Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Apple Blackberry Crisp

I had some blackberries in the fridge, that I had to use before they spoiled.  I didn't have enough to make a pie or cobbler.   I was perusing various Blackberry recipes and a recipe for Apple Blackberry Pie caught my eye.  I would have never thought of pairing Apples and Blackberries before now. but  then the light bulb went off in my head, and thought that  I could make an Apple Blackberry Crisp. I love making crisps with the rolled oats in the topping, and it's a great way to showcase the fruit. In the waning days of summer fruit, don't miss the opportunity to pair apples and blackberries.It's wonderful. In Northern Illinois, the apple harvest has been hampered by the drought.  Hopefully, I will be able to get some good apples, before the orchard apples are gone.

I have made many crisps in my day, but they have mostly been apples crisp, and a few peach crisps. I was pleasantly surprised, when I took the first spoonful of the Apple Blackberry Crisp, because of the wonderful blending of the sweet apples, and somewhat tart blackberries with the  rolled oat and brown sugar topping. Amaazing!  Also, there were fewer seeds, with an apple blackberry combo. The filling was only the apples, blackberries, and cinnamon, but the fruit had the right amount of juice.  I used Jonagold apples with the blackberries. This variety is good for baking, with a tart, sweet fruit. if you make this apple blackberry combo, you won't be disappointed.  Enjoy

Apple Blackberry Crisp- enough for a shallow 10" pie plate or 8X8 square pan- 375 degree oven

 I use a pastry blender to make the topping.  If you don't have a pastry blender, you can cut in the butter with two knives, or use your food processor.

3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbsp butter
3 large Jonagold apples, or any baking apple of your choice
6 oz. blackberries
More cinnamon to taste.

1. Combine first 4 ingredients and cut in butter until crumbly, like small peas, and refrigerate until the apples are peeled, sliced and cored. .
2. Peel, slice and core apples. I use an apple slicer, which makes this step much easier. Sprinkle more cinnamon over the fruit, if desired.

3. Spray 10" pie plate or 8 X8 pan,, and pile apples and blackberries into pan. Take topping out of fridge, and spread the topping over the fruit..  Bake in 375 degree oven 35-40 min., until apples are tender and topping is golden. Then, turn oven up to 400 degrees for five min. to "crisp" topping. Cool on rack.
 Serve warm-Enjoy Fall!

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  1. Hi Becky, this look delicious and appetizing. Love the combination especially apple and cinnamon. I love them.

    Have a nice day

    1. Amelia,
      I love cinnamon with many things, including apples. this crisp is so good with the crunchy topping and the fruit!

  2. Replies
    1. Claudia,
      I would have never thought to combine the flavors, but they work well. Sweet apples, and tart blackberries make for a wonderful crisp.

  3. I have never tasted apple and blackberry together - it obviously works a charm :)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      Apples and blackberries pair very well together, plus there are fewer seeds:)

  4. Blackberry and apple crisp is just the best - we always ate it in England. Yours looks simply delicious :)
    Mary x

    1. Mary,
      I had never had apple Blackberry Crisp before, but I'll be making it again. i may have to wait 'till summer, but it's on my list.

  5. Medeja.
    This crisp is so good, I've been eating it for breakfast.

  6. This is great, Becky! I would've never paired the 2 either. It's a great combo of flavors for sure, that I want to try!

    1. Thanks, Pam. The apple- blackberry pairing works well together. I'll be making this one again.

  7. Hi Becky. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I'm glad you did or I'd never have thought of combining apples and blackberries together ... don't know why tho, since I usually throw things together willy-nilly :)

    1. Hi
      Nice of you to visit my blog. Apples and blackberries make a good combo, who new? Not me, until I put them together, so good.

  8. Becky, I just love your apple and blackberries together in a totally delicious and crunch crisp that I would enjoy for breakfast or a fun and yummy snack. Your photos are amazing, as well:DDD


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