Blueberry Crisp

IMG_3369It’s Blueberry season at any time of the year.  There’s no better time however than the Summer to enjoy the freshest blueberry.  Here’s one of my family’s favourite Summer desserts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 3 pounds fresh blueberries, washed and set aside to drain excess water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp. white flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (divided)

Wash the blueberries in a colander and drain excess water from them.  Put them into a small bowl and gently stir in the lemon juice and zest of one lemon.

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In another small bowl, mix the flour , sugar and only 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

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Add the blueberries and ensure the berries are lightly coated.

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Pour into a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.  Set aside.

 

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, cold and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup quick oats

In a small bowl, combine the flour, white and brown sugars, and the salt.

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Add the butter.  Use a pastry cutter or a food processor to combine.  Add the oatmeal.  The mixture will clump together (pea size crumbs).

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Sprinkle on the top of the blueberries.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes or until the crisp is golden brown on top.

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My family loves this dessert served warm and topped with ice cream or whipped cream.  Enjoy!

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