Ripe, fresh blueberries are perfect for this crisp recipe, though frozen berries will also work. But keep them frozen, and bake the blueberry crisp 10 or 15 minutes longer as needed. Thawed berries are too fragile to toss and give off lots of liquid. Serve warm or at room temperature with low-fat vanilla ice cream--a 1/4-cup scoop adds only about 55 calories a serving.
4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound fresh or frozen blueberries
2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Coat an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons cornstarch evenly in dish.
Combine remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, vanilla, and blueberries in a large bowl; toss. Place in prepared baking dish.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon) in the bowl of a food processor; pulse twice to combine. Add butter; pulse 5 times or until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Spoon topping evenly over blueberries, packing down lightly. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden.
I increased the oatmeal by about another quarter cup because I wanted use up what I had in my cupboard. I didn't measure out the salt but instead just added several shakes from the salt shaker as I typically don't use much salt (I eat so little salt that things taste saltier to me than to most people). I used a pint of fresh blueberries. It came out quite tasty. my husband said that he wished we had some vanilla ice cream as it would be good with that--but it was a nice,simple treat on its own, too. I predict that my husband will eat a bowlful tomorrow for breakfast....
I thought this was really good. This was really easy to make. I used fresh blueberries. My son and husband had ice cream on top and loved it. I used whipped cream, which I thought was pretty tasty too! Would recommend. :)
Made it three times in the last three weeks. Found that it tasted best with traditional Maine blueberries. I omitted the corn starch and the corn meal because I didn't think I needed them. I just poured the blueberries in the bottom of the baking dish, sprinkled some sugar and cinnamon on top and also added 1/2 tbs of flour to thicken the juices - turned out great. I followed the recipe for the topping, although I do agree with some of the others - 1/4 tsp of salt is plenty. This is a very yummy crisp! I recommend it.
This is a very easy and delicious recipe. It is pretty sweet, so I think I could cut back the sugar a little and it would still taste delicious. The only thing I question is the serving size. I made the recipe as suggested, and divided it between 6 bowls to serve 6 people. These are not large portions. I just don't see it serving 8. I would double it next time if I were serving company. But it is delicious and it set up perfectly.