Slowly feeling the summer days fade away I’m holding on tight and enjoying all summer has to offer to the fullest. This means we had A LOT of blueberries, over 16 pints, and lots of local sweet corn. This Sweet Corn Blueberry Crisp is one of the many delicious things that happened when I was looking for ways to enjoy it all!
Using blueberries and corn for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and yep dessert! So many delicious ways to use them on their own but together they are one sweet combo. You might be thinking corn, for dessert? It’s sweet and maybe I was dreaming of cornbread pancakes or cornbread topped with sweet blueberries and honey. I had so many things in my head when I first made this and then ultimately was going for bars but then had visions of corn mash for breakfast traveling and went with this combo that is perfect for breakfast, or topped with ice cream for dessert. Layering the sweet corn mixture on the top and the bottom there are two different textures with the softer corn pudding”ish” (if enjoyed warm) texture on the bottom and crunchier crisp texture on top with bursting blueberry goodness with a hint of lemon in the middle! If you are all about the crumbly crisp, like I usually am, you can layer it all on top.
The lemon is a little surprise in this crisp that screams summer to me!
I can’t be the old one out there that justifies crisps for breakfast, right? I mean fruit and oats, sounds like breakfast to me. Top with ice cream and yep then it turns it into dessert. Hot or cold I will enjoy them no matter the time. Add in a veggie, corn, and how can anyone argue with eating it any time of day? Certainly not this mom!
Did you know corn is actually a vegetable, grain, and fruit?
I know corn is one of the top vegetables, especially with kids, but we actually don’t eat it that much in our house. When local sweet corn is in season we get it locally but otherwise I can probably count on one hand how many times a year I eat it. That’s counting getting corn salsa at Chipotle and the couple time a year we might have cornbread, once maybe at home during the fall and on occasion at my parents.
NOT counting popcorn of course!
Strangely when I do think of corn, besides my craving for cornbread or corn on the cob, I think about this snack or dessert someone I use to work with would make. They were sweet rice balls with shredded coconut and corn. I’ve searched online to try to figure out what they were and to make them but I’ve never figured it out. Last time I had them was over 15 years ago but it was one of those things I would never forget as I love coconut and thought it was interesting they added corn to them.
Blueberries can be enjoyed a million different ways and they’re a favorite but I really wanted to find a way to enjoy them with corn and not just into a salad and excited to add this to our collection. Next time I may even try it over the campfire.
While I love fall I’m not ready to give up on summer like I use to years ago and jump into everything fall just yet. Nope not here so nothing apple or pumpkin for a few more weeks just corn, berries, and all the summer goodness!
Don’t forget it’s Meatless Monday and there are more great recipes linked up below and as always Deborah and I hope you join us and look forward to what’s cooking in your kitchen.
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