Saturday, November 12, 2011

Janice's Apple Blackberry Crisp

Beautiful finish to a holiday meal. The nutrition facts are at Calorie Count - know your calories and enjoy a bit of sweet. If a regular sized slice does not fit in to your day's calories, a half slice will still be very satisfying.

Apple Blackberry Crisp


4 apples - Rome apples are good for this, but so are Winesap - I bet Granny Smiths would be terrific too!
2 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plus 2 T flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 cup butter


Preheat oven - 400 F.

Spray Pam in a 2 quart casserole dish.

Core and slice the apple into chunks about 1/4 inch thick - peeling is optional but traditional, unfortunately, it also peels off a lot of the nutrition. Heat in a large pot over low heat for about 10 minutes, stir a lot.

Remove from heat and stir in the berries.

Combine the regular sugar and 2 T of the flour, stir in to the fruit, then pour into the casserole.

In a medium sized bowl, stir 1 cup of flour, the brown sugar and cinnamon. Then "cut" in the butter as you would if you were making baking powder biscuits using a cutting motion with a fork over stirring a little every now and then to coat the butter with the dry ingredients. Keep it up until you have some coarse crumbs no larger than pea sized.

Sprinkle the mix over the filling and bake for 30 minutes or until the crumbs are nicely browned.

Delicious as is. If you are one of those that needs to add calories to your day, top with a dollop of freshly made whipped cream.

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