blueberry crumb pie (and puppies!)

I love blueberries. When I was a kid we used to pick blueberries sweet little cousin, the bilberry and stuff them down our greedy necks. These are called 'Atlantic Blue Blueberries' and they're bigger and juicier than normal. They were also on sale. Win!

There is nothing fancy about this pie, no special tricks or hidden ingredients, just pastry, blueberries, crumble. Perfect.

To make either one 9" pie, or 3 small ones you'll need:

Pastry (you can easily use any pre-made shortcrust pastry for this, or follow this recipe here)

3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/8 cup plain flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt

for the crumble topping:
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup sugar

If you're making your pastry from scratch, be sure to refrigerate it for an hour before you start making this. Once it's ready, roll out the pastry and press it into your choice of dish. I love these little non-stick fluted pie dishes, the bottom comes off so that you can get the pie out SO easily.

Put the blueberries and all the other ingredients into a bowl and stir around a bit to coat.

Spoon the blueberry mix into the raw pastry shell.

In a bowl, make your crumble mix by rubbing all the ingredients together with your fingertips, then use it to cover the blueberries. Don't worry if you leave little gaps, it'll be ok.

Put onto a baking tray and make a little roof out of foil over the tray so that it doesn't burn. Bake at Gas mark 6/425F/220C for about 25 minutes. Take off the foil and continue to cook until the crumble has browned (probably about 5-10 minutes).

Take out of the oven and try your very very best to leave it to cool. If you cut it while it's still hot there'll be juice everywhere like a purple massacre.

Guess who couldn't wait?

I'm going back to Wales tomorrow! 8 hour bus ride, not so fun. But when I get there I've got a date with these guys.


celine said...

I am torn! do I want to pet the puppies more than I want pie?
oh! look! there's pie in pupPIEs! I can have both!

Mihl said...

How cute (both pie and puppies)!

Kristie said...

That looks so, so good!
Have a safe trip!!!

Sarah (GF vegan) said...

I want one!!! Of the pies... Who am I kidding, I want one of the puppies! Say hello to the land of my fathers for me :)

carly said...

pup pups!

blueberry crumb pie is killing me.
looks so good. when i get my oven back i will make in celebration.

amandasdomestic said...

Completly salivating over that pie! I haven't had a blueberry pie in agesss and that looks heavenly!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Cutest date EVER! I know you are going to have the best time with those little cuties.

I love blueberries, too. They are always in competition with strawberries for being my favorite berry.

But I've never made blueberry pie! How can that be possible? I don't know, but it is going to change because this recipe looks soooo scrumptious!

alex said...

Puppies and pie? I don't know which to drool over first.

Deer Prudence said...

Mmmmm blueberies, yummy!
Love this so easy blue-crumble-tart!
Well done!
Hope i'll find some at the market today (and hope is really a tiny word, cause it's SO difficult to find fresh blueberries, sadly).
Take care,


Tess said...

Pie pie pie!

I really do love very simple recipes, so thanks for this one. Some ingredients are just born to go together and need nothing else (like fruit, sugar, and flour!)

Amanda said...

oh my gosh, that looks amazing!!! i think i'm for sure going to try this one!! i think i'm going to grow my own berries too! (...ya...a little late this year for that...but oh well).

And the puppies!? so cute!!

i-zilla said...

i love how you just randomly throw the puppies in there in the end. normally i'm not big on bluberries, but that looks amazing!

aDeLiNe said...

Puppies + Pie = Ppppppplove!

Naomi Rose said...

You are ALL my faves! I <3 you alllll! xx

Fran said...


I have just found your website, which is fantastic!! I was searching for something to make for a friend of mine who is lactose allergic, so your cakey recipes are just the thing!

I made your basic peanut brownies this afternoon, but they didn't turn out anything like your picture. The mix was very crumby - like when you make pastry or crumble topping, and has baked very solid in the middle, whilst the top is still crumbly!

I checked and re-checked the recipe before I put it in the oven, but didn't miss anything out! Am I doing something wrong? It just felt like there was very little liquid in the mix!

Fairly new to vegan baking so it might be that I just don't have the knack!!

Many thanks

Naomi Rose said...

Hi Fran! I'm so sorry about that, I just don't understand it. I'm going to re-test the recipe and see if I missed anything out, send me an email at so I can fill you in once I figure it out! xx

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Fantastic. Delish pictures, as always, and now I want a pile of puppies to go along with my two bad cats!!!

P.S. My capcha word is 'slywoot.' Just thought that was rather humorous.


I want!!!
My oven has decided to blow at the worst time possible...boooooooo
Those puppies are too cute!

:LaJaguarCocinera: said...
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:LaJaguarCocinera: said...

Sweetie!!! *-*
I'm a HUGE fan of yours, from Brazil! ^^
Yesterday I've decided to make some macaroons of yours and they came OUTSTANDING!!!!
I came here to thank you and let you know that I've posted some photos at my blog, if you don't mind ;)
Mine are not even as beautiful than yours, but, i've tried ;)
xoxo and keep rocking my vegan food world PLEASE! ! ^^

PS: this pie looks wonderful! To bad here in Brazil we don't have affordable blueberries... And those puppies are so CUTE I almost wanna biiiite theeeemmmm! *-*

:LaJaguarCocinera: said...

So it made me TWICE as happy! *-*
xoxo sweeeeetheart!♥♥♥
PS.: I'm baking these this week, because I've managed to find some almost affordable bluberries!! *WIN*

ana b. said...

SHUT UP! Blueberries and puppies?! SHUDDUP.

Aya Smith said...

Beautiful photography on these pie shots, it makes it seem absolutely delicious and inviting! :D

Aya ♥

wifemomandmore said...

I made this on Saturday and it is gone today. It was so good! Thanks for the recipe!

aixxx said...

Oh my gosh, the pie...and the puppies...and the pie...ahh!

Sweet @ Adventures in Veg said...

Nothing tastes as good as puppies feel! Oh, wait ;)
Another nommy recipe, delish xx

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