Blueberry Crumble Recipe (Extra Blueberries)

This blueberry crumble has layers of plump and juicy blueberries covered with a crumbly topping and piled high with vanilla ice cream (sigh…). Can you tell I’m looking at the picture, typing this?

This is my favorite blueberry crumble because: (1) it tastes incredible (2) it’s not overly sweet; a perfect balance of sweet and sour (3) this blueberry crumble is easy to prepare! You don’t have to blanch the fruit, or peel the skin, pit, or slice as with my peach and apricot crumble (although when those stone fruits come in season, you have to try that one too; trust me!).

This crumble is done in 5 easy steps. You’ll impress your family and friends and they’ll think you spent loads of time on it; your secret is safe with me ;).

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Did you know cinnamon really intensifies the flavor of blueberries? Also, lemon juice and lemon zest go really well with blueberries. I knew both so I figured they could jam together. I was on to something! This blueberry crumble will knock your socks off and you’ll be running back for more.

Ingredients for the Blueberry Crumble Filling:

2 to 2 1/4 pounds (about 36 oz) fresh blueberries, rinsed and well-drained
2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

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Ingredients for the Blueberry Crumble Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour *measured correctly
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8  tsp (generous pinch) of salt
8 Tbsp (1 stick) cold, unsalted butter, diced
½ cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup sliced almonds, divided

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To Serve:

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, optional

How to Make the Best Blueberry Crumble:

1. Toss blueberries with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest and set aside.

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2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp ground cinnamon and toss with the blueberries just until evenly coated. Pour into a 9 x 13– inch baking dish.

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3. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar,  1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/8  tsp of salt. Pulse several times to combine. Add the diced cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas.

4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add 1/2 cup oatmeal and use your hands to make large crumbles. Add ½ cup of the sliced almonds and mix to combine.

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5. Spread the topping over the fruit and cover evenly, then sprinkle ½ cup of almonds over the top. Bake 40 minutes at 350˚F. The blueberries should be bubbling at the edges and the topping and almonds should be golden brown.

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Here’s the hard part: let the crumble sit for at least 15 minutes before serving (it will thicken slightly as it cools). This will stay warm for a couple hours. It reheats beautifully the next day.

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

Blueberry Crumble Recipe

4.94 from 48 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Layers of plump and juicy blueberries covered in a crumbly, buttery, nutty topping and piled high with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (sigh...). This is my favorite crumble because: (1) it tastes incredible (2) it's not overly sweet; a perfect balance of sweet and sour (3) this blueberry crumble is so so easy to prepare! You don't have to blanch the fruit, or peel the skin, pit, or slice anything. It's done in 5 easy steps.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by season $10-$15
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 2 to 2 1/4 pounds about 36 oz fresh blueberries, rinsed & well-drained
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Ingredients for the Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/8 tsp generous pinch of salt
  • 8 Tbsp 1 stick cold, unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds divided

To Serve:

  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream optional

Instructions

  1. Toss blueberries with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp ground cinnamon and toss with the blueberries just until evenly coated. Pour into a 9 x 13– inch baking dish.
  3. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp of salt. Pulse several times to combine. Add the diced cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add 1/2 cup oatmeal and use your hands to make large crumbles. Add ½ cup of the sliced almonds and mix to combine.
  5. Spread the topping over the fruit and cover evenly, then sprinkle ½ cup of almonds over the top. Bake 40 minutes at 350˚F. The blueberries should be bubbling at the edges and the topping and almonds should be golden brown. Here's the hard part: let the crumble sit for at least 15 minutes before serving (it will thicken slightly as it cools). This will stay warm for a couple hours. It reheats beautifully the next day.

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