I’m still eating all the fresh summer fruits!
Have you checked out my cherry drink recipe for 4-Ingredient Watermelon Cherry Slushies or my other blueberry recipes such as Classic Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake? The loaf cake is one of my most popular recipes!
One tried and true dessert is a good ol’ fruit crisp; a lovely way to showcase the seasonal sweet and tart red cherries and plump blueberries that are readily available this time of the year.
This delicious crisp feeds a small crowd without much effort (it can be scaled-up easily) and has very few, simple steps. It can also be served for breakfast or as a dessert with extra whipped cream, ice cream, or even a creamy yogurt. My favourite kind of recipe! :)
All the ingredients! Amount in the "Ingredients" list below.
Blueberries and cherries on the bottom and the rolled oat topping spread on top.
Bake at 400 degrees until golden on top, about 22-25 minutes.
Of course, this recipe is super versatile. Change up the fruit for other berries, peaches, apples, or pears. Did I mention that you can use frozen fruit too? Thaw the fruit and you’re ready to go.
Experiment with the amounts and ingredients for the crisp topping like adding sliced almonds or crushed pecans or more butter (cold or melted) for well… more buttery goodness and texture differences or even a mixture of white and brown sugar.
This fruit crisp variation is heavy on the oat crisp. The brown sugar and rolled oat topping is combined with butter, flour, and warming spices to form a crumbly, slightly crunchy (almost chewy), sweet topping.
I like melting the butter rather than cutting in cubes to form a slightly wet mixture since I find it easier, faster, and the crumble is less clumpy when it bakes (or is it just me?). Either way works and it will be just as tasty, just a little different texturally.
While the crisp bakes, the cherries and blueberries soften, juices are released, and it becomes tender and warm and scrumptious… drools…
As a tip, if you find that your baking dish is really full, place a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil under the dish. It will catch any fruit juices that may bubble over as it bakes; the clean-up is easy that way.
Overall, the blueberries and cherries make an awesome and flavourful combination along with the sweet, lightly spiced rolled oat topping! Adding the final touch of a generous scoop of whipped cream or ice cream is just perfect.
I like mixing everything together before taking a bite, which creates a wonderful mixture of flavours and textures all at once. It's super satisfying! I hope you enjoy this recipe!