Hey, welcome back to Summer Food Memories, a series we're doing in collaboration with Yahoo Food. We asked five interesting people to help us say goodbye to summer with some culinary nostalgia. We're developing recipes loosely inspired by their essays.
We relived summer camp with novelist Emma Straub's burger for lapsed vegetarians, ate soup for breakfast with chef Christian Puglisi, and mashed up the memories of Jon Shook and Vinny Detolo for cripsy potatoes with corn and malt vinegar.
For our final installment, actress Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex) harkens back to her Michigan childhood and picking blueberries she'd pay for by the pound. Her grandmother then cooked them—and any other fruit at the ready—into pies "that were like her calling card."
Read on for the whole story, then hurry back to get a piece of the pie.
Blueberry Crumb PieRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 pie
Prep Time: 40 minutes, plus chilling time
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, plus chilling time