Friday, July 22, 2011

Blueberry Crisp


This week the blueberries were ripe enough to pick. I just love fresh blueberries right out of the garden. I currently have seven blueberry bushes planted in large barrels, and every year I like to add more. Growing blueberries like this is wonderful in a small yard, most blueberries do really well in large pots or in a small garden plot, it is a great way to grow fruit on a smaller property. I have a few different varieties, some of the blueberries are early, some mid-season, and some late season, which allows us to get a few harvests. This time I picked enough for blueberry pancakes as well as a nice large Blueberry Crisp.

Here are the blueberries fresh from the garden-



My son had his friends over so I thought a blueberry crisp would make a nice afternoon treat for the whole family and our company. This recipe is super easy to make, here is the recipe below.

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberries-
A few cups of fresh cleaned blueberries
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon butter

Crisp topping-
1 cup oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 to 3/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Put blueberries into the bottom of a deep casserole dish, sprinkle with 1/8 cup sugar, and toss with 1/4 cup flour, then dot with a tablespoon of butter cut into little pieces like shown.



Melt butter, then mix with brown sugar and flour, baking powder, and baking soda, until well combined. You could use a little more butter if mixture is too dry, if you like you could also add a little cinnamon, but I didn't because I really like the blueberry flavor without any added spice. Spread topping over blueberries like shown.



Bake at 375 F. for about 30 minutes, until top is browned, and blueberries are bubbling.



Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



Everyone really enjoyed this treat, perfect dessert for summer, and a great way to enjoy blueberries! Hope everyone gives this recipe a try, and I hope everyone can find a spot for a few blueberry bushes in their garden.


10 comments:

Amanda Pedro said...

oooo, that top crumble looks so delish. I think I need to adapt my recipe.
thanks for sharing

Jane said...

Thanks for the recipe April! It saves me the step of looking one up. I was going to make a mixed berry crisp today. We don't have enough berries ripe right now for just blueberry, so I'm going to throw in some raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Perfect for the summer!

April's Homemaking said...

Thanks Amanda and Jane! Jane, I think mixed berries would be wonderful in this crisp as well!
:) ~April

Angela said...

This looks yummy! I'm giving this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

Once a small seed said...

Yum. I would love to grow blueberries in my yard. I wonder if we are in the right climate. I am going to check it out! Thanks for the inspiration.

Little Wonders' Days said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I love fruit crisps.

About A Mom said...

I've made pineapple crisp but this blueberry version looks wonderful. New follower from the week long blog hop! I would love for you to stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi & return follow!

April's Homemaking said...

Thanks everyone for all of your positive feedback!!

Heather Nelsen said...

yumMY!! That looks delicious!! We just picked some blueberries from my husband's grandparent's farm- I may need to make this! Thanks for stopping by- hope you have a great week!

April's Homemaking said...

Thanks Heather! Hope you have a great week as well.