Yum Alert: Balsamic Blueberry Crisp

Written by Ashley

Beautifully tasty for a morning of fruity delight.

Saturday morning deserves a dip in to the fruity side, a sweet entry in to the weekend without the guilt. In comes the Balsamic Blueberry Crisp to save the day for a naughty breakfast, a perfectly balanced dessert that will be great days later.

Balsamic Blueberry Crisp

Recipe from HowSweetEats

serves 2-4

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons coarse sugar for crunch
  • vanilla ice cream
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix blueberries with sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of flour and salt. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and add blueberries. I used a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 baking dish because I wanted a thick blueberry layer, but an 8 x would work fine too. Once the blueberries are added, toss them with 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. The blueberry flavor works the best but original should be fine too.

In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add softened butter and vanilla, and mix thoroughly with a fork and your hands until it becomes clumped together. Layer crumble mixture on top of blueberries and sprinkle coarse sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

While crisp is baking, add vinegar to a small saucepan and heat over lo heat until it reduces by half – about 5-6 minutes. Set aside to cool, the mixture should thicken at this time. When blueberry crisp is finished, serve with vanilla ice cream and drizzle balsamic reduction on top.

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