Black and Blueberry Crisp

"Crisp are the perfect, no-fuss dessert for hosting friends and family! They're fresh, flavorful, and hands down one of the easiest desserts to make (i.e. you’re guaranteed to look like a baking rockstar). When hosting, prepare the crisp before your guests arrive and pop it in the oven as you’re serving the main course for a fresh-from-the-oven treat everyone will love. Be sure to serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I prefer to make this crisp with an equal amount of blueberries and blackberries, but you can customize the recipe to your liking - just make sure you use 4 cups of berries total. Happy baking!"
-- @busygirlbaking
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 50mins
Serves or Makes: 1 Fruit Crisp

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  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and dry berries, removing any stems still attached.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, mix together berries, lemon juice, lemon zest, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Place mixture in a 9x9 baking dish.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, mix together oats, flour, almonds, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and pour on top of dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

  • Step 4

    Evenly distribute the oat topping over the berry mixture. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top of the crisp for added texture (optional).

  • Step 5

    Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the oat topping is golden brown and the berries are actively bubbling around the edges of your pan.

  • Step 6

    Let your crisp rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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