Apple-Blackberry Pie

Since you can use frozen berries, this apple and blackberry crumble can be made any season of the year. Serve warm and top each slice of fruit crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple-Blackberry Pie
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
40 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
40 mins
8 wedges


  • 1 recipe Pastry Crust

  • 3 large cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 2 cup fresh blackberries or frozen blackberries, thawed and drained

  • cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 recipe Streusel Topper

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Homemade Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ cup cold water

Streusel Topper

  • cup rolled oats

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • 2 tablespoon chopped toasted pecans


  1. Line a 6-quart oval slow cooker with nonstick pan lining paper. Transfer Pastry Crust to prepared cooker (pastry should extend 2 to 3 inches up the sides). If desired, use a fork to press top of pastry to lining paper.

  2. In a medium bowl toss together the next six ingredients (through cinnamon). Stir in cream. Spoon mixture into crust in cooker. Sprinkle with Streusel Topper.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until filling is bubbly and pastry is golden, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through, if possible. Turn off cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 1 hour. If desired, serve with ice cream.

Homemade Pastry

  1. In a bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour, gradually adding water until dough begins to come together. Gather it into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Streusel Topper

  1. In a bowl combine oats, flour, and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
21g Fat
66g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12.1mg 61%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 215mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 68.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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