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Easy Blueberry Crisp

This is an incredibly easy dessert that takes less than ten minutes of hands on time. We like to use either cornflakes or Special K for added crunch in the topping, but any unsweetened flake cereal will do. The addition of cinnamon in both the topping and the fruit filling enhances the natural taste of the blueberries and adds a subtle spice note.

Easy Blueberry Crisp

Easy Blueberry Crisp

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries (see recipe notes)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cereal flakes (cornflakes, Special K, bran flakes, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preparation:
Wash the blueberries and gently pat them dry. Preheat the oven to 375°F and butter the bottom and sides of a 1-1/2 quart casserole.

Place the blueberries in a large bowl, sprinkle with the cornstarch and cinnamon and toss to coat. Add the lemon juice, mix well and put the mixture in the buttered casserole. Set aside.

Place cereal in a food storage bag and crush the flakes slightly with a rolling pin. Place the cereal in a bowl and add the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Mix well. Add the melted butter and combine thoroughly.

Top the blueberries evenly with the cereal mixture, cover and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and return to the oven for 10 minutes more, or until the topping is golden brown and crunchy.

Allow to cool for 30 to 40 minutes, then spoon into individual serving dishes. Top with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe Notes:
Taste your blueberries and if you find them to be especially tart, you may want to add 1 tablespoon of sugar along with the cornstarch and cinnamon.

comments & replies

Ok I have to admit I am not a huge fan of blueberries but that dessert looks amazing. I like the idea of using a cereal topping. I'm one of those people who cooks but doesn't bake but this looks easy enough. I think I'm gonna try it tonight. Let you know how it went if I don't blow up the kitchen first.

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