Swedish Blueberry pie is a take on the more traditional Swedish Apple Pie. It is a pie without a crust, topped instead with a thick cake like crumble. This Swedish Blueberry Pie is sweet, but not overly sweet, and rather than a pastry like crust, slices of frozen dough are layered on top of the blueberries and baked. It is best served with vanilla ice cream spooned over the top so that it melts into the thick crunchy topping. And the best part… its super easy.
Blueberries and Swedish Bilberries
This recipe originates from a family friend who would make a Swedish Apple Pie and bring it over for Thanksgivings when my husband was growing up. Rather than using apples, this recipe uses blueberries, making it even easier to throw together.
In Sweden, this blueberry pie is often made with a different kind of berry called bilberry, which looks and tastes similar to blueberries. They grow abundantly in the wild in parts of northern Europe. They are often on public land available for picking.
We love blueberry pie almost as much as apple pie, and this recipe for Swedish Blueberry Pie is the perfect combination of juicy fruit and crunchy crispy cake-like topping. The topping is just about as thick as the blueberry filling, so even though there is not a ton of sugar in the filling, it is nice and sweet.
Easy Filling and Crust
It is also SUPER easy to make. Unlike with an apple pie, you are not peeling or slicing any fruit. To make the filling, just mix the blueberries with some flour, sugar, cinnamon salt. And unlike a traditional pie, you do not need to worry about making a pastry pie crust.
The crust is made by mixing butter, sugar, flour, egg, vanilla and salt all by hand (a mixer is fine) and wrapping it in plastic wrap to freeze. Just roll it all up in plastic, freeze, and later slice the frozen dough. Add the frozen slices right on top of the blueberry filling. No need to thaw. That’s it. You’re all set to bake. Layering on frozen slices of dough makes for a crispier crust.
If you're looking for more pie recipes, try these:
Dutch Apple Crumb Pie: Traditional apple pie with a thick crumb topping and an easy flaky bottom crust.
Key Lime Pie: Simple, sweet and tart key lime pie in a graham cracker crust.
If you make this Swedish Blueberry Pie, I'd love to hear from you and learn how it went. Leave a rating and a comment down below and let me know how it turns out. Your feedback means a lot!
Swedish Blueberry Pie
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- pinch salt
- vanilla ice cream for serving optional
- 6 cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- For the Crust: In a large bowl, add softened butter and sugar and stir to combine.
- Add vanilla extract and eggs and stir to combine. Add in the flour and salt and combine.
- Shape the dough into a log, wrap with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer until hardened, about an hour or overnight. Placing it in the freezer will make for a crispier crust.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- For the Filling: Place the blueberries in a ceramic square baking dish (pie dish works too). Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Take the dough out of the freezer and cut into slices. Layer the slices on top, covering the blueberry filling and overlapping in places if needed.
- Bake in the oven at 350°F for 1 hour or until golden brown on top and the blueberry filling is bubbling.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.