oatmeal and fruit in white bowls

Fresh Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Sweet & tart Fresh Blueberry Crisp with homemade streusel topping is so delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! And it's so simple to prepare, even the kids can make it!

Sweet & tart Fresh Blueberry Crisp with homemade streusel topping is so delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! And it’s so simple to prepare, even the kids can make it!


You can get me to eat blueberries… but only if each bite is perfectly proportioned with vanilla ice cream AND the blueberries are topped with a sweet, crunchy streusel and baked for a bit in a Fresh Blueberry Crisp. Otherwise, forget about it. I’m just not a berry fan. I used to roll them around in my mouth when I was 4, but once the skin was pierced, I was done and I never gave them a second thought. (That’s why I was always more of a Chocolate Silk Pie kinda gal in the summer.)

A few years ago, I was convicted of setting a good example for my children and decided to try or re-try new foods more frequently. I had to put my money where my mouth was because that very night I had popped this dessert in the oven. It was alright though, after all, I’m a big girl and I can handle just one bite of something to prove a point. (Is that being a big girl? Or is it being stubborn?)

Sweet & tart Fresh Blueberry Crisp with homemade streusel topping is so delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! And it's so simple to prepare, even the kids can make it!

It was a pleasant surprise when I kept wanting to try “just one more bite.” Before I knew it, dessert was gone and I wondered if this meant that I was now a blueberry fan. It didn’t. Just yesterday morning, for example, I made muffins with blueberries and Ben loved eating the rest of mine. But I do try new foods more frequently and I do love this recipe especially after our annual blueberry picking outing.

Or if they’re wild blueberries. I’ll eat those all the livelong day! They are so much sweeter than their cultivated counterparts. I imagine, like with a lot of things, once I start pouring my blood, sweat, and tears into growing my own blueberries, they’ll sweeten up nicely. (Those 3 are the secret ingredients in any homegrown food that makes it all taste infinitely superior to anything you’ll buy elsewhere.)

One of the wonderful things about this Blueberry Crisp recipe (besides its ability to reform a blueberry-hater) is how simple it is to prepare. So simple in fact, the kids can make it! I love watching them experience that sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when they serve dessert! Who doesn’t love loving on their friends & family with food?

Sweet & tart Fresh Blueberry Crisp with homemade streusel topping is so delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! And it's so simple to prepare, even the kids can make it!

Fresh Blueberry Crisp

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oatmeal and fruit in white bowls

Fresh Blueberry Crisp

Sweet & tart blueberry crisp with homemade streusel topping is so delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, room temperature, cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Grease an 8X8 (1 1/2 qt.) baking dish and then evenly fill with berries. I have used ramekins too.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and and using your hands, mix together until well combined.
  4. Sprinkle over the blueberries and bake for 30 minutes. Wipe the sweat from your brow, because boy wasn’t that soooo hard?
  5. Cool enough to serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
  • Author: Reformation Acres

Recipe Credit:  Betty Crocker Cookbook

Enjoy!

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16 Comments

  1. We jsut made fruit crisps at cooking class. I always have blueberries in my fridge when they are in season and are reasonably priced. Your photos are adorable:)
    Joyce

  2. I like to keep a stash of blueberries in the freezer at all times… this is a great way to use them up. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. This is a great classic. Gotta love Betty. I understand about not liking blueberries. My youngest daughter wants to like them and has tried them many times but really isn’t a fan. I usually mix them with other things (Gingered Crisp on my blog where I mixed pears and blueberries) so that they are more to her liking. Beautiful pictures!

  4. Hossier Homemade,

    You want to hear something weird? I love watermelon, but am allergic to it! Makes my gums and tongue slightly swell up and start to itch… but I eat it anyway if my guinea pigs try a bite first and tell me that it’s really good.

  5. This recipe sounds great! I can’t believe you didn’t like blueberries. I don’t like watermelon, and I guess that’s kinda weird.
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

  6. Love the pictures of the children!! Also, can’t go wrong with Betty! Thanks.

  7. That recipe looks great. The Betty Crocker cookbook continues to be one of my favorites.

  8. More power to all these blueberry lovers, but I am right there with you. I have had to be a “big girl” and set a better example for my kids to at least try new things. I did discover recently that I like the little blueberry/strawberry/vanilla yogurt parfait at McDonald’s, so it must be the yogurt and berry combo that works for me. Overall I do not get a thrill for berries; however, this dessert does look yummy!!

  9. I posted a blueberry cheesecake recipe on my blog this week. I made it to take to a Growth Group dinner so I wouldn’t eat any since I too am not a huge blueberry fan. Well, I tried it and the blueberries bursting in your mouth in this cheesecake is scrumptious!