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Fresh Blueberry Almond Crumb Pie

Fresh Blueberry Almond Crumb Pie is bursting with fresh blueberries, a toasted almond, buttery crisp crumble, with hints of lemon to perfectly set of these sweet and tart berries to perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh Blueberry Almond Crumb Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 514kcal

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup sliced (or slivered) almonds, toasted
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, fresh grated 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmrg may be substituted
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 2 pints fresh blueberries approx 4 cups
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake almonds on a foil lined baking sheet for 7-10 minutes, stirring every two minutes until golden and fragrant.
  • Increase the temperature of the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the cooled almonds in a large ziplok bag. Use a smooth sided meat mallet or a rolling pin to pound the almonds into smaller pieces. Do not pound to the point of almond flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the almonds and the remainder of the crust ingredients. Use a pastry cutter, sturdy forks, or two knives to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
  • Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9" or 10" pie plate, keeping a consistent thickness throughout.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, fold together the blueberries and other filling ingredients and then spoon evenly into the crust.
  • Sprinkle the berries with the remainder of the crumble.
  • Bake on a foil lined baking sheet for 45-55 minutes, until the crisp is golden and the berries have started to bubble.
  • Serve warm if desired, or cool for a thicker, more firm filling.

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg