Friday, March 30, 2012

Blueberry Crisp

My family celebrated Easter on Sunday because my parents are going to be away on the actual holiday (in Puerto Rico...lucky!!). My family got together and had a lovely dinner. We had my Dad's famous steaks, mashed potatoes, and steamed asparagus. Yum!  I brought blueberry crisp for dessert to finish a lovely meal. I found this recipe on Jenna's blog Eat, Live, Run.  I love reading Jenna's blog because there are tons of delicious recipes written with humor and a sense of playfulness. This recipe is so easy and tastes wonderful with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. I love blueberries, and will happily gobble up anything that contains them. However, I think this recipe would be delicious with the addition of raspberries, perhaps something for the summer! My family loved the flavors of the dessert, as well as the addition of oatmeal. A perfect Sunday night treat to enjoy with family!


4 cups fresh blueberries
juice of one lemon
1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into tiny pieces
3/4 cup old fashioned oats

Preheat the oven to 375 and spray a shallow 9'x15' pan with cooking spray. Squeeze lemon juice into a small cup and add extract. Spread out the berries evenly along the bottom of the pan and sprinkle the lemon juice mixture on top.
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Use your hands to work in the butter. In the end, you should have tiny pieces of butter throughout creating little clumps.
Spread the streusel on top of the blueberries and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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