Blueberry Crisp ... dee-lish

July 30, 2023
Enjoy the flavors of fresh blueberry pie without the fuss of a crust ... make easy-as-can-be Blueberry Crisp instead! With its fresh blueberry filling and brown sugar-oats topping, this is one tasty blueberry dessert that's sure to please.

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Love blueberry pie but don't love to fuss with making a crust? Well, we may just have a new blueberry favorite here for you! Because blueberry pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and I may just love this fresh Blueberry Crisp even more.

Loaded with fresh blueberries topped with a brown sugar and oats crumble, Blueberry Crisp delivers up fabulous flavor. The topping's brown sugar and little hint of nutmeg and cinnamon beautifully compliment the juicy baked berries below, making this one very tasty blueberry dessert that's sure to please.

And another plus for this Blueberry Crisp recipe? -- It's so super quick and easy to make.  

With blueberry crisp, you pretty much just toss ingredients together, dump them in a pan, and bake. No pie crust to roll out and carefully lay in a pan. No crust edges to crimp just perfectly. Nope. -- Simply sprinkle a little brown-sugar-and-oats topping on the easy blueberry filling, and you're good to go. -- It's as easy as can be.

Loaded with fresh blueberries topped with a brown sugar and oats crumble, Blueberry Crisp delivers up fabulous flavor in every bite.

Now when I was first working on this recipe, I did try two different blueberry filling versions - one with red wine in with the blueberries, and one without.

I was so sure the blueberry crisp with wine would be better, but this was one time adding wine was not a plus. In my side-by-side taste comparison, the without-wine version won hands-down. -- It wasn't even remotely close. I then had my husband do a blind testing as well, to the same result. -- The "not wine" blueberry crisp won, no question.

I had thought wine with the blueberries would be so good, but was certainly wrong. Perhaps blueberries and wine in a different type of blueberry dessert would be good. -- I may have to keep tinkering with the thought.

But rest assured, this non-wine Blueberry Crisp is a delicious keeper for sure!

Fresh Blueberry Crisp in Pan Image

What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Fabulous flavor - Loaded with fresh blueberries topped with a brown sugar and oats crumble, Blueberry Crisp delivers up fabulous flavor in every bite.
  • Super easy to make - Simply toss ingredients together, dump in to a pan, and bake. That's pretty much all it takes to make this delicious blueberry dessert.
  • No fuss of a crust - Enjoy the fabulous flavors of blueberry pie without the fuss of a crust!
  • Family favorite - This is one tasty family-friendly dessert that's sure to please.

Blueberry Crisp Ingredients:

Fresh Blueberry Crisp is made up of two components -- 1. The blueberry filling, and 2. the brown sugar and oats-based crisp topping.

For the blueberry filling, you'll need:
  • Blueberries - The star of the show! Fresh blueberries are best, however thawed frozen blueberries can be substituted.

  • Cornstarch - Thickens the juice released from the blueberries as they bake, creating a nicely-textured filling that's not too thin and runny.

  • Granulated sugar - Sweetens the filling.

  • Lemon juice - Brightens and enhances the flavor of the blueberry filling. Use fresh lemon juice, rather than bottled, for the best flavor result.

Blueberry Crisp Filling Ingredients Image

For the crisp topping, you'll need:
  • Old-fashioned oats - Brings texture to the topping. We do not recommend substituting quick oats, as they won't bring the same "chew" and textural element as old-fashioned oats.

  • All-purpose flour - Adds "bulk" to the topping and helps create its characteristic crumb feel. Whole wheat flour can be substituted for all-purpose, if you prefer.

  • Brown sugar - Sweetens the crumb topping, and adds a nice richness to the flavor.

  • Butter - Brings the topping together and helps create its characteristic lumpy crumbs.

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How to Make Blueberry Crisp:

With a simple blueberry filling and crisp topping, this tasty crisp is super easy to make.  

First, mix up the blueberry filling. Place some fresh blueberries in a large bowl, and toss them in a mixture of cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then add a little lemon juice and water, and toss everything together again. Spoon the blueberry mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Mix up a simple oats and brown sugar topping with old-fashioned oats, flour, brown sugar, a bit of cinnamon, and melted butter. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the blueberry mixture.

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Pop the pan in the oven and bake the blueberry crisp until the blueberries are bubbling pretty vigorously around the edges and the topping is golden brown, which will take about 45 minutes or so.

Baked Fresh Blueberry Crisp in Pan Image

And then get ready to dig into the blueberry crisp deliciousness!

Enjoy a big scoop of tasty Blueberry Crisp with a dollop of whipped cream -- or not. Because believe me, this easy crisp is dee-lish either way.

You might also like these other tasty fruit desserts:

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Yield: 8-10 Servings

Blueberry Crisp

Enjoy the flavors of fresh blueberry pie without the fuss of a crust ... make easy-as-can-be Blueberry Crisp instead!
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 60 M


For the filling:
  • 4 c. fresh blueberries (thawed frozen blueberries may be substituted)
  • 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
For the topping:


How to make Blueberry Crisp

  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 for 45 minutes or until berries are bubbling vigorously along the edges and topping is golden brown.
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Fresh Blueberry Crisp ~ With this easy-as-can-be Blueberry Crisp, enjoy the flavors of fresh blueberry pie without the fuss of a crust! A perfectly simple & tasty dessert for enjoying those beautiful fresh berries.

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  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 :)

  9. I have only tried variations of apple crisp. Good idea to try something new :)

  10. Brought this to a dinner party, and topped with vanilla ice cream. Huge hit. My brother went back for a third helping.

  11. Awesome crisp! So easy to make, too! I added nuts to the topping and it turned out delicious. Thank you.

  12. mmmmm so beautiful--pinned and shared!

  13. Blueberries are a real favourite of mine, and I love the topping on this crisp. It's got oatmeal so it's good for me, right ;-) Seriously though, I love the flavour and texture of oatmeal in crisp toppings. Pinning and sharing. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Tracey. Hope to 'see' you again this week. Have a wonderful week!

  14. Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy! Pinned!!

  15. Another great recipe! I wonder what I missed in my life!

  16. This is what I call spoon food, I love eating with a spoon it means I can get the maximum food and sauce in my mouth in one go!
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  17. Just tried this recipe last night - SO addictive! I definitely ate way more than I should. Would totally recommend!

  18. Question: If using frozen blueberries, do you add less water? Do you thaw the blueberries and drain or do you bake with the berries frozen and perhaps more time in the oven?

  19. This would be perfect with so many different fruits! I love a fruit crisp...looks delicious!

    1. Tammy thank you for your comment. We hope you enjoy and let us know if you try other fruits!

  20. My husband asks for blueberry pie for his birthday every year. I now have to be on a gluten free diet, and gf pie crusts are a pain to make. I made this recipe and he loved it! I did a shortcut and used a can of blueberry pie filling and 2.5 cups of fresh blueberries, and gf flour. It was sooo good! This recipe is a keeper!

    1. Thank you for sharing your teaks with the readers. Part of the fun of cooking is personalizing recipes.


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