Blueberry Crisp

by Alice Currah on August 6, 2012

Last week the kids and I went blueberry picking along with their cousins. After spending forty-five minutes picking berries as if it were an Olympic sport, we left the farm with honey sticks and large bags of blueberries.

With visiting family staying with us this week, Abigail wanted to surprise them with a homemade blueberry pie. Selfishly though, I convinced her into making a blueberry crisp instead. I don’t know why but I’ve always preferred berry crisps over pie. Perhaps it’s the top layer of crunchy oat topping which complements the sweetened cooked fruit underneath. Truthfully though, at the time we were discussing which one to make, my strong preference for crisp and my lack of enthusiasm for pie, was the only justification I needed to sway Abbi.

The end result was AMAZING. Please make this crisp. Soon. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

For anyone who has been following my health saga, I’ll talk about it more later this week. Things are improving, thank goodness. But for right now, I will leave you with this recipe for homemade blueberry crisp. Enjoy!

PS: The recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream is coming tomorrow.  No eggs needed and only a few ingredients required!

Blueberry Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
A simple and delicious summer dessert.
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups blueberries
  • Juice from one lemon
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed in ½-inch squares
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Vanilla ice cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and flour.
  4. Add the blueberries and lemon juice and gently toss with the sugar. Transfer the blueberries to the prepared baking dish.
  5. In a food processor, add the flour, brown sugar, and butter and pulse the ingredients until it resembles coarse meal. If you don’t have a food processor, work the mixture with your fingers by rubbing the ingredients between your thumb, fingers.
  6. Place the mixture in a large sealable plastic bag. Add the oats, cinnamon, and salt.
  7. Mix all the ingredients by sealing the bag and shaking it for a few seconds.
  8. Evenly sprinkle the mixture over the berries.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes or until the topping is slightly brown. Serve the crisp hot or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Ruthy T. (@DiscoveryStreet) August 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

i want this right now!!! i’m so excited to try this as we planted blueberry bushes in our backyard this summer that are producing!!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

This looks so awesome! I haven’t made a blueberry crisp before, but now I simply MUST!


antique engagement rings August 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

This looks fantastic……!


Gena@BakeAllTheThings! August 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I have a TON of blackberries right now, I’ll try it with them!


JulieD August 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Going to try these soon! And I hope you’re okay! xo


Edith August 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Yum!! There is something so comforting about a fruit crisp, simple yet incredibly delicious :)


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Mmmmm I want this right now!!


Ann P. August 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I have a huge package of blueberries from Costco that need to find their home in a cobbler just like this one! And then the whole thing can find its home in my belly. I think that would be sweet. Literally and figuratively. :)


Minnie(@thelady8home) August 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

Wow!!! That looks and sounds stunning. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.


baker in disguise August 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

ohh the colour of blueberries.. love it.. wish we got them easily in india!! waiting for the eggless vanilla ice cream recipe!!


April August 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Just gorgeous! I think blueberry crisp is by far the most beautiful of the “crisps”!


Joey August 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

I made this last night and OMG! Soooo delicious!!! A must for any blueberry lover… but several other fruits would work well too! anxious to try peaches or apples!


Stuart August 8, 2012 at 5:19 am

Oh my god that looks amazing. That looks like the kind of pudding I’d make, then tell everyone it burnt in the oven so I got to eat it all to myself.


Michelle Twin Mum August 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Ohh yum, looks fab but it what I would call a Crumble over here in the UK. Just stopping by to say hi from #ONEMums.

Mich x


Ruth Sadri May 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I decided this would be much easier than a Blueberry Pie, Not only was this easier, It was Delicious! also a desert you’d be proud to serve for company! Thanks for making my life a little easier!


Alice Currah May 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Glad you liked it Ruth!


Wilnette Long July 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

Hello I made this Crisp last weekend with my granddaughter and my family loved it! Can I use the same base recipe with peaches? If so How many pounds and do I need to peel peaches? Please let me know of any adjustments. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!



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