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Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman

This easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe From Pioneer Woman is one that you will make time and time again. Juicy blueberries, topped with buttery, crisp topping is the ultimate summer dessert!

The possibilities for Blueberry Recipes are endless! Fresh or frozen berries make easy crowd-pleasing Dessert Recipes that are available all year long.

What Is The Difference Between A Crumble and a Crisp?

This is the question I have asked google so many times when writing the Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp recipe…what is the difference between a crisp, a crumble, or even a cobbler? It doesn’t matter so much what you call them…they’re all delicious, I just prefer a crisp because it holds its crunch a little longer.

  • Crisps are dense, buttery toppings that bake up crisp and are made up of sugar, butter, flour, and oats.
  • A crumble topping is very similar to a crisp but usually does not contain oats.
  • Cobblers are more of a biscuit-style topping, so they are softer and not as crisp.
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

Here is a quick list of the ingredients you will need. You can find the full measurements in the printable recipe below:

Crisp Ingredients:

  • Quick Oats: The Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp recipe can also be made with old-fashioned or rolled oats if you don’t have Quick oats. The only difference is that quick oats are cut smaller so they cook faster. Old fashioned oat crisps will have a slightly chewier texture due to the size, but they will still work perfectly and the difference is minimal.
  • Butter: Although I prefer salted butter, you can use either unsalted or salted. This recipe uses salted butter.
  • Sugar: The crisp portion of the Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp recipe uses a combination of granulated and brown sugar because I like the sweetness the brown sugar adds combined with the granulated sugar. You could even use all brown sugar if you prefer!
  • Salt: The flavor is balanced out with a pinch of salt!

Filling Ingredients:

  • Fresh Blueberries: This recipe uses a lot of blueberries, but it’s totally worth it! If blueberries aren’t in season, you can also use frozen blueberries.
  • Granulated Sugar: Depending on how sweet your blueberries are, you can vary the amount of sugar in the recipe. You cannot omit it or reduce it too much because it’s a component of the blueberry sauce that forms as it bakes.
  • Corn Starch: This helps thicken the filling. As the blueberries and sugar bake, they release a decent amount of liquid, and the corn starch helps thicken it up!
  • Lemon Juice: I love the combination of blueberries and lemon in this Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp recipe, and the lemon juice adds a little bit of brightness. If you want even more lemon flavor, you can even zest the lemon as well!

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries in Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

Don’t despair if summer is over and you’re craving Blueberry Crisp! You can make this Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp recipe with frozen blueberries as well.

Here are a few tips:

  • Do not thaw your berries. Proceed with the recipe using frozen berries.
  • As the berries cook, they may release extra liquid. You may want to double the cornstarch to avoid an overly-soupy Blueberry Crisp.
  • Crisps made with frozen berries should still be ready in about the same amount of time. Even so, if the berries aren’t syrupy and bubbly after 45 minutes, you should continue cooking for a few more minutes. Keep an eye on the topping and tent it with foil if it starts to brown too much.

Can I Freeze Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

Sure! Here are the easy steps for freezing (and reheating) this Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp:

  1. Before freezing, allow the crisp to cool completely.
  2. For best freshness, keep it airtight for 30 days or up to 3 months.
  3. Thaw the crisp in the refrigerator.
  4. Bake it at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until it is warmed through!
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman

Can I Add Nuts to My Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

Yes, of course! Feel free to substitute 1/2 cup of the oats for 1/2 cup of your favorite chopped or sliced nuts when making the crumble. Almonds, pecans, or walnuts would all be great choices.

Recipe Variations

  • Berries and Fruit: Combine blueberries with raspberries, cherries, peaches, or other soft fruit. If you are using firmer fruit, make sure to slice it thinly so the cooking time is not extended.
  • Sugar: Use about 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey in the blueberry filling so it’s not overly sweet. You can also use brown sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute.
  • Rhubarb: Strawberry Rhubarb is a popular pairing, but the tart stalk goes great with berries and sweet fruits in general. Try adding rhubarb to this recipe for a tart, sweet green apple flavor!
  • Nuts: Adding chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts to 1/2 cup of oats will give your crumble an earthy crunch.
  • Gluten-Free: You can replace the flour with almond meal or gluten-free oat flour to make this Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp gluten-free.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9*13 (3-quart) baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. For the topping, combine the melted butter with brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, oats, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Stir until well combined. Set aside while making the filling.
  5. Put the blueberries into another large bowl to make the filling. Add the lemon juice (and zest if you are using it), sugar, and cornstarch.
  6. Gently stir to combine and make sure all the blueberries are coated.
  7. In the prepared pan, spread the blueberries evenly, then top with the crisp mixture.
  8. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes, until the crisp, is browned and the blueberries are bubbling.
  9. Remove the crisp from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold.

How to Make Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

  • Instead of regular rolled oats, use gluten-free rolled oats.
  • Instead of all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour, use almond flour.
  • As an alternative to butter, use olive oil “buttery spread”.

Recipe Tips

  • The smaller size of quick oats makes them my favorite in this recipe. To me, they make a better crisp. However, you can use old-fashioned oats if that’s what you have. There will only be a slight difference in texture, so the crisp will be a little chewier!
  • Make sure the butter is melted. For the crisp topping, melting the butter is a simple step that saves you from cutting cold butter into the mixture. Trust me on this!
  • It is best to allow the crisp time to set before serving. It’s just as good at room temperature since the juices thicken up!
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman

FAQ Section

How To Thicken Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

Use cornstarch in your Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp to thicken the blueberry filling. Cornstarch thickens more effectively than flour and gives the fruit filling a shiny, glossy finish as opposed to flour, which can create a cloudy filling.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp with Frozen Blueberries?

Replace the frozen blueberries with the same amount of fresh blueberries. You do not need to thaw the blueberries. If you are using frozen blueberries, make sure they are of the best quality.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp Ahead Of Time?

The Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp filling and topping can both be made up to 1-2 days in advance and then stored separately in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble and bake the crisp. Keep the filling in an airtight container, and the topping in a plastic bag or shape it into a flat disc and wrap it in plastic wrap.

How To Reheat Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp?

In order to reheat leftover Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp, place the dish in a 350 degrees F oven, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, or until the fruit filling bubbles.

How To Store Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp in the fridge?

Store your Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. keep in mind that the longer it sits, the softer the crisp topping gets.

Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman
Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman

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Pioneer Woman Blueberry Crisp Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup – 282g )

  • Calories 570
  • Total Fat 24g
  • Saturated Fat 12g
  • Trans Fat 0.8g
  • Cholesterol 49mg
  • Sodium 395mg
  • Potassium 296mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 90g
  • Dietary Fiber 6.5g
  • Sugars 70g
  • Protein 5.1g
  • Vitamin A 13%
  • Vitamin C 31%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 9%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Blueberry Crisp Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 45 minutesRest time: 5 minutesTotal time:1 hour Servings:10 servingsCalories:570 kcal Best Season:Summer

Description

This easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe From Pioneer Woman is one that you will make time and time again. Juicy blueberries, topped with buttery, crisp topping is the ultimate summer dessert!

Ingredients

    Crisp Topping

  • Blueberry Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9*13 (3-quart) baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. For the topping, combine the melted butter with brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, oats, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Stir until well combined. Set aside while making the filling.
  5. Put the blueberries into another large bowl to make the filling. Add the lemon juice (and zest if you are using it), sugar, and cornstarch.
  6. Gently stir to combine and make sure all the blueberries are coated.
  7. In the prepared pan, spread the blueberries evenly, then top with the crisp mixture.
  8. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes, until the crisp, is browned and the blueberries are bubbling.
  9. Remove the crisp from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold.

Notes

  • The smaller size of quick oats makes them my favorite in this recipe. To me, they make a better crisp. However, you can use old-fashioned oats if that’s what you have. There will only be a slight difference in texture, so the crisp will be a little chewier!
  • Make sure the butter is melted. For the crisp topping, melting the butter is a simple step that saves you from cutting cold butter into the mixture. Trust me on this!
  • It is best to allow the crisp time to set before serving. It’s just as good at room temperature since the juices thicken up!
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 49mg17%
Sodium 395mg17%
Potassium 296mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 90g30%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g26%
Sugars 70g
Protein 5.1g11%

Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 8%
Iron 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.