I came across this recipe for a blueberry crisp with an amaretti cookie topping in Food & Drink magazine and knew that I would have to try it. The combination of almonds and blueberries sounded really good. The fresh local blueberries have been calling my name and this seemed like a great way to use them. The blueberry crisp was super easy to make and it turned out great! Hot blueberries sitting in a pool of melting vanilla ice cream is just so good! The almond flavours worked well with the blueberries and I really liked the texture that the amaretti cookies gave the topping. I will definitely be making this one again! I must confess that it was so good that I could not wait for dinner the next day and had some right out of the fridge for breakfast with some vanilla yogurt.
Blueberry Amaretti Crisp
- 6 cups blueberries
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup amaretto
- 2/3 cup flour
- 2/3 cup amaretti cookies (crushed)
- 1/4 cup almonds (sliced)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter (melted)
- Toss the blueberries with the cornstarch, sugar and amaretto.
- Mix the flour, amaretti cookies, almonds, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl.
- Place the blueberries into an 8×8 inch baking dish and pour the topping on.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
Clumbsy Cookie says
The blueberries were calling your name but hey that crisp is calling mine! I woudn’t be able to resit the temptation either and having it for breakfast sounds normal to me! Great!
Hey, I don’t blame you, it looks beyond decadent! It’s still healthy for breakfast, right? Five fruits a day! 😉
It’s a crumble, isn’t it?
Great way to use berries!
What a pretty breakfast Kevin! Love all the blueberries!
That looks like heaven on a plate!
Cross Country Bakers says
Blueberries…..it looks good! I would have had some for breakfast as well:-)
This looks stunning! I love the combination of amaretto and amaretti cookies. I might have to make this for my husbands 30th birthday. He LOVES crisps!
That looks great. There really is blueberries galore. And the araretti cookies… awesome
Oh this is sheer bliss on a plate Kevin – just amazing and I adore blueberries!
WOW, this looks SOOOO good, I’ll have to make it before the berries season is over! I love amaretti cookies!
Tx for sharing!
yum! this sounds delightful…love amaretti and amaretto!
That looks delicious. My favorite desserts are fruit based. The amaretti crisp topping is such a nice twist on a classic.
WHat a great combination of flavors for a crisp. It looks fantastic Kevin.
Love that magazine – glad you tried that recipe, since it looks INSANELY good!
“Hot blueberries sitting in a pool of melting vanilla ice cream is just so good!” Kevin—I couldn’t agree more!
Gloria (Canela) says
Kevin! A little bird told me you made blueberries!! Is georgeous and love absolutely as breakfast too!this and Expresso!!! Nice xxxxGloria (I think is healthy dear!!)
Looks delicious! Your photos are making my mouth water!
looks wonderful! i’m definitely not opposed to eating this for breakfast 😉
noble pig says
Oh thst looks delightful Kevin! Yum!
I’d eat this any time of day. Food and Drink magazine certainly has some fine recipes.
Proud Italian Cook says
Hi Kevin, Sorry I’ve been away from your blog for a while, and what an aray of dishes I missed! I just went through my reader and although I can’t comment on each and everyone I missed, I have to say your berry dishes look amazing along with everything else! Immpresive Kevin!
Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says
This looks delicious – I love the gorgeous colour of the berries. Wish that I had a glut of blueberries to do the same 😀
I love amaretti cookies, so this would be perfect for me!
I love crisps. There’s something wonderful about a big, fat layer of warm fruit and sauce with a crunchy topping….
That looks wonderful Kevin. I think thick double cream with it would be so decadent. As always your photos are lovely.
LOL .. everytime I go to the local grocer the blueberries jump in my basket 🙂
This looks totally scrumptious, the nuts and berries and cream ? Oh yum!
maybelles parents says
bet it was a delicious breakfast. and frankly, it was full of antioxidants.
Mrs Ergül says
oh gosh, I’m drooling at the photos! No wonder you can’t wait for dinner the next day!
Yup…this one looks like a winner. I’m very curious about the combination of almonds and blueberries – bet it’s terrific.
Just look at that colour… ABsolutely gorgeous and decadent (while still retaining some semblance of healthiness!) I adore crisps and made a lovely apple & blackberry one the other night. Now, if only I could get around to posting it…!
I don’t blame you – I would have eaten some for breakfast, too!
Blueberries are my current favourite! I really like your creativity with using all these seasonal fruits 🙂
I love amaretto great recipe Kevin.
I love the idea of hot blueberries, a crisp topping and cold vanilla ice cream. Will you marry me?
Looks awesome! I’m on my way to get blueberries from a local farm. Could I sub biscotti for the amaretti cookies?