B is for Baking: Blueberry Crisp
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Because July is the peak of blueberry season here in Michigan, I am sharing a new blueberry recipe each week this month. I love blueberries and have ever since I was a kid. I eat them by the handful right from the box when they are in season and I keep bags full in my freezer to enjoy all year round. Several years ago I started making homemade blueberry crisp to serve to my book club. I usually hosted book club in the depths of winter and that warm blueberry crisp served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream always felt like comfort food and a reminder of the warm summer months. The group requested it year after year. This recipe is always a hit.
Today I will share with you the recipe for my “famous” blueberry crisp. Here we go:
- Use a pie plate instead of an 8 or 9 inch baking dish – it is the perfect size.
- When freezing your blueberries for future use, measure them into four cup portions and store in freezer bags. You will always have the perfect amount of berries on hand to whip up this yummy recipe.
- When using frozen berries, rinse and thaw in a colander making sure to drain them well. Pat them try with paper towel before placing in your baking dish. This will prevent the sauce from being too thin.
- You can prepare the crumb topping with either all white sugar or all brown sugar if you prefer.
- I like a lot of cinnamon in my crumb topping – you can always reduce the amount of cinnamon to your taste.
- A fork works well to cut in the butter to the flour mixture, but sometimes I find it faster to just use my fingers to work the mixture into crumbs.
- Experiment with substituting other kinds of fruit for some of the berries – peaches, raspberries or strawberries would make great variations.
- Whipped cream can also be a delicious topping instead of ice cream
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. It is simple to make and impressive to serve – my favorite kind of recipe! What variations might you try? I would love to hear how your crisp turns out for you. Enjoy!
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