🔸1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust, well chilled before filling
🔸2/3 cup granulated sugar
🔸2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
🔸1 teaspoon lemon zest, about 1 lemon
🔸2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
🔸5 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
🔸1/2 of a small apple, peeled and cored, then grated
🔸2/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
🔸1/3 cup light brown sugar
🔸1/3 cup cold butter cut into chunks
🔸1 tablespoon granulated sugar
🔹Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place in the oven to preheat as well. Remove the unbaked, prepared 9-inch deep dish pie crust from the refrigerator.
🔹Line the pie crust / pie plate with parchment paper and add pie weights or dried beans. Bake the crust for about 20 minutes.
🔹Remove the parchment paper and pie weights or beans and set aside. Return the crust to the oven and bake another 10 minutes or until it starts to brown lightly.
🔹Remove from the oven and set aside to cool while preparing the filling.
◾Prepare the filling:
🔹Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon zest. Place the clean, dry blueberries in a large mixing bowl. Add the grated apple, lemon juice and sugar/cornstarch mixture. Gently toss the blueberries to combine or use a rubber spatula and gently turn to coat.
🔹Set aside until the berries start to release their juices – 20-30 minutes, while preparing the topping.
◾Prepare the topping:
🔹In the bowl of the food processor, combine the flour, brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar. Pulse until combined. Remove to a small mixing bowl and using the back of a large spoon, press some of the topping together to form large chunks. Refrigerate until ready to use.
🔹To assemble the pie, pour the blueberry mixture into the blind baked pie crust. Top with the crumble mixture spreading evenly.
🔹Bake on the foil lined baking sheet at 375 degrees for 1 hour. After 30 minutes, cover the pie with foil if starts to brown too quickly.
🔹Once the filling bubbles and the pie is golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
🔹Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
🔹The apple helps thicken the filling so it stays together when sliced.
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