One of the best parts of summer is berry season. Take full advantage of the abundance and freshness of blackberries by making The Best Blackberry Crisp. The fruit becomes warm and bubbly in the oven and the crunchy streusel topping adds a balance of texture. The Best Blackberry Crisp is a beautiful balance of tartness, sweetness, fruitiness, and richness. Of course, ice cream is a necessary addition as it cools down the dessert.
IngredientsFor the topping: • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1 cup brown sugar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 cup butter, cut into small pieces For the fruit: • 8 cups fresh blackberries, washed and dried • 1/3 cup granulated sugar • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice • ice cream, optional, for serving
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt.
Using a pastry blender (or forks if you don't have one), add the butter and combine until the mixture is crumbly. Place aside.
In another mixing bowl, add the blackberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Stir until coated.
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan and place the fruit mixture on the bottom.
Top with the oat mixture.
Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the crisp topping has turned a golden brown, about 45 minutes.
Allow the crisp to rest for 10-15 minutes before you serve.
Serve with ice cream.