Ridiculously Straightforward Blueberry Crumble

This straightforward blueberry crumble with completely cooked blueberries topped with a buttery oat crumble is excessive on our listing of favorites. There’s no fancy gear wanted and also you solely want about 10 minutes of prep time! Jump to the Blueberry Crumble Recipe

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Our Secret for the Finest Blueberry Crumble

The true secret to our blueberry crumble is within the topping. We use melted butter (or melted coconut oil for a vegan crumble). Most frequently when trying on the methodology for making blueberry crumble, you’re requested to course of or smoosh chilly butter into the opposite crumble components.

Adding crumble topping to blueberries.

In our recipe, we quicken the method and easily stirring in melted butter. Not solely is that this faster and fewer messy, it makes for a a lot better crumble topping.

Through the use of melted butter, the entire flour and oats are coated in buttery goodness, which helps them keep placed on prime of the blueberries. After baking, the topping is made up of golden brown crumbles with simply sufficient crunch to face as much as the dreamy blueberry filling under.

Scooping out a serving of baked blueberry crumble.

We use this similar methodology when making these straightforward baked apples and our favourite apple crisp recipe.

Word: Selecting whether or not to name this a blueberry crumble or blueberry crisp was difficult. Each desserts are related and from what I discovered on-line, crumbles may not all the time embrace oats (though my Mother all the time referred to as this kind of dessert a crumble). This topping seems to be like crumbles on prime of the berries and crumbles once you dig in after it has been baked, which is why we went with crumble ?

Preserve the filling easy

We hold the filling easy and solely add a contact of flour to assist thicken the blueberry juices, a bit sugar, a pinch of salt, and when now we have it readily available, a squeeze of recent lemon juice.

After I don’t have lemon within the kitchen, I merely add a tablespoon of water, which helps moisten the flour earlier than baking within the oven.

Blueberry Crumble with a topping made from flour, butter and oats.


As I discussed above, I sometimes hold this dessert easy, however there are some actually scrumptious variations you can also make.

Add quite a lot of berries to make a berry crumble.

Substitute blueberries for different berry varieties. Since they might have a unique sugar content material, it’s a good suggestion to style the berries you intend to make use of earlier than including sugar to the filling. Gooseberries, for instance, are far more tart and may want a bit extra sugar to stability issues out.

Add different fruits like sliced peaches, apples or pears.

Make a spiced crumble topping with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

Add nuts to the crumble topping. I particularly love almonds and blueberries collectively.

Make forward ideas

Blueberry crumble will final within the fridge 3 to 4 days and may be frozen as much as a month. I desire to freeze the crumble earlier than baking after which cowl very effectively so it’s hermetic.

After I’m able to bake, I easy bake from frozen till the filling is effervescent and the topping is golden brown (40 to 60 minutes). You may also freeze the crumble in small freezer/oven-safe ramekins after which bake these (these will take barely much less time to bake).

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Scooping out blueberry crumble from a serving dish.

Ridiculously Straightforward Blueberry Crumble

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This straightforward blueberry crumble with completely cooked blueberries topped with a buttery oat crumble is excessive on our listing of favorites. There’s no fancy gear wanted and also you solely want about 10 minutes of prep time. Earlier than including sugar to the filling, style your berries. If they’re already candy, you may need to maintain again on how a lot sugar you add.

Makes 8 servings

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You Will Want

For the Filling

24 ounces (about 2 pints) recent blueberries

2 to 4 tablespoons sugar, see notes

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon recent lemon juice or use water

Pinch tremendous sea salt

For the Crumble Topping

3/4 cup (100 grams) all-purpose flour

3/4 cup (65 grams) old school rolled oats

1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar, attempt combining 1/4 cup brown sugar + 1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup (115 grams) butter, melted (1 stick) or substitute 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1/8 teaspoon tremendous sea salt


  • Make Filling
  • Warmth oven to 375 levels Fahrenheit.

    Add blueberries, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of flour, sugar, and pinch of salt to a 9-inch pie dish (or use a 2-quart baking dish). Toss effectively till mixed.

    • Make Crumble Topping
    • Mix flour, oats, sugar, and the salt in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter then stir till all of the flour has been moistened by the butter and topping is crumbly.

      Sprinkle over blueberry filling. (We like to make use of our arms to do that. As we sprinkle, we press the crumbles collectively to create bigger clumps of topping.)

Adam and Joanne’s Ideas

  • Gluten-free blueberry crumble: Use you favourite store-bought gluten-free flour mix as an alternative of the all-purpose flour referred to as for above.
  • Use entire wheat flour: Change the all-purpose flour with an equal quantity of entire wheat flour or use white entire wheat flour.
  • Cut back the sugar: The sugar wanted will depend on how tart your blueberries are. We love the crumble to be barely tart, so lowering the sugar blended with the blueberries in addition to within the topping is an possibility. (I normally add the smaller quantities urged above.)
  • Utilizing frozen blueberries: Thaw frozen blueberries and drain them of extra liquid earlier than utilizing on this recipe.
  • Diet Info: The vitamin details supplied under are estimates. We now have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We assumed 2 tablespoons of sugar for the filling.

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Diet Per Serving: Serving Dimension 1/8 of the dish / Energy 289 / Whole Fats 11.9g / Saturated Fats 7.3g / Ldl cholesterol 30.4mg / Sodium 75.5g / Carbohydrate 43.6g / Dietary Fiber 3.2g / Whole Sugars 24.2g / Protein 3.1g

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