Recipe: Blueberry Crumble

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If you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I got 2 pints of fresh blueberries from my volunteer CSA shift last week when some unlucky soul forgot to pick them up.  I was so excited for these blue beauties – I didn’t sign up for a fruit share this seasons, so it was a sweet surprise.  And sweet they were – these were some of the most delectable blueberries I’ve had in a while.  Tweaking a apple crisp recipe from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, I threw together this easy but delicious blueberry crumble.  So delicious!

You will need:

  • 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp ground cinnmon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tbsps cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (old fahshioned)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • Dash salt

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Toss the fruit with half the cinnamon, the lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of the brown sugar.  Spread in a lightly buttered 8-inch square baking pan (or whatever pan you have available, really)

3. Combine all other ingredients – including the remaining cinnamon and brown sugar – with a pastry cutter, fork, or food processor until mixture is crumbly.

4. Crumble the topping over the blueberries.

5. Bake until topping is browned and blueberries are bubbling, 30-40 minutes.  Serve hot, warm or room temperature.  (I actually really liked it cold as well!)

This recipe was extremely easy, quick and delicious.  What’s more, unlike many baking recipes, the ingredient proportions are somewhat flexible.  Feel free to adjust the oats, sugar, flour and coconut to your liking.  I enjoyed this crumble with a tall cold glass of CSA whole milk. Yum!

What’s your favorite fruit dessert?

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    August 24, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’m going to try this with Splenda, Flaxseed Flour, and shortening. I will let you know if it turns out 🙂

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      August 24, 2011 at 9:42 am

      That sounds great – let me know how it turns out! My dad favors Splenda, so I’m curious 🙂

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    August 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I would like an invite the next time you make this. Blueberries are my fav fruit 🙂

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      August 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

      Sure! 🙂

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    August 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Yum! Love crumbles and that looks delish!

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    August 24, 2011 at 10:39 am

    That looks so yummy and not hard at all!

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    August 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Yum! For a quick and easy fruit dessert, I love fresh raspberries and frozen yogurt.

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      August 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

      Yum! I do that but with strawberries – perfect for summer!

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    August 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Yum this looks so good and easy to make! I’m on a big berry kick these days so I’m going to have to try this out soon 🙂

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    August 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I adore fruit crumbles, this sounds delicious!

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    August 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I’m not a huge blueberry fan, but my hubby would LOVE this!

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    August 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    crumbles are so yummy! i love fruit tarts, they’re my fave all around dessert.

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    August 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Looks soo good and easy! My favorite fruit dessert doesnt involve baking – just throwing some berries in a dish and drizzling some honey on top. And maybe a dollop of whipped cream!

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      August 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

      Yum! I like the whipped cream part especially 🙂

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    August 25, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Crumbles are always good, but this one looks exceptionally amazing! Yum! I am really liking fruit sorbets and smoothies these days 🙂

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    Jenn from Much to My Delight
    August 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    You take beautiful food photos! I love a good fruit crumble/crisp/slump and I’m excited to try one with the addition of shredded coconut. Yum!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    August 25, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Yum and I love your tablecloth!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

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    August 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Looks SO good!

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    August 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    i love crumbles–so much easier than pie. this looks delicious!!

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    August 25, 2011 at 10:52 am

    That looks delicious!! *drool*

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    August 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    CSA milk? that would definitely elevate this to the next level!! i love a good crumble 🙂

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    August 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Mmm that looks delicious! I’m not a big fan of blueberries but I can see using raspberries or peaches in this recipe and having a delicious dish too!

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