Berry Crisp (fresh Berries whatever mix of berries you like)

Berry Crisp (fresh Berries whatever mix of berries you like)


serves 6

Fruit Mixture:

  • 8 cups fresh Berries whatever mix of berries you like

  • ⅓ cup sugar

  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • 1½ Tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1 cup rolled oats (I use regular but you can use quick-cooking if you want)

  • ⅓ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour  (I prefer whole wheat for a richer taste, but you can use regular AP flour)

  • ½ cup butter (1 whole stick), cut into slices


Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Make the fruit mixture:

  1. Place the berries in a large bowl.

  2. Add the sugar, lemon zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt and toss gently.

  3.  Place the cornstarch and lemon juice in a small jar with a lid and shake well.

  4. Pour over the berry mixture and gently toss again until coated.

Spray an 8×8 glass baking dish with cooking spray and add the berry mixture.

Make the crisp topping:

  1. In a food processor, add the oatmeal, sugar and flour and pulse until blended.

  2. Add the sliced butter and pulse until the mixture is well blended.  (If you don’t have a food processor, you will have to do this in a bowl and use two knifes, cutting the butter into the oatmeal mixture until it is well blended.)

Assemble and bake:

  1. Scatter the topping over the fruit.

  2. Bake for about 45 – 50 minutes, until the topping is crisp and brown and the fruit is bubbling.

  3. Remove from oven to let cool and set up a bit until just warm.

  4.  Serve with vanilla ice cream on top.