Mountain Berry Crisp

  • Mountain Berry Crisp
    Mountain Berry Crisp is a great way to show off fresh summer berries
  • Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries getting together for some fun
    Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries getting together for some fun
  • Spreading the crisp topping across the berries
    Spreading the crisp topping across the berries
  • The crisp is done when the topping turns a golden brown
    The crisp is done when the topping turns a golden brown

Description

This Mountain Berry Crisp recipe brings strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries together to create a scrumptious dessert that shows off the berries interesting flavors and textures.

This crisp recipe works with fresh or frozen berries. If fresh berries are in season and available, make it with fresh berries.  

If it's being made in the winter or when fresh berries aren't readily available make it with frozen berries, which are usually better and more affordable than the "fresh" berries in grocery stores during the middle of winter.  

Since both fresh and frozen berries release a lot of liquid during the cooking process, an option, if you prefer a thicker filling, is to add 1 or 2 tsps of corn starch to the fruit when it is being mixed together.  

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1-1/4 cups butter, chilled
1-1/4 cup white sugar, divided
1-1/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2-1/2 tsps cinnamon, divided
16 oz strawberries
12 oz blueberries
12 oz blackberries
12 oz raspberries

Details

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10 servings

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Instructions

If you're using fresh fruit give everything a good wash and remove any stems.  If you're using frozen fruit take it out of the freezer and defrost it in a colander in the sink to drain off any excess water. 

Cut the blackberries and strawberries into large bite sized pieces.  Mix all the fruit with a 1/4 cup of white sugar and a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and place the mixed up, but not confused, fruit in a 9 by 13 pan.

In a mixer combine the flour, sugar, rolled oats, butter, brown sugar, and 2 tsp of cinnamon for 3 to 4 minutes on medium until the butter has been completely incorporated into the mixture.    

Spread the flour and butter mixture evenly on top of the fruit.  

Bake in a 350℉ degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.  The crisp is done when it's a nice golden brown.

Mountain Berry Crisp crisp can be served on its own, with whip cream, or ice cream. It's particularly delicious with Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream and Bourbon Brown Sugar Sauce.

Notes

Don't worry about exact measurements for the fruit, a few more strawberries or a few less blueberries aren't going to matter.  

What did matter in our testing was making sure to cut the strawberries and blackberries into bite sized pieces, which helped distribute the fruits' flavors and textures throughout the crisp.

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Mountain Berry Crisp Recipe

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Last Updated

January 31, 2017