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Easy Blueberry Crisp

Savor summer’s sweet berries with this Easy Blueberry Crisp. Sweet blueberries topped with a sugary crust and baked until golden and bubbly.

Don’t let summer pass you by without taking full advantage of all the berry goodness it has to offer.

Side angle photo of blueberry crisp with ice cream on top.

We are big berry fans around here. We usually always have some kind of berry in our fridge. Raspberries, strawberries, black berries and blueberries. In the summer we are all about the berries.

Rinsed blueberries in a white bowl on a white counter. Brown sugar in a clear bowl off to the left side.

And as good as berries are on their own, they are also awesome in desserts. Desserts like this easy blueberry crisp!

What is the difference between a crisp and a crumble?

A crisp and a crumble are very similar. Both are usually fresh baked fruit desserts with a layer of topping. Traditionally a crumble will have a topping made with butter, flour and sugar. With a crisp, oats are usually involved. When baked, the oats will get crisp and the topping will be less dense than a crumble.

A crispy topping on blueberry crisp.

A couple of tips for making the best blueberry crisp:

Tip #1: When making the crisp topping, use cold butter. The butter will not be fully incorporated into the topping so when it bakes, it helps create flakier pieces. More crisp for your crisp, if you will.

Tip #2: As the blueberries cook, they will release their juices. Tossing the fruit with flour before will help thicken the filling and prevent it from being watery.

Tip #3: While the crisp is best served warm, allow it to cool a few minutes before serving. This is also to ensure that the filling isn’t too runny.

How do you make Blueberry Crisp:

Step #1: Sprinkle the blueberries with sugar, lemon juice and flour. The flour will help the blueberry juice thicken as the crisp cooks.

How to make a crisp topping

Step #2: Make the crisp topping by combining brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and oats together. Then use your hands our a pastry cutter to cut cold butter into the mixture. Continue cutting the butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.

Step #3: Place the blueberries in a baking dish and sprinkle the topping over the top. Making sure to cover all of the berries.

Step #4: Bake the blueberry crisp in a 350 degree oven until the top has crisped and the edges are bubbly. Cool.

A spoonful of blueberry crisp.

Can you use frozen blueberries?

Yes! Frozen will work too. Simply thaw them slightly before mixing them with the flour. This means you can enjoy this blueberry crisp any time of year!

How do you serve blueberry crisp?

I recommend serving blueberry crisp warm with vanilla ice cream on top.

Savoring summer's sweet berries with this Easy Blueberry Crisp. Sweet blueberries topped with a sugary crust and baked until golden and bubbly. 

More Fruit Crisps:

Easy Apple Crisp

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisp

Berry Crisp with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble

More Fruit Desserts:

White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake 

Boozy Stuffed Strawberries 

Honey Cranberry Tartlets

Grilled Peaches 

Note: This blueberry crisp recipe was originally posted in 2019. It was updated with new photo and a video in 2020.

Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Serves 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 11 reviews

Blueberry Crisp Filling Ingredients:

  • 5 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Blueberry Crisp Topping

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Sprinkle the blueberries with sugar, lemon juice and flour.

3

Make the crisp topping by combining brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and oats together.

4

Use pastry cutter to cut cold butter into the mixture. Continue cutting the butter until the mixture becomes crumbly. 

5

Place the blueberries in a 2 quart baking dish and sprinkle the topping over the top. Making sure to cover all of the berries.

6

Bake the blueberry crisp in a 350 degree oven until the top has crisped and the edges are bubbly, about 40 minutes. Cool. 

7

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: Not including ice cream
Calories: 296 , Total Fat: 12.2g , Saturated Fat: 7.4g , Cholesterol: 31mg , Sodium: 88mg , Carbohydrates: 46.4g , Fiber: 3g , Sugar: 28.2g , Protein: 2.8g

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  • Reply
    Lini
    October 26, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    It was really good

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      Deseree
      October 26, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Happy to hear that!

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    Veronika
    August 2, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I love crisps with any fruits and berries! Especially, if it’s served with a scoop of ice cream (or two)! Will make it tonight!

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    GUNJAN C Dudani
    August 2, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Such a delectable recipe with wonderful ingredient flavors. Totally loved it and still gorging on the leftovers.

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    Aditi Bahl
    August 1, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Lovely and refreshing. I tried this and it came out just fantastic. Thanks for sharing

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    Kushigalu
    July 31, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    One of the best dessert to try with blueberries. Perfect summer treat. Delicious

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    Sharon
    July 31, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    When I found this recipe I knew it was going to be easy to make because I had the few ingredients it needed already in my refrigerator and pantry.

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    Tatiana
    July 29, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    That was a perfect use for all the blueberries I’ve picked last Saturday! Love it, me and my husband couldn’t stop eating till it was finished!

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    Andrea Howe
    July 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    This blueberry crisp was EXCEPTIONAL. I could sit and eat the topping alone! The only part I didn’t like about this recipe…waiting a few minutes to let it cool!!

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    Candice
    July 29, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I could eat this crisp over and over again. This was so easy to make, and with such simple ingredients. We will be making this all berry season long!

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    Linda
    July 29, 2020 at 6:53 am

    I love all kinds of berries too so I just had to make this crisp as soon as I saw the recipe. It came out just the way I like mine too – crunchy on the top and all warm and sweet underneath. And of course I didn’t forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream either! So yummy!

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    Shelley
    July 28, 2020 at 11:05 am

    We’re just like you – we almost ALWAYS have berries in the fridge during summer! And this is a delightful way to use them – YUM! Thanks for the great tips, too – like about the cold butter (more crisp for your crisp LOL!). And the note that frozen berries work, too – how nice it will be to make this little ray of summer sunshine in mid-winter, using frozen berries! :D

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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