Introduction:
There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma and delightful taste of a warm, freshly baked Blueberry and Oat Crumble. This timeless dessert combines the sweet juiciness of blueberries with the satisfying crunch of an oat-based topping, creating a dessert that’s both nostalgic and irresistible. Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser for a family gathering or a treat to enjoy on a cozy evening, this Blueberry and Oat Crumble will satisfy your cravings.

History:
The concept of fruit crumbles dates back to British cuisine in the early 20th century, where it was originally called a “crisp.” Over the years, it has evolved into various regional versions with different fruits and toppings. The addition of oats to the crumble topping has become a popular twist, adding a hearty texture and nutty flavor.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

For the Blueberry Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Oat Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Instructions:

Blueberry Filling:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the blueberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Gently toss to coat the blueberries evenly.
  3. Pour the blueberry mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Oat Crumble Topping:

  1. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter to the oat mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Assembly and Baking:

  1. Sprinkle the oat crumble topping evenly over the blueberry filling in the baking dish.
  2. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, and the blueberry filling is bubbling around the edges.
  3. Remove the Blueberry and Oat Crumble from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 serving (1/6 of the recipe)30012X g7 g30 mg100 mg45 g3 g30 g2 g

Conclusion:
Indulging in a slice of Blueberry and Oat Crumble is like taking a trip down memory lane while savoring the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. The crispy, buttery oat topping contrasts beautifully with the luscious blueberry filling. It’s a dessert that’s effortlessly elegant yet rustic, making it suitable for any occasion. So, next time you find yourself craving a comforting dessert, whip up this Blueberry and Oat Crumble, and you’ll understand why it’s a timeless classic loved by many. Enjoy!