What’s warm and juicy and crunchy and bursts with the flavor of summer?

blueberry almond crisp with vanilla ice cream in a white baker and spoons

It’s gotta be Blueberry Almond Crisp.

FRIENDS !!! Your summer dessert game is going to be upped a level.

blueberry almond crisp in a white baker and spoons

Your guests are going to be amazed at the end of a casual BBQ party when you whip out this blueberry goodness, topped with scoops of cold vanilla ice cream.

Little will they know just how easy it was to do, or that it required so few ingredients, and that you mostly already had them on hand.

They’ll quickly deduct that you’re the queen of desserts though. IMPRESSED will be the general consensus.

two blueberry almond crisp with vanilla ice cream in glass bowls

Ready to dig in, then? Good, me too!

For the Love of Crisps

Where are we at in our eternal love for crisps? If you’re just getting started, welcome.

I have a thing for crisps. And I have a thing for crisps that specifically are made without oats. It all started with my Grandma’s Apple Crisp.

blueberry almond crisp with vanilla ice cream in a white baker and spoons

Then, life changed forever when I finally incorporated some summery fruits with this Small Batch Cherry Crisp.

Things only continue to look up, now that Blueberry Almond Crisp is in our life. Especially because it’s incredibly easy, the longest part is baking it, and yet it’s jaw-droppingly good.

What Makes it a Crisp?

A crisp is very similar to a streusel or crumb topping. It’s a mixture of flour – sometimes oats – and butter that top a bed of fresh fruit, creating a crunchy, buttery crisp topping.

almond crisp topping over blueberries being poured into white baker

We’re adding some sliced almonds to this crisp though because they pair insanely well with blueberries (see below!) and give us an added crunch since baby blueberries get pretty juicy once they’re baked.

In this case, the buttery, sugary crisp topping takes the cake – er – the crisp? It melts in your mouth, melding together with the luxuriously juicy fruit layer for an incredible experience.


bowl of fresh blueberries

Do you know what blueberries pair amazingly with?

  1. Almonds*
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Crisp, buttery topping

Ok, the last one was a shameless plug for the topping. But I am in love with the almond – cinnamon pairing with blueberries, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you will be too, very soon.

blueberry almond crisp with vanilla ice cream in glass bowl

The cinnamon adds in warmth, and the almond brings out the butteriness in the topping while complimenting the blueberries so well. It’s all a match made in heaven.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!

blueberry almond crisp with vanilla ice cream in glass bowl
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Get the Recipe Blueberry Almond Crisp

A bright, summery mix of fresh blueberries, almond extract, and cinnamon topped with a buttery layer of almonds and crisp topping. Baked to bubbly perfection, it’s an instant hit!



  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine blueberries, lemon juice, almond extract, 3 TBSP sugar, and cinnamon until blueberries are coated. Transfer to an 8×8 baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, cubed butter, and a pinch of cinnamon. Use a pie blender, fork, or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mix. Once small – medium pea-sized pebbles form, stir in almond slices. Spread evenly on top of the blueberries.
  • Bake for 35-42 minutes until the top is golden brown and the blueberries are bubbly. If it’s bubbling and only slightly brown (around 30-35 minutes) you can also just turn on the broiler for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn if you use the broiler! Let sit for at least 20 minutes to let the juices settle.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and/or a garnish of fresh mint or basil.


Store covered either on the counter (1-2 days) or in the fridge (3-4 days). Eat leftovers at room temperature or reheat in oven for best results – this will keep the topping crisp – you can reheat in the microwave with less crisp crust results.
Calories: 486kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 101mg, Potassium: 351mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 479IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 98mg, Iron: 2mg
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