have some in my freezer from last years crop, so I think I'll try your pie very, very soon.

    Love the hat on the pie bird...I have the same one! (the bird, not the hat) LOL

  17. Happy birthday to your sons! That seems really delicious!

  18. Happy Birthday to your boys...I know they both loved this great pie. Bet they did, indeed, get a good laugh out of your pie bird and his hat.

  19. Sneak in a photo of your sons one of these days. Happy birthday on the big 3-0

  20. Blueberry pie was one of my dads favorites. I love it too. I think everyone is thinking blueberry! They really are delicious and healthy too. The pie looks wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

  21. Fun pie bird! You have the greatest sense of humor, Lynn. Happy Birthday to your sons. Yes, we'd love photos.

    I hosted a pie party once years ago when my husband was in the army and the wives got together often. It was a feast and everyone had a ball making pies. I especially like fresh blueberry and oatmeal topping. Ice cream on top would be perfect.

  22. I'm going to have to make this, pronto! yum!!!!


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