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Blueberry Brown Betty - Old Fashioned Blueberry Crisp

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bluberry cobbler, blueberry brown betty, old fashioned fruit cobbler
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Barbara



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold

Blueberry Goodness

  • 3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 2 quart (or 8 x 8 inch) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add flour, sugar and butter to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Using a pastry cutter (or a fork, knife or clean hands), cut cold butter into pea sized pieces into the flour and sugar. Set aside.
  • Combine blueberries, lemon juice and salt. Add to prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle crumble topping evenly over top blueberries.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


  • I prefer fresh blueberries in this old fashioned blueberry dessert, but use frozen blueberries, if desired.
  • Fresh lemon juice is recommended, but using the refrigerated type works too.   
  • 1 lemon typically yields about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • 1/2 cup butter equals 1 stick. 
  • Be sure to keep your butter cold before making the crumble topping.
  • A pastry blender works great to cut the cold butter into the flour sugar mixture; however, if you do not have a pastry blender, try using a fork, knife or even your clean hands. 
  • Love old fashioned crisp recipes? Try our Cherry Crisp