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.

8 comments:

  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! :-)

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

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  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.

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

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

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  8. It was so incredibly easy!!!!

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