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Blueberry Crisp on July 4th

Blueberry Crisp on July 4th

Tossing ripe, mouth-watering summer berries into a pyrex pan with your favorite crumb topping is always a summer crowd pleaser.  If only the terms for these toppings were as easy as making these crisps– oh wait- is it a crumble? a cobbler? a buckle or a grunt?

Here’s a little help with the terminology for all you enthusiastic fruit bakers out there. When you’re done studying your vocabulary,  rinse your berries and toss them with these few ingredients.  It’ll take you all of 5 minutes to throw this easy Blueberry Crisp into the oven on the morning of your 4th of July celebration.

I brought this crisp to a friend’s home the other night (the kind of dear friend who didn’t mind that a good sized square was already missing from the corner) and she texted me for the recipe before I pulled into my driveway at the end of the evening. I seem to recall someone scraping the corners of the glass pan with a spoon loaded with ice cream before we accepted that it was all gone.

Top this crisp with Ronnybrook Ice Cream if you’re baking with dairy, or bake with a vegan margarine (Earth Balance) and top it with a non-dairy treat like Nada-Moo if you’re going vegan or pareve.

BTW, a CRISP is generally defined as a fruity baked dessert with butter, oats and nuts as the topping. In this recipe, Ronnie Fein adds a cup of bran flakes, adding another layer of flavor, fiber and crunch.  She learned that trick from her Mom. I’m definitely going to keep bran flakes in my pantry from now on.

Thank you, Ronnie Fein, fellow kosher blogger in CT, friend and author of Hip Kosher, for this delicious recipe.

Hope your 4th is as juicy as mine will be! I’d love to know what you’re serving!


  1. I made this recipe last night for dessert. It was super easy and yummy with ice cream. The bran flakes added crunchiness and the pecans another complimentary flavor. Will be sure to repeat this recipe all summer long!

    • I’m so glad you loved it! When I made it, I doubled the ingredients for the crisp topping (minus the butter) and stuck it in my fridge for another time. It was so easy and convenient to have it ready when I found organic blueberries at my market on Friday. I tossed it all together in no time. You can also freeze the topping if you want to have it ready for future use.

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