Blackberry Crumb Pie

Single Crust:
1 1/2 c. AP flour

6 oz. cold, unsalted butter

1/8 c. sugar

1/2 t. salt

1/8 c. ice water

Crumb together the the dry ingredients with the butter until the mixture resembles wet sand. “Glue” the dough together with the ice water. Do Not Over-Work. Refrigerate for at least one hour, not more than 3 days, tightly wrapped.

Crumb Topping:
¾ c. flour
¾ c. brown sugar
½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. salt
4 oz. unsalted butter
Combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter to a crumbly texture. Refrigerate.

6 c. fresh blackberries
½ t. salt
2 oz. unsalted butter
½ c. brown sugar (sweet berries) OR 2/3 c. brown sugar (tart berries)
1 vanilla bean, split & scraped
2 T. cornstarch
½ t. orange blossom water
Toss berries in a bowl with the cornstarch.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and allow the butter to brown (look for lots of little brown specks). Add the brown sugar, salt and vanilla bean. Simmer for one minute. Add the butter mixture and orange flower water to the berries and gently mix.
Roll the dough, place in a 9 inch pie dish, and crimp edges. Blind bake the crust for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

Remove the weights and fill with the prepared berries.

Top with the crumble topping and bake for 50 minutes.



  1. mine did not look at all like this! that is Gorgeous

  2. What a groovy looking crust! That is a show-stopper!


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