Make this impressive blackberry and blueberry crumble pie by original GBBO winner and expert baker Edd Kimber. Then, also check out our apple crumble, apple pie, plum crumble, blackberry crumble, damson cobbler and more autumn recipes.

Here’s Edd’s insider baking knowledge for this recipe: "I’ve tested this recipe many times, just to make sure it was perfect. Nothing to do with the fact I loved it so much and just wanted to eat it again. It is also one of the easier pie recipes – just a single crust, easy filling and a quick-to-put-together."


  • 1/2 quantity flaky pie dough, (see recipe below)
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • demerara sugar, for sprinkling


  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cardamon
  • 35g caster sugar
  • 35g light brown sugar
  • 75g unsalted butter


  • 375g blueberries, (defrosted if frozen)
  • 375g blackberries, (defrosted if frozen)
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 tbsp cornflour


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  • STEP 2

    Make the pastry following the flaky pie dough recipe here. On a lightly floured worksurface, roll out one of the discs into a circle 2-3mm thick and 5cm wider than the pie tin. Roll the pastry onto the rolling pin and carefully drape into the pie tin, trimming the excess so that there is an overhang of about 2.5cm. Roll up the overhang into a sausage sitting around the pie plate and, using the thumb and forefinger of one hand and the forefinger of the other, crimp the pie every 5cm, and chill until the pastry is firm. Prick the base all over with a fork, line with a crumpled sheet of baking paper and fill with baking beans or rice. Brush the crimped edge of the pie with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a little demerara sugar. Bake for 20 minutes before removing the baking beans and baking for a further 10 minutes until the base is turning a light golden brown. Brush the inside of the pie with more beaten egg, coating the entire base, and bake for another 2 minutes. This helps prevent a soggy base with wet fillings.

  • STEP 3

    To make the crumble, mix together the flour, cardamom and sugars. Add the butter and rub together until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Put the crumble mixture in the fridge until needed.

  • STEP 4

    For the filling, add all the ingredients to a bowl and toss together. Pour into the blind-baked pie case and scatter over the crumble mixture. Put the pie onto a baking tray and into the oven. Reduce the temperature to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and bake for 60 minutes or until the crumble and pastry are golden and the filling is bubbling. If the pastry edge starts to brown too much before the filling is cooked, cover with foil. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before serving.


Three photos of Edd Kimber, his One Tin Bakes book and a brownie in a tin
Edd KimberBaking columnist

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