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Fresh and seasonal Blueberry Crisp

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Who needs a great seasonal blueberry dessert recipe?? I know I did and so I made the PERFECT blueberry crisp! And you can make it even better with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry crisp in a pan and on plates with ice cream.

Start with fresh beautiful blueberries and toss them with a little flour and sugar. Then make my favorite crisp topping of oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, and flour for the best crispy crumbly topping. Baked to perfection this blueberry crisp is going to be a new family favorite!

A scoop of blueberry crisp.

What is a Crisp?

A crisp is a simple summer fruit dessert that features fruit baked with a topping typically made of flour, oats, butter, and brown sugar. Topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or cool whip these fruit desserts never fail to please everyone!

Crisp with vanilla ice cream on white plates with spoons.

Are Crisps and Crumbles the same? What’s the difference?

Crisp toppings are the same as crumble toppings, bascially flour, brown suagr, and butter BUT oats are added to make the topping “crisp.” We always had crisps growing up but I enjoy a crumble too! It’s summetime and desserttime so there’s no time to be picky!

How do you thicken up the fruit in a crisp?

If you JUST add fruit to a baking dish and bake it the results will be very juicy. You NEED something to thicken up the juices. You can use flour or corn starch for the job!

In this recipe I use flour because it’s my go to for crisps. I like the way it works, and tastes.

BUT if you don’t have enough flour you can use cornstarch. Simply replace the flour mixed with the berries by half the amount of cornstarch. So for this recipe 3 TBSP of flour would be replaced with 1 1/2 TBSP of corn starch.

Crisp on a plate next to the baking pan of crisp.

Can I use frozen blueberries in this blueberry crisp?

I used fresh blueberries in this version of the recipe. BUT you can use frozen blueberries in this crisp. Just use them straight from the freezer do not thaw them.

Blueberry dessert topped with ice cream.

Do I use quick oats or old fashioned rolled oats??

You can use either or in this recipe! The quick oats are chopped up a little bit to make them quick cooking. Old fashioned oats are thicker and not chopped. Either version of rolled oats will work.

2 plates of blueberry crisp.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry crisp baked in a white dish, with plates of blueberry crisps topped with ice cream.

This simple seasonal blueberry crisp is exactly the best way to use fresh blueberries!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Blueberry Filling

  • 5 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Best Crisp Topping

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. preheat the oven to 375°
  2. toss the berries with the lemon juice
  3. mix the sugar, flour, salt, and zest together
  4. toss with the berries
  5. place in a 2-quart baking dish
  6. make the topping, mix the flour, oats, and sugar together
  7. rub in the butter until the mixture comes together
  8. sprinkle the crisp topping over the prepared berries
  9. bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until the berries are bubbly and the top is browned

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 391Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 4gSugar 38gProtein 4g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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