March 14, 2011

Blueberry Crisp ... dee-lish

Enjoy the flavors of fresh blueberry pie without the fuss of a crust ... make easy-as-can-be Blueberry Crisp instead!

Blueberry Crisp

I may just have a new favorite fruit dessert!  I don't know why I didn't think of this before.  Apple crisp? ...  Make it all the time.  Pear crisp? ... Yes, with walnuts.  It's divine!  But blueberry crisp?  Didn't think of that until now.  

And now that I've tried it, I'm hooked.  

I think I even like it better than blueberry pie.  Which is saying a lot.  Because blueberry pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts!  And another plus for this recipe? - it's so quick and easy.  No pie crust to roll out and crimp just perfectly.  Nope.  Simply sprinkle a little brown-sugar-and-oats topping on the blueberry filling instead.  Easy as can be.

I tried two different versions of this blueberry crisp - one with red wine, and one without.  I was so sure the blueberry crisp with wine would be better, but this was one time that adding wine was not a plus.  In my side-by-side taste comparison, the without-wine version won hands-down.  Not even a contest.

I then had my husband Mark do a blind testing ... same result - the "not wine" blueberry crisp won.  No question.

And I thought wine with the blueberries would be so good.  Perhaps a different kind of wine ... or perhaps red wine and blueberries in a different type of blueberry dessert.  I may have to keep tinkering.

Until I tinker my way to a new blueberry-wine creation, enjoy this non-wine blueberry crisp!

First mix up a simple blueberry filling.  Then toss together the topping and sprinkle it over the blueberry mixture.

Blueberry Crisp

Bake it all up until the blueberries are bubbling pretty vigorously all around the edges and the topping is golden brown.

Blueberry Crisp

And then get ready to dig into blueberry crisp deliciousness!

Blueberry Crisp

Enjoy a big scoop with a dollop of whipped cream ... or not.  Believe me, it's dee-lish either way!

Blueberry Crisp
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Blueberry Crisp
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Prepare filling:
  • 4 c. blueberries {fresh or frozen}
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Prepare topping:
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour {or whole wheat flour}
  • 1 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  1. Place blueberries in a large bowl, set aside. Whisk together cornstarch, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over berries and toss together. Add lemon juice and water; toss together.
  2. Place in a 9x13” baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. Add melted butter and toss until well combined. Sprinkle topping evenly over blueberries.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until berries are bubbling vigorously along the edges and topping is golden brown.

Please enjoy these other scrumptious berry desserts from The Kitchen is My Playground ...


  1. I love a good blueberry crisp and this one looks great!

  2. Tracey,
    What a beautiful Blueberry Crisp, we will just love this recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Tracey,I'm new follower visiting from OTMM..this looks so good,and I know it was...I love blueberries crisp!

  4. Tracey, I LOVE crisps and this one sounds soooo good! I made a mixed berry crisp the other day and we gobbled it down.

  5. Oh gosh Tracey, another wonderful recipe. Thanks for being a very very faithful OTMM participant!!!

  6. Lovely berry dish. Berries and currants are this week's subject for Food on Friday. Would you be happy to link this in? We are looking to create a fantastic collection of berry dishes. This is the link . I found you in the On the Menu Monday party.

  7. Looks delicious! And I had never even thought to try the wine but based on what you said I won't be trying it.

  8. I might make this tonight for my dinner guests! I needed a quick and easy berry dessert to make :)


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