The Pantry Brothers absolutely love this gluten free Blueberry Crumble with Cherries made with frozen fruit.
Why frozen fruit? I like to save fresh organic summer fruits for snacking and Fruit Salad, rather than baking.
Blueberry Crumble with Cherries
This healthy recipe for Blueberry Crumble with Cherries is a game changer. It’s super easy to make and perfect for your Low-Carb Diet.
Cherry Crisp Recipe
So many readers tell me they love cherry crisp recipes that I had to add cherries to my blueberry crumble to make it even better.
Healthy Summer Dessert Recipe
I hope you adore this healthy dessert with fruit as much as we do!
Blueberry Crumble with Cherries
- 16 ounces frozen cherries, about 3 cups
- 16 ounces frozen blueberries, about 3 cups
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 2 tablespoons salted butter or palm shortening cut into pieces
- For filling, place cherries and blueberries in a 2 quart baking dish
- Toss fruit with lemon juice, then arrowroot
- To make topping, in a food processor, combine almond flour and salt
- Pulse in maple syrup and butter until mixture is texture of coarse gravel
- Crumble topping over fruit mixture
- Cover and bake at 350°F for 60 minutes, until bubbling
- Uncover and bake 20-30 more minutes until topping is golden brown
- Remove from oven and serve
The Best Summer Dessert Recipes
The secret to the best summer desserts is to use organic fruit and minimal sweetener.
How to Make Blueberry Crumble with Cherries
In this Blueberry Crumble with Cherries recipe, we let the fruit shine by using lemon juice and just a touch of sweetener.
First, I add the frozen fruit to the baking dish. There’s no need to thaw it. The baking process will do it for you.
Arrowroot Gluten Free Thickener
After I add the organic lemon juice to the frozen fruit, I toss in the arrowroot which is a great thickener.
The arrowroot prevents the juice from the blueberries and cherries from becoming too watery.
What is Arrowroot a Substitute for?
Traditional recipes typically use corn starch as a thickener.
I’m on a corn-free diet and haven’t eaten it for over two decades, so not sure if and how it would work in my Blueberry Crumble with Cherries recipe.
You are welcome to experiment and change the recipe to meet all of your wants and wishes if you’re not up for using my beloved arrowroot.
Recipes with Food Processor
My food processor is one of my favorite tools in the kitchen.
It’s totally indispensable and saves me a ton of time in this Blueberry Crumble with Cherries and my other recipes.
Low-Carb Almond Flour Crumble
I use my food processor to make the low-carb almond flour topping.
Cut the butter into several pieces when you’re making this gluten-free crumble.
Butter + Almond Flour = Heaven
When the butter blends into the almond flour you will not be disappointed!
The flavor of almond flour and butter is out of this world.
Vegan Fruit Crisp
If you’re looking for a vegan blueberry crisp or crumble use the palm shortening option in this recipe instead of butter.
Is Honey Vegan?
And don’t forget about the honey, it’s not vegan! So use the maple syrup option.
The Best Vegan Crumble Topping Recipe
Hello, healthy low-carb crumble topping that’s also vegan!
After you make the topping, sprinkle it over the fruit mixture, then you’re ready for baking.
Crisp vs Crumble?
While we’re on the subject of toppings, you may be wondering, what’s the difference between a crisp vs crumble?
A crisp has a streusel topping with oats or nuts added to make it crispy and crunchy, while in a crumble the streusel topping is a little more cake-like and crumbly.
Blueberries and Cherries a Winning Combination
Now, on to the topping for this Blueberry Crisp with Cherries! It’s not just incredibly tasty, but healthy too!
Why Are Blueberries Healthy?
If you’re wondering, are blueberries healthy? The answer is yes. Blueberries are an antioxidant rich super food. Further, blueberries lower:
- Cancer Risk
- Heart Disease
This magical little blue berry is packed with phytoflavnoids, potassium, and vitamin C.
Why Are Cherries Good for You?
Cherries are pretty great too!
This incredible antioxidant rich summer fruit is full of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K.
Easy Blueberry Crumble with Cherries Recipe
The boys and I have been making this Blueberry Crumble with Cherries recipe all summer. If you’re looking for healthy food to make this is the recipe for you.
And, I love feeding my family super foods for dessert!
This Blueberry Crumble with Cherries will work well as a recipe for blueberry crisp if you simply swap the cherries for blueberries.
Blueberry Crisp Gluten Free
To take it from a Blueberry Crumble to a Blueberry Crisp, you can experiment with sprinkling slivered almonds into the topping.
Like every single recipe on this website your blueberry crisp will be gluten free, low carb, and healthy.
Blueberry Crumble Cake
If you love blue berry crumble you need my Blueberry Crumble Cake.
This superstar recipe is in Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry and is a fan favorite healthy dessert recipe.
Blueberry Crumble Muffins
If you’d like to make blueberry crumble muffins, you can experiment with baking the healthy cake above in muffin cups for individual treats.
Or, try playing around with my Pumpkin Crumb Muffins recipe and using that streusel topping.
Homemade Whipped Cream
The boys love smothering our Blueberry Crumble with Cherries in Homemade Whipped Cream.
Check out that recipe and you’ll learn how to make whipped cream in a mason jar which is the perfect kid friendly dessert recipe.
My boys started making whipped cream from scratch in elementary school.
The Best Recipes for Vegan Fruit Crisps
I love fruit desserts for summer. Fruit crisps are my favorite because they’re so easy to throw together.
Below are some of my favorite recipes for the best vegan fruit crisps.
If you need a recipe for strawberry crisp that’s sugar-free this is the one!
This easy healthy summer dessert is a favorite of the Pantry Brothers.
They love smothering Keto Strawberry Crisps in my Banana Nice Cream recipe for an extra fruity treat.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
This keto cookbook is full of easy low-carb recipes that work every time.
You’ll find everything from Low-Carb Bagels with almond flour to recipes for low-carb bread, easy meals like stir-fries, and much more.
Apple Crisp Recipe with Blackberries
A classic apple crisp recipe studded with blackberries is a summer fruit dessert winner. My Apple Crisp with Blackberries recipe is one of my easy gluten free recipes for dessert that everyone loves.
If you’re the one baking low-carb desserts for your family you’ll appreciate that I made this apple crisp easy.
And if you’re wondering about my topping for apple crisps I love using almond flour instead of high-carb wheat flour, and natural sweeteners like maple syrup instead of refined sugar.
Peach Crisp Recipe
My Peach Crisp recipe can be made with frozen peaches or fresh peaches and is one of the healthiest gluten-free peach crisp recipes you’ll find.
I made this peach crisp easy because summer dessert recipes should be simple.
The Best Summer Fruit Crisps Recipes
All in all, fruit crisps and fruit crumbles are the perfect healthy summer desserts.
What’s your favorite fruit crumble or fruit crisp recipe? Leave a comment and let me know!
Another Digression: Slug Season
Sorry to rain on our parade of healthy fruit crisps, but I have one final digression.
Over here in Colorado, it’s slug season.
Despite my best efforts at slug abatement in my beloved garden (yogurt container tops filled with beer, mulching, etc.), these guys are popping up everywhere.
Any tips on destroying your crop of slugs that I can use are much appreciated!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this Blueberry Crumble with Cherries recipe in 2010.