Monday, March 26, 2007

Berry Crisp

Do you love pies but find that the crust leaves you feeling heavy and weighed down? Well, I have the perfect recipe for you. Its my berry crisp! One part berries, one part buttery flaky crust and all parts yummy and triilicious! :)


1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups black berries
1 cup blueberries
1/2 lemon
1/3 cup + 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats ground
1/2 stick unsalted cold butter diced into cubes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
1/2 teaspoon of salt


Put all the berries in a bowl with the lemon and 1/2 cup granulated sugar and a tbsp of flour. Mix it to just blend it and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to release the juices.

In another bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the remaining granulated sugar, light brown sugar, ground oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Whisk it enough to blend it well. Add the sliced almonds and also the cold butter and start mixing it well with your hands to let the butter incorporate into the flour mixture. It should form a lumpy mixture.

In a baking dish, pour the berry mixture and spread it evenly onto the dish. Top it off with the flour butter mixture evenly on the berry surface to form the crust for the berry crisp.

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Place this baking dish on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil to not let the juices overflow at the bottom of the oven. Let the berry crisp bake for about 50 minutes. And voila! Its ready!!

Have it with a scoop of vanilla icecream and I dare you to limit yourself to one serving! :)

Note: You can even divide the mixture into ramekins to make individual portions.

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