The favorite summer treat of the Reneaus...the delicious weekly dessert that is quick and fabulous and made with one of the superest of super fruits...BLUEBERRY CRISP!
Yeah, I get excited about this one because it is so fabulously wonderful. There is nothing more scrumptious on this earth than a hot, right-out-of-the-oven blueberry crisp, with a cold scoop (or two) of frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream. Oh. My. Word. It is quick and easy, which is why I have been able to master it. It is also a yummy way to get in another serving of fruit each day - and not just any fruit. Blueberries are one of the BEST fruits you can eat!
I got the recipe from the Better Homes cookbook, but I have modified it somewhat and that is the version I am including here. When finished, it makes 4 servings so Jason and I can have it two nights.
Here is what you need:
Fresh Blueberries - two small cartons or 3-ish cups
Square pan (I don't know the measurements, but it is square not rectangular)
1/2 cup regular rolled oats (I use more)
1/2 cup of brown sugar (I use just a tad more)
1/4 cup all purpose flour (depends on how much more oats I add)
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg or cinnamon (cinnamon is my fave and I eyeball it)
1/4 cup butter or margarine (I use light butter and melt it just a tad - 10 seconds)
1/4 chopped nuts or coconut (I haven't ever added this, but I bet it is good).
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Wash your blueberries and put them in the square baking dish.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour onto blueberries and stir it around. The original recipe calls for more, but this is all I use. When baked, the blueberries get very liquidy, so the flour helps hold them together.
In a medium bowl combine crisp ingredients (oats, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, butter and cinnamon) and stir until it is crumbly. I usually heat up my butter about 10 seconds, otherwise this stirring-until-crumbly takes forever. Sprinkle this mixture over your blueberries.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Add frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream to make it over-the-top fabulous. And enjoy this AMAZING, summer treat.