Monday, July 26, 2010

Berry Crisp

It is time again to highlight a dessert, something I don't get to do very often.

A basket of blackberries called to me the other day "Kim, Kim...we need to be cooked" so I decided to do the stand up thing and answer the call.

A quick search on the Cooking Light Bulletin Boards led me to a recipe that I outlined, then promptly changed - enough that I am happy, but not so much that you can't recognize the original if you had previously tasted it.  What this melding produced was a juicy, berry-y, sweet, crumbly treat that if you concentrate real hard, can be counted as a fruit serving.

Go ahead.  You have my permission!

Berry Crisp

8 cups mixed fresh berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 c oatmeal
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To prepare filling, toss berries with cornstarch and sugar.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Stir in butter until coarse crumbs form.

Pour filling into a 9-inch square or round pan (do not grease first). Using your fingers, form topping mixture into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch crumbs and spread over berries. Bake until filling bubbles and topping is light golden, about 55 minutes. Let cool slightly.


  1. Must say that it's totally unfair of you to post such a recipe at 5 AM. Because that means it popped up in my reader as I am drinking my morning coffee. And I don't have enough fresh berries to whip this up for breakfast. Again, not fair! :-)

  2. Well I'll tell you a secret - I only made half the recipe. Maybe you have enough berries for that...?

  3. Um, yum! I just bought ... you guessed it, blueberries. And I need things to do with them, because as much as I dream of making blueberry pancakes, I'm honest enough with myself to note that I probably won't any time soon.

    Now, something like this - something that counts as a fruit serving, to be sure - this will happen soon.

  4. Do it Do it!!!! You will be SHOCKED how easy it is!

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  6. Thank you Nan. It is nice to have you.

  7. Delish! I'm so not a baker, but I think I could handle this. Thanks!

  8. It was so incredibly easy!!!!