Pie season is here and this year I wanted to take some of my favorite fall and spring classics and merge them into one tasty pie worthy of celebrating this fall season. I take pears, blueberries, along with apples, for a delightful Apple Pear Blueberry Pie with a decorative leaf crust.
It’s without saying, apple pie is about as classic as you can get. Perfect for the summer celebrating the 4th, as well as the fall. My husband loves apple pie! In fact, he enjoys it so much I created his favorite apple crumb pie into an ice cream. Check out the recipe here.
However, unlike a traditional apple pie, pears and blueberries get the starring role here. Apples are added as a sidekick for a slight crunch for texture making this pear, apple, blueberry combination wonderful.
Delightfully, apples and pears go so well together, they are different and similar all in one. I love the texture of a ripe pear and they beautifully contrast with the crisp apple. They truly seem to go together so well in many regards.
One of my favorite pies is blueberry. Hands down, I just love the thick syrupy sauce it creates when it bakes. I’m reminded of eating one of those fried pies you can buy in the supermarket or find in a Amish Bakery. Sweet dreams doesn’t even describe it. Gosh, they are so good!
On the way to visit my daughter when she attended The University of Virginia, I would stop off at this amazing Amish bakery/store (mentioned above) right off my route. The Old Country Store and Bakery, in Culpeper, VA. Always, was it full of a variety of fried pies and other Amish bakes. Lined up by the check out register is a huge assortment of fried pies and there is no way you can miss them! I’m glad they thought of that because I never missed the chance to buy them!
Blueberry was always the go-to pie I would get, occasionally apple but blueberry always stole the show with me. Regardless, perfect snack during a UVA football game. Admittingly, sometimes it never made it to the game due to my lack of restraint!
With my love of blueberries, they are added here for a wonderful contrast in color and for a shout out to my favorite spring pie. Now, showcasing in this yummy pear, apple, blueberry version.
Tools and Techniques
Small Tart Pan
Tart Pan: Instead of a traditional pie plate/pan, I like using this smaller version of a 7″ tart pan. It makes for a smaller pie perfect to serve for 2-4 people.
Small Fall Cutters: Unlike using a traditional top pie crust or even a crumb topping, I like cutting out leftover pie crust with these cute miniature cutters and form a design on the top of the pie. This showcases the beautiful color of the blueberries and gives it a real rustic look.