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Friday, July 18, 2008

Blueberry Pie with Almond Crumble Topping

I prepared this pie last week and it was delicious. It was also very easy since I cheated and used a frozen pie crust and frozen blueberries. The recipe called for using wild blueberries, fresh or frozen, so I opted for frozen. The crumble topping is amazing and very simple. The original recipe came from the Bon Appetit. Serve this with some premium vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Pie with Almond Crumble Topping

1 9-inch deep dish frozen pie crust

3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
32 oz. frozen blueberries (do not thaw)
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
4 oz. marzipan, broken into 1/3 inch pieces
1/4 chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 tsp. salt

Thaw pie crust.
Whisk sugar and cornstarch in heavy medium saucepan to blend. Stir in berries and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until mixture bubbles and thickens, frequently stirring gently, about 13 minutes. Chill until cool, about 1 hour.
Combine flour, marzipan, butter and salt in food processor. Blend until mixture begins to clump together. Transfer to a bowl; chill 30 minutes.
Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Spread pie filling into unbaked crust. Sprinkle topping evenly over. Place on rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown and bubbly, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.


Anonymous said...

Where do you buy the marzipan in KC?

Michael Tosatto said...

You can buy marzipan at Hy-Vee. If you can't find it, look for almond paste. I have bought it at Super Target and World Market.

Anonymous said...

I finally found it at Henhouse. Sunfresh had none and World mkt only had chocalate covered, the space on their shelf for the baking kind was empty. I am going to make this pie for a family get together this weekend and serve with homemade vanilla ice cream.

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Anonymous said...

You should make this for Chris and Aug. I don't do pie...