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Makes: 8, ½ cup servings
4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound fresh or frozen blueberries
½ ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Coat an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons cornstarch evenly in dish.
3. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, vanilla, and blueberries in a large bowl; toss. Place in prepared baking dish.
4. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon) in the bowl of a food processor; pulse twice to combine. Add butter; pulse 5 times or until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Spoon topping evenly over blueberries, packing down lightly. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden
Nutrition Information per serving
Calories: 217, Total fat: 8g, Sodium: 195mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 2.4g, Protein: 2.2g;
Adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry-crisp