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Blueberry Crisp

Loaded with ripe fresh blueberries and topped with an addicting pecan/oat topping - this fruit crisp is the perfect summer dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 354kcal
Author Ryan Beck



  • 6 cups blueberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, toss together blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt.
  • Make the topping by combining the chopped pecans, flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl. Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to work in the butter until topping resembles coarse meal.
  • Butter an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Add blueberry mixture to baking dish. Top with crumb topping.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling. Cool slightly and serve warm.


  • It goes without saying, but fresh blueberries make for a great crisp. I usually make this when blueberries are in season.
  • Don't over sweeten the blueberries. Remember the blueberries are the star here.
  • Cornstarch is an important ingredient in making the filling thicker so don't skip using it. You can use flour in a pinch, but cornstarch is better.
  • No crumb topping is complete without oats, but the secret ingredient here is the pecans which gives the crumb topping extra flavor and crunch.
  • Don't forget to top the blueberry crisp with some ice cream. While it is not required, the cold ice cream complements the warm crisp perfectly.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.7mg