An easy recipe for a blueberry crumble with a blueberry goat cheese filling topped with a crispy crumbly oat topping. The addition of goat cheese gives a flavorful twist to a classic recipe.
I love this blueberry crumble because it tastes like the combination of cheesecake and a crumble. The goat cheese adds a slightly cheesy and tart flavor to this dessert. There isn’t so much goat cheese that this crumble becomes a cheesecake, but it has just enough goat cheese to be noticed.
This blueberry crumble is similar to a blueberry pie recipe that I shared last fall. They said that necessity is the mother of invention, and during these days of sheltering in place we have limited access to groceries. We have been relying on grocery delivery from Real Good Stuff Co and Foxtrot.
Our Real Good Stuff Co grocery box came with fresh blueberries. I thought about making muffins, but that would have used most of the flour we had at home. Flour has become a precious resource. It’s hard to find in stores and grocery delivery services don’t seem to have it.
So instead of making blueberry muffins, Charles suggested that I make blueberry crumble. A crumble uses much less flour and we happened to have old fashioned oats at home.
I ended up making a blueberry crumble with a base layer that is very similar to the filling of my blueberry pie recipe. The first layer of the crumble is made with blueberries and goat cheese. I wished that I had basil, but I didn’t. You could definitely add some fresh basil to the blueberry goat cheese layer, it adds a nice fresh flavor.
The top layer is a mixture of butter, sugar, flour, and oats that becomes a crispy crumbly texture once baked. The total preparation time for this recipe is just about 10 minutes and it bakes for 30 minutes. It’s quick and easy!
How to Make Blueberry Crumble:
- 2 cups Blueberries
- 1/3 cup Goat Cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream or Whole Milk
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, divided in half
- 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, divided in half
- 1 large Egg
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil
- a pinch of Salt
- 4 tablespoons Butter, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup Chopped Walnuts
- 1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats
Grease a square 8 inch baking dish and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse the blueberries and remove any remaining stems.
In a large bowl, whisk the goat cheese, cream or milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, egg, basil, and salt together.
Add the blueberries to the goat cheese mixture. If you want to crush some of them, go ahead, otherwise, you can leave them whole.
Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix the remaining brown sugar and flour with the butter, walnuts, and oats. Spread this mixture out on top of the blueberry filling.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 584Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 34gProtein: 13g