Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blackberry crisp

They had blackberries on sale at our local grocery store and they looked so first thought was blackberry crisp... all that buttery/sugary goodness warm and delicious out of the oven.  I used fresh berries, but you can substitute frozen fruit as well.  This recipe can also be used with other fruit, peaches, blueberries, raspberries ...I would suggest that you taste your fruit to check it's sweetness.  If the fruit really sweet then reduce the amount of sugar that you mix with it.  These blackberries were really on the tart side so I used quite a bit of sugar to sweeten them up.  Make this to warm your family up from the inside... I serve this with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, but it is equally delicious just as it is.. Enjoy

Blackberry crisp

3 pints blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 t lemon juice

for the crisp:

3 T cornstarch
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup each regular sugar & brown sugar
1 t vanilla
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375 and spray your baking dish (I used an 8x8 dish) with nonstick spray.  Pour the blackberries in a colander and rinse well shaking off the excess water.  In a bowl place the blackberries, sugar & lemon juice.  Stir well being careful to not break up the berries.  Pour into an even layer in the baking dish.  In the bowl used for the blackberries place all of the ingredients for the crisp.  With a fork mix the ingredients well, breaking the mixture up until it is crumbly.  Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the blackberries.  Place in oven and bake for around 30-35 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly (check after 30 minutes and if not quite done cook an additional 5 minutes) until the crisp looks slightly golden.  Remove from oven and serve with whipped cream/vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy

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