Blueberry Crumble with Cherries

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

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Servings 8



  • 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
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
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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.

Blueberry Crumble with Cherries

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.

Substitute Cornstarch

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.

Blueberry Crumble with Cherries

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!

Blueberry Crumble with Cherries

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!

Frankly, I love the combination of cherries and blueberries and also use this pairing in one of my favorite recipes for Cherry Blueberry Syrup –it’s perfect for my keto Almond Flour Pancakes.

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:

  • Cholesterol
  • 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!

Blueberry Crumble

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.

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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

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.

Strawberry Crisp

Strawberry Crisp

If you need a recipe for strawberry crisp that’s sugar-free this is the one!

My simple Keto Strawberry Crisps are made with only five ingredients –strawberries, almond flour, slivered almonds, vegan shortening, and salt. That’s it!

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

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

If you’re looking for a low-carb nut-free recipe for strawberry rhubarb crisp, my latest book, Paleo Cooking, has the most fantastic Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe.

Most of my fruit crisps are made with almond flour but not this one, it’s a nut-free crisp recipe! paleo cooking from elana's pantry

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 blackberry crisp

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.

paleo peach crisp

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.

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44 responses to “Blueberry Crumble with Cherries”

  1. This morning, I made this. I halved the recipe, added some sliced kumquats to the cherry berry mix and crushed a handful of flaked almonds into the topping. It was the PERFECT breakfast for our Maker’s Diet. I love, love, love it. I’m also sure you’ll be interested in Chestnut flour which is also gluten free. I’ve been experimenting with it a lot and its not bad at all, very popular with the Italians. Thanks Elana, you are a godsend

  2. made it! yummy! i used greek yogurt instead of the whipped topping though. also used stevia instead of agave and it turned out great! thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m new to being gluten-free. (Only 5 days in, in fact!) I’ve been spending some time researching how to make a lot of my favourite foods (bread, biscuit, pancakes) GF. I’m unfamiliar with agave nectar. What is it exactly and will I be able to find it at my grocery store? I’m happy to have found your site, thanks for sharing!

  4. Made this yesterday with cherries and peaches… didn’t have any blueberries. Added a little bit of cinnamon to the topping…. so delicious! I ate this for breakfast the next morning too. :-)
    Way-to-go AGAIN Elana! Great recipe.

  5. Does anyone have an idea for a whipped cream recipe that is dairy-free and does not use any kind of tofu?

    This looks absolutely AMAZING Elana! Thank you for yet again a great dessert that everyone (even me- I can’t have eggs) can have! THANK YOU!

    • Coconut. Take a can of coconut milk and put in the fridge overnight. Next day it will have separated, so puncture the can, pour out the liquid. Then you can open the can and scoop out the “meat” and whip it up with some sweetener of your choice. It is yummy!!

    • Tal Ronnen has a whipped cream recipe made from cashew cream in his cookbook. I’ve never made the whipped cream, but the cream itself is great so I’m sure it would make a good whipped cream. Hope that helps!

  6. To prevent slugs use Permagard Food Grade Diatomacious Earth. Just sprinkle it on and since it is food grade it is safe for human comsumption. Works for all garden bugs!

  7. Yum! Cherries AND blueberries! Looks delicious!

    Snails ate my basil up last summer. Yes, they like basil! They don’t like copper, so you can line your pots with some copper. But, it can’t be a thin wire, it has to be at least an inch thick or they can lift themselves over it. Yes, my husband and I experimented with this as he has copper at hand for his water sculptures. The copper hurts them or something, so we watched the little bugger avoid the copper. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive deterrent. Good luck!

  8. Congratulations on being selected as Chef of the Month!
    Thirty miles east, the slugs are horrible in our garden as well. We’ve noticed that the slugs stay out of the red romaine but absolutely love the black-seeded simpson lettuce so I gave up slugs in our salad by switching types of lettuce. Also, picking the lettuce before watering definitely helps.
    This recipe sounds scrumptious!

  9. The crumble looks gorgeous – and I happened to get a ton of blueberries and cherries the other day. Score!

    I hate those darn slugs too. Every time I go to pick strawberries from the yard at least half of them have munch marks from the slugs or the pillbugs. Drives me nuts.

    I have heard garlic is a natural enemy of slugs. Haven’t had a chance to try it but thought I’d pass on the tip…

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