Breaking news, friends. I am now officially out of blueberries. In a summer that has seen a seemingly endless stream of beautiful berries, I wasn’t sure this day would ever come. But, after making plenty of bars and bread and cheesecake and cake and even a couple of batches of jam, I’ve exhausted the last of my blueberries with this crisp.
And, what a way to go!
Blueberry crisp on its own is a perfectly delicious dessert. But, underneath that traditional crisp is a sweet cream cheese layer that really makes it something special. Blueberries and cream cheese go together so very well, don’t they?
And that topping! I’m such a sucker for crumb toppings. This is a good one, with plenty of brown sugar and just enough cinnamon. I opted to add some chopped pecans, and I really like the crunch it adds.
There’s a rustic feel to most any crisp or cobbler. This one is no exception, and it definitely tastes better than it looks. This may not be the prettiest dessert you’ll ever make, but it will be among the tastiest.
31 Comments on “Blueberry Cream Cheese Crisp”
You may be out of blueberries, but you went out with a bang! Cream cheese in a crisp sounds delicious!
I know what you mean about being a sucker for crumb topping, If I could put crumb topping on everything I would,,,:)
I’m SO GLAD that I’m not out of blueberries! Goodness, I would love to eat all four of the corners of that dish!
Dang, what a way to end your blueberry streak! This crisp makes my mouth water 🙂
I have a huge bag of frozen blueberries, do you think it’d be okay to use those instead of fresh?
Thanks, Jess! I think frozen would work fine. Usually, I would suggest using them straight from the freezer, but I might recommend that you thaw them first so they’ll work a bit better with the sugar and lemon toss.
Hi Jess,is this served warm or cold?
Either way is fine, but I prefer it warm.
This sounds perfect! What a fun recipe!
Oh for thee love of Pete does that look divine!! I wish I had this recipe just two days ago. I made a peach and blueberry crisp – delicious, but something tells me this would have been sooo much better! 🙂
I’ve done blueberry cream cheese pie before but I think a crisp would be even better. Love that topping!
Do you know I eat 2 cups of blueberries mon-fri?
They are so good for you.
I wish I could have it in crisp form.
Jen – that looks absolutely lovely – I love cream cheese danishes too. Without sounding boring, could you use light cream cheese or would it just not work? Thanks for all the lovely posts. Janet London UK
Hi, Janet! I don’t do much baking with light cream cheese, but I think it would work for this. If you try it, please let me know how it works!
Just made it with lactose free cream cheese – also delicious!
MMM, great use of those blueberries!
Wow, how delicious! I bet this tastes like a cross between pie and cheesecake. We just got a pint of blueberries from our CSA. I imagine it will be our last batch of blueberries for the season. I’m thinking this recipe would be the perfect way to “go out with a bang” as you say. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love blueberries and cheesecake! This sounds divine!
Just made this and can’t wait to try it. Looks yummy.
Making it now! Looking forward to it! Super excited about a crumble topping that is majority pecan pieces!
The cream cheese layer did not taste cheesecake-ish like I hoped. It was bland.
Use corn starch instead of flour in the cream cheese, use oats instead of flour in the topping. Just as good. I also made it with blackberries and not blue berry. Still just as good. My daughter can’t have flour. Taste Great!
Can it be re-heated after frozen.?
Hi, Ron. I’ve never tried freezing this, but I’d assume you’d need to reheat it in the oven. If you’ve frozen an individual serving or two, then the microwave would probably work.
This was an amazing dish to impress! Although I did add lime zest and lime juice to the cream cheese mixture and used the lime juice instead of lemon because its what I had on hand. Definitely a keeper@! Thank you
I’m glad you liked it, Debbie! I bet the lime addition was really good.
In the oven now! Smells amazing!!
This will be my first time making a cheesecake recipe, so this recipe sounds easy and tasty, I’m anxious to see how it turns out. I really love blueberry desserts
Hi! I love this recipe and wanted to know if using just egg whites is okay?
I’ve not tried that, so I can’t say for sure. I think it would affect the texture, but it might be okay.
I was out of blueberries and tried it with apples. Top tier. I just used two-three chopped apples instead of blueberries and I HIGHLY recommend it.