Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Berry Crisp

Fruit crisps, fruit pies, fruit cobbler...any combination of warm baked fruit with a dollop of creamy vanilla ice cream is pretty much my favorite dessert.

That said, it didn't take long for me to think of using some of our market berries for a yummy crisp. We also happen to have this wonderful organic vanilla ice cream in our freezer. So really, the crisp was half-made anyway.

This is the recipe I use for my crisp toppings. I used this on an apple crisp I made when we had company last. I sprinkled a little sugar on the apples but with these berries, they're so sweet on their own, I didn't add anything.

Crisp Topping
4 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup of thick rolled oats

In a Cuisinart, blend butter through flour. Then add oats and pulse a few times to blend. I put oats in at the end so that they stay as whole as possible. The topping will be enough for a nine inch pan.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until done. I wait until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling.

P.S. Hubby and I went on a date over the weekend and saw the movie Julie & Julia. It really inspired me to crack open that "Baking with Julia" cookbook I got ions ago and yet, have never used. Today I made it as far as opening it up and looking at all the pretty pictures. We'll see what follows...


  1. It's late and I'm hungry and boy does this look good.


  2. Trina,

    How many cups of berries did you use?


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  4. Hi Janet,
    I just added berries until they came to the rim of the dish. They bake down so you can mound them up even higher. Just be sure to set the crisp on a cookie sheet when it's baking so you can catch any drippings. What fruit will you use? I used blueberries and blackberries and it was very good. I say 'was' because ours has already been eaten up : +

  5. What a perfect summer desert...

  6. This recipe looks divine - I'm getting hungry just looking! Leigh

  7. This looks amazing! And organic ice cream?! wow, I don't think I've seen organic ice cream (when I make my own I use organic milk and cream;) I make my crisps (and ice cream too) using Ina's recipe(s)- she's my idol! Can not wait to see Julia & Julia!! And speaking of summer fruit... have you ever grilled peaches? Top with ice cream and it's perfection!

  8. A perfect dessert for the weekend of the fourth!
    Love the picture of you by the berry bushes. Such a great shot.
    Thanks for the recipe here.
    Have a lovely holiday weekend.

  9. That looks delicous! How did you assemble this for baking?



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