Black-and-Blue Pie with Brown Sugar Crumb

This Black-and-Blue Pie with Brown Sugar Crumb is a delightful dessert that combines the flavors of blackberries and blueberries in a buttery pie crust, topped with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar crumb topping.

This recipe is perfect for showcasing summer berries and makes a beautiful addition to any dessert table.

Follow these steps to create a delicious pie that will impress your friends and family!


For the Pie Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Brown Sugar Crumb Topping:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 pre-made or homemade pie crust (9-inch), unbaked


  • 9-inch pie dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Pastry blender or fork
  • Whisk


Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prepare the Pie Crust:

Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish, crimping the edges as desired. Set aside.

Make the Pie Filling:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the blackberries, blueberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and salt. Gently toss until the berries are coated evenly.

Fill the Pie Crust:

Pour the berry filling into the prepared pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

Make the Brown Sugar Crumb Topping:

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar.

Pour the melted butter over the flour-sugar mixture and mix with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly.

Top the Pie with Crumb Mixture:

Sprinkle the brown sugar crumb topping evenly over the berry filling in the pie crust.

Bake the Pie:

Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and transfer it to the preheated oven.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

Cool and Serve:

Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.

Slice and serve the Black-and-Blue Pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Tips and Variations:

If using frozen berries, be sure to thaw and drain them well before using in the filling to prevent excess moisture.

Customize the crumb topping by adding a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm, spicy flavor.

This pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Warm slices gently in the microwave before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on portion size and specific ingredients used.

Enjoy Your Black-and-Blue Pie!

Celebrate the flavors of summer with this irresistible Black-and-Blue Pie topped with a sweet brown sugar crumb.

Whether you serve it for a special occasion or a casual gathering, this pie is sure to be a hit.

Enjoy the combination of juicy berries and buttery crumb in every delightful bite!

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