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Blueberry crisp is quick and so easy to make. It has a juicy blueberry filling with a crunchy, buttery sweet topping. It is like a blueberry pie but so much better and more accessible. Making blueberry crisp is easy, so I make an extra one and freeze it for later. 

Blueberry crisp topped with vanilla ice cream on a small plate
Blueberry crisp topped with vanilla ice cream

How to Make Blueberry Crisp 

Blueberry crisp is one of the easiest dessert recipes ever. Add your prepared berries to your baking dish, add the crumble topping, and pop it in the oven. That’s it! 

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Blueberry Crisp Ingredients:

Blueberry Crisp ingredients in seperate bowls
Recipe ingredients

Filling:

  • 4 cups of fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons flour (or 1 tablespoon of cornstarch)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (or coconut sugar or Swerve)

Topping:

Topping ingredients in a bowl with a pastry blender
Topping ingredients
  • 1 cup sifted flour (or almond flour)
  • 1/2 cold butter (or coconut oil)
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (or coconut sugar or Swerve)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (optional)

Supplies:

  • Measuring cups and measuring spoons
  • Sifter
  • Baking dish 
  • Pastry blender

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Butter a baking dish (approximately) 8″ by 8″.

Place blueberries in a large bowl, then sprinkle two tablespoons of flour and sugar over the berries—toss blueberries to coat. 

 Prepared fruit mixture in the baking dish
Prepared fruit in the baking dish

Next, blend the sifted flour, butter, salt, sugar, and baking powder with a pastry blender in a large bowl.

Once the mixture is creamy, stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest (optional). 

Place the prepared blueberries in the buttered baking dish and top with the crumble topping. 

Crisp crumble topping on blueberries in the baking dish
Crisp with crumble topping ready for baking

Transfer the baking dish to a preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes. The topping should be golden brown.

Place the baked blueberry crisp on a wire cooling rack for 30 minutes before serving. I like to serve the blueberry crisp while slightly warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Baked blueberry crisp with Golden brown crumb topping
Baked crisp

 

baking dish of blueberry crisp

Can You Make Blueberry Crip with Frozen Blueberries 

You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. However, when using the frozen berry, it makes a less-formed crisp but just as delicious. Therefore, I do not thaw the berries before baking. However, you will want to ensure the filling is boiling before removing it from the oven. 

To make it super easy, you can printout this easy blueberry crisp recipe: 

Blueberry crisp in a dish

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry crisp is quick and so easy to make. It has a juicy blueberry filling topped with a crunchy buttery sweet topping. It is like a blueberry pie without a bottom crust. 
4.73 from 33 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Crisp, Blueberry Crisp Recipe, Blueberry Crumble
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Filling

  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Place blueberries in a large bowl and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of flour and sugar over berries – toss blueberries to coat with flour and sugar.
  • Place the blueberry mixture in a buttered 8" by 8" baking dish.
  • For the crisps topping, cream flour, butter, sugar, salt, and baking powder with a pastry blender. Then stir the vanilla extract into the mixture.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled topping over the blueberry mixture.
  • Place the baking dish in a preheated oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
  • The topping will be golden brown when it is ready.
  • Transfer baked crisp to a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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Notes

Blueberry Crisp Recipe Options

To lower calories in the crisp, you can replace the sugar with Swerve.
You can use coconut sugar instead of refined granulated sugar since coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index table
For coconut oil is an alternative to butter. Both have saturated fat, but coconut oil is a better choice for those who cannot eat animal products. 
You can replace the flour (wheat flour) with almond flour for a gluten-free recipe for the crumble topping. In addition, you can replace the 2 tablespoons of flour in the filling with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. 
You can make fruit crip with a variety of soft fruits. However, if you use apples, be sure to peel them first and slice them very thin. I like to add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in the apple crisp filling too. 
To add some interesting flavor to the crumble topping, you can add a handful of chopped nuts or shredded coconut.
For an oat topping, replace half of the flour with oatmeal. Then blend the oats and flour with the butter, sugar, salt, baking powder. After the flour mixture is creamy, stir in the vanilla extract. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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Blueberry Crisp Recipe Options

You can replace the sugar with Swerve to lower calories in the crisp.

You can use coconut sugar instead of refined granulated sugar since coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index table

Coconut oil is an alternative to butter. Both have saturated fat, but coconut oil is better for those who cannot eat animal products. 

You can replace the flour (wheat flour) with almond flour for a gluten-free recipe for the crumble topping. In addition, you can replace the two tablespoons of flour in the filling with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. 

You can make fruit crip with a variety of soft fruits. However, if you use apples, peel them first and slice them very thin. I also like adding 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the apple crisp filling. 

To add an interesting flavor to the crumble topping, add a handful of chopped nuts or shredded coconut.

For an oat topping, replace half of the flour with oatmeal. Then blend the oats and flour with the butter, sugar, salt, and baking powder. After the flour mixture is creamy, stir in the vanilla extract. 

Can I Freeze the Crisp

You can freeze the crisp unbaked wrapped in plastic wrap and place it in a 2-gallon freezer bag. Then, to bake, allow the crisp to thaw and bake as usual.

More Desserts I Think You’ll Love

This summer, we have enjoyed a ton of juicy sweet blueberries, so I have been busy cooking our favorite blueberry recipes.

This lemon blueberry muffin recipe I have made many times this summer. It’s bursting with juicy blueberries, and the lemon adds a complementing light and refreshing flavor.  

My favorite winter treat is cranberries. So every fall, I ask the produce man at our local grocery store when the first shipment of cranberries will arrive. Then, to my delight, I figured out how to freeze them easily. I also like to make a batch of cranberry muffins and mini loaves of cranberry bread to celebrate fall. 

Another fall favorite is my aunt’s pumpkin cake with brown sugar frosting. This was one of the desserts that she served for Thanksgiving. 

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Michelle Thielen

Monday 15th of July 2024

This was absolutely delicious! If I want to use peaches, how would I alter the recipe?

Brenda

Tuesday 2nd of July 2024

Hi, I have a 12×16 pan. Could I do like 10 cups of blueberries and the topping?

Debra

Tuesday 18th of June 2024

I was wondering..if using frozen berries compromises outcome of topping. Could berries bake a bit before adding the topping? I mean, it's gonna add time to the baking anyway? Maybe 10 minutes? What are your thoughts?

Margie

Thursday 18th of April 2024

There are several problems with the recipe, although it will still taste good as you can’t go wrong with these ingredients.

1. You wrote 1/2 butter. That’s half a cup of butter, isn’t it? 2. You said that the coating should be creamy, but that could only happen if the butter was melted and you didn’t ask us to do so. 3. This is not a crisp. It is a crumble. A crisp has oats in it and a crumble doesn’t.

Debbi Hendrix

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

What an easy but delicious recipe! I can’t quit making it. I usually put a bit of cinnamon on top and chopped pecans.

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