So I made that apple crisp before, and it was pretty good. The maple was a nice touch, but the topping was a little lacking for me. I found a new method that really pumps up the crunch factor. Definitely use this recipe and tweak it how you like.
Easy and delicious, it is extremely difficult to mess this up. Blueberries are so great right now at the farmer's markets, but if you find raspberries, peaches, apples, blackberries, you get the idea, they all work wonderfully with this dish. It's a great summer dessert with some vanilla ice cream!
- 1 cup Blueberries (or Any Fresh Fruit), Washed
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ⅔ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
- ½ cups All-purpose Flour
- ½ cups Quick Cooking Oats
- ⅓ cups Butter Or Margarine, Softened
- ¾ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoons Salt
Ok, first, cut a lemon in half. OK you're done! Told you it was easy.
Just kidding, you caught me. Oh man, I'm such a joker.
In all seriousness-ish, lay the blueberries in a baking dish, and toss them in some freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 1/2 a lemon. This just gives them a nice zing when everything is said and done. Wakes 'em up. Gives 'em some pep.
Ok...now mix everything else in a big bowl! I find it's easier to melt the butter a little in the microwave.
You'll want to mix everything together, until it's kinda in little lumps. Lumps = more buttery crunch. Definite plus when it comes to something with "crisp" in the name.
While I was fantasizing about buttery crunch, my roommate was making his lunch for the next day. This is what he was making.
Lettuce. He eats a salad and a chicken boob just about every day for lunch. A whole head of romaine. Quick poll, which do you prefer. Lettuce? Or buttery blueberry crisp?
Yeah, I said lettuce too.
At this point, while you want to scatter the topping all over the blueberries, and stick it in an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees.
Ok, give it a half hour. Do your nails. Watch Family Guy. Read TFLN like me.
Come back to THIS.
Want to know what I had for dinner that night?
God I disgust myself.
My roommates are also disgusted with me.
Awww they're really cute underneath the hostile exterior. BTdubs, that bucket in the foreground is full of fresh corn. Gotta love Illinois.