Burstin’ with Blueberry Crisp

Why do Holiday weekends go so fast? I feel like it was just the Friday before the 4th of July, 2021 three-day weekend, and before I knew it, I’m back into my work schedule. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so, so grateful to have a three-day weekend to be with family and friends, and the beautiful weather we had at the Jersey shore. It was just John and I in our home for the weekend, which is very rare for us over a Holiday! We love having guests to share our home with and spend time together, and because our sons had different plans, we were on our own!

I have to admit that it was nice to take a break from cooking and actually order take-out and visit our friends for dinner! I know, how could I possibly say that? I LOVE to cook and entertain. It’s my happy place! Well I couldn’t stay totally away from it, though. We did have our brother-in-law and his family on Sunday for a barbecue and to watch the fireworks later on our rooftop deck.

Because it was a beautiful sunny day, I wanted to enjoy the afternoon at the beach. So I thought about my basic principle of “threes”. We did burgers and dogs, an orzo pasta salad, and roasted zucchini. I was able to prep the burgers, make the pasta salad and cut up the zucchini before going to the beach. That way, I could enjoy a few hours feeling the sun on my face and the ocean breeze keeping us cool. And I realized I had my strawberry shortcake for dessert! I had put it in the freezer a couple days prior, and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was with a chill to it! A lovely weekend all around!

This week I wasn’t ready to let go of the “red, white and blue” theme, and had lots of blueberries in my fridge. So I remembered I had a recipe for apple crisp from the June Fete cookbook, and since I wasn’t feeling apples in 95° heat, I switched out the apples for blueberries! It was a fabulous substitute!

This recipe is so easy I feel guilty by not having spent more than 15 minutes preparing it! You’ll be thrilled with this fresh fruit dessert that boasts blueberries burstin’ with flavor! And you only need four more ingredients and one of them is water! You can have the Blueberry Crisp on your table for dessert tonight! Top it off with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! Yum!

I have to realize that it’s ok once in awhile to take the easy route, and that doesn’t mean I didn’t give it my all. I don’t know about you, but so many times I try to give everything 150%, and there are just times when you have to forego it and feel okay about it. It doesn’t mean you didn’t work hard to give or do something special for others. By cooking and baking something simple can be just as delicious and enjoyable as those dishes that take longer to prepare and have complex and unique ingredients! Not everything has to be complicated! It’s about balancing the effort, time, and complexity in everything you do! You’ll be surprised at the outcome!


Let’s get cookin’


Burstin' Blueberry Crisp

This blueberry dessert can be put together in 15 minutes and after cooking 45 minutes, can be on your table in an hour! You can be sitting out back with a cool drink in your hand with your feet up while it's in the oven! Serve it warm or cold, add some vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream, and dig in! It's a recipe keeper!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All
Keyword: blueberries, bursting with flavor, Butter, crispy, Dessert, Easy, flour, fruit, simple, sugar, summertime
Servings: 10 people


  • 9" x 12" glass or aluminum pan


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 9 TBLSPs chilled butter
  • 3 TBLSPs whipped cream


  • Place rinsed blueberries in pan.
  • Sprinkle with water.
  • With a fork, work butter into flour and sugar until mixture is crumbly.
  • Bake 40 - 45 minutes at 350°.
  • Serve warm or cold, and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (or both) and a sprig of mint for garnish!


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