Worthy Recipe: Apple Berry Crumble Pie{35}

Apple Berry Crumble PieIf forced to choose one dessert for the rest of my life, chances are I would respond with pie, and if I sensed leniency and wiggle room for negotiation, I’d insist on pie and ice cream. Sure, each can stand on its own merits, but when paired on the plate, there’s no finer dessert to be served (at least in my humble-pie-eating world).

While I make no secret of my pie pandering and tart worship, I must apologize for going so long without sharing a worthy pie recipe for you to breeze through and serve up. And now that the last of my apples are days away from a mushy end, I shall send them off in style as filling in one of my favorite pies: the apple blackberry sour cream crumble. And dare I say, it’s a pie so good you could forgo the a la mode option.pie dough apple and blackeberries rolling pinNaked pie: sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy, wrapped in buttery crust

RECIPE: Apple Berry Crumble Pie



  • pastry dough for single crust pie
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 apples cored, sliced and peeled (optional)
  • 1 cup blackberries

Crumble Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • grate of nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon

Preparation: Filling & assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Line one nine-inch pie plate with dough, should overhang an inch or more
  3. Tuck dough under rim and crimp
  4. Mix all filling (custard) ingredients but apples and berries
  5. Mix fruit together in separate bowl
  6. Pour custard mixture over fruit and mix gently
  7. Spoon mixture in to pie shell, and top with enough custard to leave half inch space below crimping.


  1. Place pie in oven, bake for 15 minutes
  2. Make crumble topping: mix together all ingredients
  3. After 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees
  4. And add crumble mixture evenly across the top of the pie
  5. Bake for about 35-45 minutes until firm
  6. Let cool to lightly warm or room temperature and serve.
  7. Refrigerate (if any is left)

The custard mixes with the juices to create a creamy sweet fruit filling.

slice of apple blackberry sour cream crumble pieWell, maybe a little scoop of ice cream wouldn’t hurt.

Bon appetit!

The recipe is amazing with peaches, too. Just swap out the apples and berries for your favorite fruit.

The recipe is amazing with peaches, too. Just swap out the apples and berries for the peaches or fruit of your choice.