Farmhouse Blueberry Crisp

Sweet blueberries are topped with an oatmeal streusel mixture and baked to make a super easy Farmhouse Blueberry Crisp recipe. Serve warm crisp with vanilla ice cream for a dessert to remember!

Vanilla ice cream melting over warm blueberry crisp.

Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe

This is one of the easiest desserts we make with fresh blueberries. A few simple ingredients enhance the natural blueberry flavors and earthy oatmeal topping adds texture and flavor to make this dish perfect.

Just like in our Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake, Blueberry Mystery Cake and our Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins the blueberry and lemon combination takes the flavors to the next level of delicious!

Simple ingredients that we always have on hand make the best desserts! The first time I made this easy fruit crisp was for a friend’s birthday. Add a scoop of homemade or a rich vanilla ice cream for a summer treat that is amazing!

Serving spoonful of bright blueberry crisp

Fresh blueberries work best for a plump base layer texture for the oatmeal streusel topping. I love the bright colors of the purplish baked blueberry mixture.

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Any summer fruit can easily be substituted to make another delicious variation of this easy recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Fresh blueberries
  • A fresh lemon
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Old-fashioned oats or rolled oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Butter
Scoop of vanilla ice cream on warm blueberry crisp

Can Frozen Blueberries Be Used to Make Blueberry Crisp?

Plump, fresh blueberries create better results in this blueberry crisp recipe than using frozen fruit.

Tips To Make the Recipe Easier:

  • 3 pints of blueberries equals 6 cups
  • The juice of one fresh lemon is about 2 to 3 tablespoons and provides an acidic citrus flavor that nicely compliments the tart blueberry flavor
  • Wash and drain blueberries allowing them to completely dry before using in this recipe
  • Rolled oats or old-fashioned oats work better in this recipe than quick oats
  • Butter needs to be cold or it will just smear and create a different texture
  • A food processor makes mixing the streusel easier, but the butter can be cut in by hand with a fork or pastry cutter
  • I mix butter and oatmeal mixture in two batches in a mini food processor
Oatmeal streusel topped blueberry crisp recipe in a 9x13 dish

How to Make Blueberry Crisp

Rinse and drain blueberries very well. Allow to air dry for a couple hours if possible. Gently pour blueberries in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Sprinkle sugar and 3 tablespoons of flour over the top.

Squeeze lemon juice in a separate dish and then sprinkle over the top. Squeezing the lemon directly over the blueberries may result in some seeds popping out in the blueberries.

Fresh blueberry filling

Gently mix this together and pour in a lightly greased baking dish that is about 9×13 in size.

Then mix remaining flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, cinnamon and salt.

Oatmeal streusel topping ingredients in mixing bowl

Slice or cut up pieces of cold butter.

Streusel with cold butter in food processor

Use a fork or pastry cutter to mix or use a food processor and pulse for 2 to 3 second intervals until the mixture is clumpy.

Oatmeal streusel in a mixing bowl

Spread the crumbs evenly over the blueberries and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until bubbly and golden.

Big 9x13 baking dish of warm blueberry crisp

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Can You Freeze Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp does not freeze very well, as quality is best when warm and just out of the oven. The oatmeal streusel will get soggy over time.

If freezing is important freeze in small servings tightly wrapped in self sealing freezer bags or containers.

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Plate of the best blueberry crisp

Farmhouse Blueberry Crisp

Servings 12 scoops
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Sweet blueberries are topped with an oatmeal mixture and baked to make a super easy Farmhouse Blueberry Crisp recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Blueberry Base

  • 6 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Oatmeal Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons cold butter


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine blueberry base ingredients – blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and flour. Gently stir.
  • Pour in the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13" baking dish.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, cinnamon and salt. Add chopped up butter and put in a food processor. Pulse the food processor in 2-3 second intervals until the mixture is clumpy.
  • Spread oatmeal mixture evenly over the blueberries. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until bubbly and lightly golden.


Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 165mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 3gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 458IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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  1. Trying this tomorrow, I think you meant to say spread oatmeal mixture over the blueberries.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Thanks so much! I got it fixed and hope you enjoy 🙂

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