Triple Berry Crisp
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I discovered this crisp a few weeks back when we hosted a little going away party for my sister. It was super impromptu so I was scrambling to pull a meal for 30 together (wwhhhyyyyyyy) when I ran across this recipe on Epicurious. Quick, easy, and decent ratings - fit the bill! I quickly read through the reviews and realized that people loved it ‘..but..’ - so I grabbed some tips on what others had said they’d change and dove in.
Summer berries were at the peak of their season, so I grabbed some blueberries, raspberries , and blackberries and tossed them in a bowl. And that was when it hit me. “This is beautiful,” I thought. “I hope this recipe is bomb so I have an excuse to photograph it. “ (The way my Insta brain works apparently. Ahah)
Lucky for me, it was bomb. And so.so.simple. to make. Dare I say foolproof? Even this fool - who tripped when she was carrying the bowl of the topping and spilled half of it on the floor - couldn’t mess it up. Lol! And even luckier for me, when my girl @nutritionbykara (of Nutrition by Kara) came over for a dinner date with her hubby and fell in love with this recipe, too, she agreed to take these beautiful photos for me. One of the perks of having super talented friends who love a good dessert! :)
Anyways, this crisp that I talk about like it’s the next best thing since sliced bread was met with all the wow’s a home cook could ever wish for and when I got a text from Bailee and her sweet friend Paige that same night letting me know that they were absolutely devastated when they saw the empty cobbler dish in the sink, I knew we had a winner. They still occasionally bring up the depth of their devastation. Ahhhh the things that bring me joy.
SO without further ado, a simple dessert staple that I have made more than once a week (I know.. obsessed?) and hasn’t become a leftover even a single time yet. Although, I would imagine it would make for an amazing breakfast topped with some yogurt, if you’re into that kind of thing. I would totally still do the ice cream topping in the morning, but I’m wild like that.
Can’t wait to hear what you all think of this! If you don’t have something on hand, just sub in the next closest thing.. it really is so forgiving. And yes- frozen berries will do, as well. I made it that way the other night and didn’t love the strawberries in the mix, so I’ll grab individual raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry bags next time! But like I said, legit foolproof.. just the way I like um. ;)
TRIPLE BERRY CRISP
(recipe adapted from Epicurious)
This beautiful berry crisp is everything you could want in a dessert.. an insanely delicious crowd pleaser that goes from mixing bowl to oven in just about five minutes! Easy enough for a beginner cook, delicious enough to wow any guest. Enjoy!
2 cups blueberries
2 cups blackberries
2 cups raspberries
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
a squeeze of lemon, if you have one on hand
(no stress if not.. not a gamechanger;)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch Pyrex pie plate.
Gently combine the berries with the sugar, flour and cinnamon; place in the prepared pie plate.
Prepare the topping: Combine the oats, flour, both sugars and salt in a bowl. Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to work in the butter until topping resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle evenly over the berries. (I find that two knives work just fine.. I actually prefer over the pastry blender! ;)
Place the pie plate on a baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown, about 1 hour. If fruit is bubbling prior to the topping being golden, place under the broiler to brown. Keep an eye on it! It will go from ‘not even close’ to ‘oh no’ in like 12 seconds flat.
Remove the crisp to a rack to cool slightly. Serve in dessert bowls with whipped cream or ice cream.