Monday, December 16, 2013

Streusel-Topped Pies – 2 recipes! by Donna Fasano

As Christmas draw nears, baking ramps up in many kitchens. Today USA Bestselling Author Donna Fasano shares with us two streusel-topped pie recipes!

Blueberry Pie

1 9-inch deep dish pie shell, unbaked

5 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter


3 teaspoons butter, softened
⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
⅓ cup flour

To assemble:

Sprinkle blueberries with lemon juice. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir well to combine. Cut better into tiny bits. Combine sugar/flour mixture and butter with the berries. Pour into pie shell.

To make streusel:

Add softened butter to a bowl. Using a fork, stir in brown sugar and flour until it looks like crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over blueberries.

Place pie on an aluminum covered baking sheet (to avoid overflow mess in the oven) and bake in a 400 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until the berries are bubbly and the topping is golden.

Apple Cranberry Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie

1 9-inch deep dish pie shell, unbaked

2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel Topping

4 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup pecan pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon

To assemble:

In a bowl, stir to combine the sweetened condensed milk, eggs, water, and cinnamon. Add cranberries and stir. Pour into the pie shell. Arrange the apple slices on top.

Make the streusel:

Combine all ingredients with a fork until mixture resembles crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Place on an aluminum covered baking sheet (to avoid overflow mess in the oven) and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn oven down to 350 degrees and back for another 30 minutes.

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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written of over 30 novels that have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide. You can find her on the internet: at her blog, and on Facebook, and on Twitter. She loves to hear from her readers. Her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Sony, and Apple iBooks.


  1. Oh wow! Those look and sound so delicious! I'm especially eager to try the apple cranberry one. Very festive. Thanks for sharing, Donna. :)

  2. Donna, you had me at "pie"! And what better way to warm up the house on these chillier days?

  3. Yummy! I never thought to use condensed milk - it sounds wonderful!

  4. Look good - love the idea of the streusel topping. We're doing apple crumble for Christmas desert this year, so making it with a streusel topping might be the way to go.

  5. Both pies look yummy. I wish I was a baker. I can't decide if I prefer blueberry or apple and cranberry.