Blueberry Crisp

This Blueberry Crisp is topped with a crunchy oat topping that’s impossible to resist! This fruit crisp is delicious as is, but you could also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Blueberry Crisp in pie dish with serving missing

The BEST Blueberry Crisp Recipe

I love crumble topping anything and when paired with big juicy blueberries, I can’t resist. Even better when it’s a fast, easy, no-mixer, flexible recipe. In fact, I adapted my Raspberry Peach Crisp to create this blueberry crisp recipe, I used used blueberries rather than raspberries and peaches.

The sweet, juicy blueberries contrasted perfectly with the crispy and crumbly oat-based topping. I much prefer this to blueberry pie because there’s no crust to make and roll out. Instead, there’s a crumble topping, which trumps pie crust every day of the week.

I tried to keep it healthier and skipped the whipped cream and ice cream, but no doubt it would be amazing a la mode.

I used fresh blueberries because they’re in season, but I think you could get away with frozen. In the Raspberry Peach Crisp I used frozen berries and baking with frozen fruit is cheaper and available year-round. Just watch the baking time if you opt for frozen because it may change.

Or mix-and-match with other fresh or frozen fruit like strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or nectarines. Aim for a total of 4 cups of fruit.

Blueberry Crisp Ingredients

For this easy berry crisp recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornstarch
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Old-fashioned oats 
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt

Blueberry Crisp in pie dish with bowl of fresh blueberries in the background

How to Make Blueberry Crisp

To make this simple berry crisp, first add the blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch to a bowl and toss gently to combine. 

In a separate large bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, and salt. Using two forks (or a pastry cutter, if you have one), cut the butter into the dry ingredients until small pea-sized clumps form. 

Give the fruit another stir and turn out into a greased pie plate. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the berries, then bake for about 45 to 50 minutes. You’ll know the crisp is done when the juices are bubbling around the edges and the topping is golden brown. 

Serve this easy blueberry crisp with some whipped cream or whipped topping, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Tips for the Best Blueberry Crisp

The most important thing to remember is that you cannot use quick cook or steel cut oats for this recipe. Old-fashioned (or rolled) oats are the only kind of oats that work on top of fruit crisps like this one. The old-fashioned oats crisp up nicely and become golden and chewy in the oven. 

When you first add the oatmeal topping on top of the blueberry layer, it’ll look like you’ve made way too much. The crisp topping actually sinks into the blueberries as the crisp bakes, so it winds up being the perfect amount! 

One last note: when you bake the blueberry crisp, place the pie dish on a cookie sheet. This way, if the filling spills over at all the cookie sheet will catch the mess and it won’t stick to the bottom of your oven! 

Blueberry Crisp - Sweet, juicy blueberries topped with a crispy, crumbly topping! Easy, one bowl, no mixer dessert that's an all-time favorite!! (Never bother with blueberry pie again because this is so much better!)

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Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

This Blueberry Crisp is topped with a crunchy oat topping that's impossible to resist! This fruit crisp is delicious as is, but you could also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold (3/4 of 1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned whole-rolled oats (not quick cook or instant)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • whipped cream, whipped topping, or ice cream, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Tp a large bowl, add the blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and toss gently to combine until all white traces have disappeared; set aside.
  3. To a separate large bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, salt, and using two forks, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until small pea-sized clumps and some sandy bits form; set aside.
  4. Give the fruit another stir and turn out into the prepared dish, scraping out and including any juice that collected in the mixing bowl.
  5. Evenly sprinkle the crumble mixture over the berries. It looks like a lot when sprinkling, but as the crisp bakes, it seeps down into the berries and it turns out to be just the right amount.
  6. Place pie dish on a cookie sheet (insurance is case there’s an overflow in the oven) and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes. If using frozen fruit, baking time may vary. Crisp should be bubbling a bit near the edges of dish and topping should be very lightly golden browned and set.
  7. Place pie dish on a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Optionally serve with whipped cream, whipped topping, or ice cream.
  8. Crisp will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days, noting that the topping may soften as time passes.

Notes

Recipe adapted from my Raspberry Peach Crisp

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 86mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 36g Protein: 3g

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44 comments on “Blueberry Crisp”

  1. Gahh, this could not be more perfect. I am so obsessed with crumble topping too. And with blueberries at the peak of summer, heck yes! Love it Averie. Have a great weekend! 

  2. This is so holiday, Averie! Hope you have a very happy 4th. I’m excited for all the fun food!

  3. I am so with you on the crumble…I love the crunchy topping and I think I would add the vanilla ice cream…just cuz it’s a holiday…Thanks for the great recipe and Happy 4th…

  4. Ohhhh Averies, this looks lovely! I’m with you – I can’t resist a good fruit crisp!!

  5. I am totally the hugest sucker for any fruit crisp with an overload of crumble topping and this is calling my name! I feel that this gorgeous blueberry crisp may be in my future this weekend. Along with that scoop of ice cream you were talking about, because hey! It’s a holiday right?? ;) Pinned!

  6. We’ve had too much rain to finish our landscaping but tomorrow is looking good and we don’t have much left to do….I had those cream cheese lemon cookies on my mind to celebrate completing the project but this blueberry crisp looks fantastic and perfect for the 4th. Might have to flip a coin because something sweet is coming out of my oven this weekend!!!

  7. Just bought 16 pints of blueberries for $.99 & still had some left in the freezer from last year. It’s in the oven! I added a little cinnamon – otherwise followed the recipe.  It fit perfectly into my Pyrex pie pan. I have leftover homemade vanilla ice cream that needed something to go with it. Perfect!

    • I need to shop where you shop! 99 cents for 16 pints?? OMG. I rarely buy fresh berries JUST to bake with them but found a ‘sale’ at Trader Joe’s for like 8.99 for a few pints and thought I was doing good :) And with the cinnamon, and homemade ice cream, I want what you’re having! Hope you’re enjoying it!

  8. This crisp is gorgeous! I love how flexible it is too to add in all sorts of different fruits!

  9. I’ve never met a crisp I dislike. ;) This looks oh so yummy!

  10. The blueberries were $.99/pint – still a good deal. I forgot to add that I subbed whole wheat flour too. This crisp recipe is a keeper – DELICIOUS!

    • Ahhh gotcha re the pricing and yes still a great deal!

      I love it when people make my recipes the day I post them, or within a few days, that is just awesome – thanks! And so glad it’s a keeper, and with W.W. flour, too!

  11. You hit the nail on the head, girl. I love crisps and blueberry sounds like it’s going to be my new favorite. They’re so perfect for summer! 

  12. Happy 4th, Averie! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day. :) This crisp is the best way to celebrate. 

  13. I used up my blueberries just last night making a strawberry blueberry pie, but I’ll have to get more. This looks so delicious and summery!

  14. This is calling my name! I love a good crisp, no matter what the fruit. Happy 4th Averie!

  15. You had me at blueberries. This crisp looks amazing. Happy 4th!

  16. Hi Averie!  

    Once again, another fabulous recipe! I made this yesterday and everyone loved it!  I used blueberries, strawberries, and white nectarines and it was DELICIOUS!  I was going for red, white, and blue but the finished product was, of course, a pretty blend of all the colors.  The crumbly topping seeps into the fruit and all the flavors together are PERFECT!  I’m not kidding, my mouth is watering as I write this.  I will be making this again and again!

    BTW, I’m the person who likes to post comments only after I’ve tried the recipe and this was SO good! 

    • Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad your mix of fruits was great and that you’re going to make it again and again! Thanks for the glowing review!

  17. This is beautiful Averie.  I see your mouth-watering recipes ALL.OVER the internet. I was surprised you didn’t make this a blueberry/peach combo.  That’s one of my summertime favorites.  The topping on this lovely dessert makes me want to dive into the middle.  MMMM! 

  18. The Blueberry Crisp looks wonderful! But I don’t really know the stick and tablespoon measurements for butter. Need to google….

  19. I might try a blueberry peach version. I love a good crisp or crumble or cobbler!

  20. Oh my gosh. I just made this. I tweaked it a little though. I had some blackberries left, so I added them. And then before it came out, I drizzled the top with maple syrup. It’s sooooo good. And my house smells insane. Thanks for the recipe. 

    • Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you with the blackberry addition and the drizzle of maple, oh yes, I bet everything all together does smell just insanely good!

  21. Can I use quick cooking oats  instead?  That’s all I have right now 

  22. DELICIOUS & EAS!!  I’ve made the Blueberry Crisp about 8 times now all summer long and now using my frozen picked blueberries..  perfect for guests last minute desert. Also, I’ve made the Blueberry German pancakes, delicious and easy as well. :) I have yet to make other blueberry recipes.  Bring on the New Years Resolution! lol.  these deserts are so worth it.

    • Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Also in the Related Recipes, if you’re a blueberry fan, make the Blueberry Pie Bars (sweeter) and the Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars (not as sweet but still sweet). They’re both excellent!

  23. I made this today for a small, summer family bbq and it was a huge hit! The blueberries were perfect and the topping was delicious. Next time I will triple the recipe,so it might last longer than an hour. Just great!

    Rating: 5
  24. Thank You for this easy recipe
    Could you please suggest a substitute for using butter. I try not to use sat fats for health concerns
    Thank You

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