- Double Layer Blueberry Crisp
- Brown Sugar Blueberry Crisp
- How to Make Homemade Brown Sugar
- Fresh vs. Frozen Blueberries
- Oat Mixture for Blueberry Crisp
- How Do You Serve Berry Bliss Crisp Delight?
- Can I Halve This Recipe?
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Berry Bliss Crisp Delight is a heavenly concoction that celebrates the divine union of fresh blueberries and a double-layered crispy oatmeal perfection. Inspired by the beloved Apple Crisp recipe that has garnered adoration from hundreds, this blueberry version is a must-try for any blueberry enthusiast.
Double Layer Blueberry Crisp
Yes, you read that right—two layers of crispy oatmeal crust perfection. After several tests, the recipe has returned to its original glory. A fun fact: this treat is delightful whether served hot or cold! It strikes the perfect balance between a rich oat crisp, fresh blueberries, and a buttery richness. If you’re in search of the ultimate blueberry crisp experience, your quest ends here.
Brown Sugar Blueberry Crisp
While most recipes call for all granulated sugar or a mix of granulated and brown, this recipe elevates the flavor profile with the addition of all brown sugar. The light brown sugar used imparts a nuanced sweetness, but feel free to experiment with dark brown sugar if you desire. If brown sugar isn’t readily available, fear not—making your own is a simple task!
How to Make Homemade Brown Sugar
For light brown sugar, add 1-2 tablespoons of molasses to 1 cup of granulated sugar. For dark brown sugar, add 3-4 tablespoons to 1 cup of granulated sugar. Whether mixed in a food processor or by hand, creating a batch of homemade brown sugar is a breeze.
Fresh vs. Frozen Blueberries
While fresh blueberries are the preferred choice for this recipe, the requirement of 10 cups might be a challenge unless you have access to a blueberry farm. If opting for frozen blueberries, bake them directly from the freezer without thawing to prevent them from becoming overly mushy. The baking time should be extended by 15 minutes, with a foil tent added for the last 15 minutes to prevent burning.
Oat Mixture for Blueberry Crisp
The brown sugar doesn’t just feature in the blueberry coating but also in the oat mixture. Equally crucial is the quality of cold, salted butter used. The beauty of the double-crust layer lies in its transformation during baking.
- If baked at 190°C (375°F) for 35 minutes, the bottom oat mixture achieves a slight caramelization and gooey texture, while the top remains perfectly crispy.
- If baked at 190°C (375°F) for 45 minutes, the bottom oat mixture becomes uniformly crispy, and the top takes on a darker hue. To control the darkness, add a foil tent after 35 minutes if a lighter crisp is preferred.
How Do You Serve Berry Bliss Crisp Delight?
This delightful treat can be enjoyed warm, straight from the pan, or equally delectable when served cold. Whether paired with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream, it promises a delightful experience. Feel free to share your preference!
Can I Halve This Recipe?
Absolutely! The recipe yields a generous portion, and it can be halved for smaller gatherings or prepared in an 8×8, 9×9, or cast iron skillet.
- 10 cups (approx. 1.5 kg) fresh blueberries, washed
- 1 cup (200 g) brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups (180 g) quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (400 g) brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup (2 sticks / 227 g) unsalted butter, cubed while cold
Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Spray a 9×13-inch (23*33 cm) pan with baking spray or coat with butter.
Place blueberries in a bowl. Add brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir gently to ensure every blueberry is covered in the sugar mixture. Set aside.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add cubed cold butter and use your hands to combine until butter is pea-sized and coated. You should have 6 cups.
Spread 3 cups over the bottom of your prepared pan and press flat. Pour the blueberry mixture over top and press down with a rubber spatula. Pour the remaining crisp mixture over the blueberries and bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes.
The final dessert is not overly sweet, but some have removed the sugar from the fruit portion of the recipe. While untested, they claim it remains delicious without the brown sugar in the blueberry mixture.