Low-fat Blueberry Thyme Crisp

Low-fat Blueberry Thyme Crisp

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Adding fresh herbs to desserts intensifies their summer flavors. Blueberries and lemon thyme are a delicious duo in this yummy berry crisp. Classic crisps and crumbles derive most of their fat from the butter in the topping. The following low-fat rendition cuts the butter without taking away from the sweet topping crunch.


  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup oats (uncooked)
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into smally pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place blueberries, thyme, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a large bowl, tossing well to combine. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add butter and use your fingers to rub butter into the oat mixture until it forms a coarse meal. Sprinkle oat mixture over blueberries.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and blueberries are hot and bubbling. Serve with a low-fat ice cream or Greek yogurt.

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