The Easiest Blueberry Crisp Recipe on Earth

Blueberries, Blueberry Crisp, Recipe, Baking

This weekend, on somewhat of a whim, I decided I’d like to pick some fresh blueberries.  I love picking fruit because it settles my busy mind.  Maybe it’s because you’re breathing fresh country air when you pick fruit, you’re under wide open blue skies and sunshine (if you’re lucky), and when you’re all done, you see progress.   I’ve always warned you I’m a simple girl. Black and White Photo, Blueberries, Blueberries in a Bowl

As it turned out, we picked berries at Luce Blueberry Farm on Hall Road in Ovid, NY.  I was super impressed with the simplicity of their berry picking operation, how welcomed the Mrs. Luce (I suspect) made us feel, how well maintained the field with all the blueberry bushes was kept, the fact that they had a porta potti should the need arise, and the spectacular view of Seneca Lake.  The only thing that was missing was a picnic lunch which I should have had with wits about me to pack but didn’t.

The funny thing about picking berries is that when you’ve picked your lot, and you’re headed out to pay,  it’s nearly impossible to leave.  You are continually tempted by one more juicy plump berry that you missed the first time around.  And so, you pick your way back to the beginning and your bucket gets fuller by the minute.  I had to practically drag my husband out of the field because he was clearly addicted at that point.   I had a similar experience a few years ago picking apples with my father in-law, and when you’re paying by the pound,  apples weigh a lot more than blueberries.  YIKES!

Colorful Blueberries, Blue

I had originally thought I would make a blueberry pie with my stash of fresh picked berries.  It’s been eons since I’ve made a pie!  However, when I got home I realized that my vegetable shorting had gone bad.  See, I told you eons.

So instead of making a pie I decided a nice blueberry crisp would suffice.  And boy did it!

This recipe is for the Easiest Blueberry Crisp Recipe on Earth.  I found it in The Blueberry Cookbook which was compiled by area residents of the Michigan Blueberry Growers Association and the North American Blueberry Council.  The only thing I did to this recipe was change the title of the recipe which was simply Blueberry Crisp.

Here is what you’ll need, and the instructions.

Serves 6

4 c. fresh blueberries

1/3 c. granulated sugar

2 tsp. lemon juice

4 tbsp. butter

1/3 c. brown sugar

1/3 c. all-purpose flour (sifted if you prefer – I didn’t)

3/4 c. quick cooking oats ( I used old-fashioned oats)

Place blueberries in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle the white sugar and lemon juice over the berries.  In a separate bowl, mix butter and brown sugar together.  Blend in flour and oats.  Spread topping over blueberries.  Bake in 375 degree oven for about 40 minutes.

Fresh Blueberries with sugar on top

Now this blueberry crisp might be the easiest on earth, but the taste is out of this world!

Homemade Blueberry Crisp made with fresh picked berries

Oh, and don’t forget the vanilla ice cream…

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9 Comment

  1. Kriti says:

    Hi .. Your blog is really beautiful and full of information. It’s amazing! 🙂

    1. Eileen says:

      Thanks so much Kriti 🙂 I was just over to your blog. YUM!

  2. Sandra says:

    Yes, vanilla ice cream is a must!

  3. Liz says:

    I’ve missed popping over to your blog, so thanks for giving me the nudge this morning with your comment 🙂 Your plump blueberries look irresistible. Bill won’t eat them raw (crazy man), but he loves ALL blueberry desserts. Your scrumptious crisp would be a hit!

    1. Eileen says:

      Glad you dropped in Liz! I am constantly lured into your site by your yummy desserts 🙂

  4. I remember when I used to pick blueberries.. as a summer job when I was younger. I did NOT enjoy it because it was unbearably hot: everyone needed to wear towels over their head because you would burn in no time. Also, after a day of picking blueberries, you would get around $20..if you were lucky. Depending on the amount of blueberries you picked.
    But I think I would enjoy picking just enough for this blueberry crisp. This looks amazing!

    1. Eileen says:

      I actually picked blueberries too. And you’re right it took a lot of blueberries to fill a bucket. I might have ate my profit – lol! Thanks for stopping by – come back and visit more often 🙂

  5. This recipe comes in handy. I just got fresh blueberries from Michigan. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Eileen says:

      Our crisp didn’t last long – better make a double batch!

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