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Berry Crisp #TasteCreations

Welcome to summer and the bounty of fruits that are now ripe and ready!  Taste Creation bloggers are here to excite you with summer berries and in all kinds of ways!




I love berries of all kinds and that's a good thing.  Berries have the highest concentration of nutrients of all the summer fruits and so eat away.  Like anything though, be mindful that berries do contain fructose.  Moderation, people!!


I get asked a lot:  what is the difference between a crisp and a cobbler?  A crisp is a fruit dessert with a topping made of oats, flour, butter and sugar.  The topping completely covers the fruit and is baked.  A cobble is a fruit dessert baked with dollops of a biscuit-like topping and is baked.  It looks like a cobbled street, hence its name.




What berries can you use?


You can use any seasonal berries.  Keep in mind that some of the more tart berries, like gooseberries, might need more sugar to make them palatable. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries can be used interchangeably.  Any combination of these will be delicious.  You can even use frozen berries, but I suggest you thaw them and drain off some of the juices before baking.


What kind of sweeteners can you use?


I suggest sticking with regular sugar, or, use a substitute that measures like sugar.  I don't recommend using a liquid sweetener like honey or corn syrup as they make the pies runny.  That's been my experience, but if you have a different idea, please share!


What other toppings might I use?


The oatmeal topping is traditional, but my grandmothers often used leftover pie crust dough that they cut into small circles or shapes like leaves.  They'd brush the crust with beaten egg or milk to give it a more golden color.


If there are leftovers, how do I store them?


You can store the crisp covered, on the countertop for up to two days.  If you think you won't eat it all in two days, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator.




Check out what the other Taste Creation bloggers are making using berries!


Lauren at Mom Home Guide made Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake



Nikki from Tikkido made Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles




Yield: 8
Author: Terri Steffes
Berry Crisp

Berry Crisp

A summery treat made with yummy berries!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 Mininactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients

Topping
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup oats
Filling
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup cut up strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Get out eight ramekins and butter the inside.
  3. Make the topping by combining flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Add in butter and using your fingers, break up the butter with the mixture until butter is the size of small peas. 
  4. Rinse berries, shake excess water off.  Combine cornstarch and and sugar.  Place berries in a bowl, then add cornstarch mixture and combine.
  5. Divide berries between the ramekins.  Top with the oatmeal mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is browned and berries are bubbling.  Let rest for 10 minutes, served with sweetened cream or ice cream.
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  1. YUM! I love any and all berries, and I love a good crisp. I'm definitely making this soon!

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  2. I would love this! I'm all about berries in the summer. This looks like the perfect summer treat.

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  3. I dont have berries but I wonder if apples would work. This looks so delicious.

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  4. Richelle Escat8:14 PM

    I'll surely love the crispiness of it. Thanks for your wonderful recipe

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  5. There's a local produce store by me that always has amazing sales on their fresh berries. These recipes are perfect.

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  6. Scarlett Brooklyn9:45 PM

    Nice idea. I'm definitely trying this, good thing I got a lot of berries in my fridge.

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  7. Your berry crisp looks wonderful! I need to make this! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yum!This looks like the perfect summer treat and a great way of making the most out of berry season.

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  9. This sounds like a wonderfully summery and tasty recipe. I do love desserts with fruit in them.

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  10. Mmmm.... such a delicious summer dessert! It looks so inviting! Can't wait to make it next weekend!

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  11. Wow, that looks incredible! I'll definitely try your recipe. Thanks you for sharing it.

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