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Monday, January 2, 2012

Apple & Blackberry Crisp

What better way to kick off the new year with a warm piece of apple & blackberry crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?


I got this recipe online. I was looking to use up the blackberries I had left from Christmas and wanted to make a tasty dessert! This crisp is delish--similar to the regular apple crisp I've made before, but with a little bit of a new twist! It's fast and easy and you'll love it!

-3 Fuji apples--peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 in. thick
-1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
-1/4 c. granulated sugar
-1/2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

-1/3 c. rolled oats
-1/3 c. almonds, coarsely chopped
-3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
-3 Tbsp. butter, softened

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil an 8x8-inch glass baking dish. In a bowl, toss the apples with the blackberries, sugar and 2 Tbsp. of the flour.

Scrape the filling into the baking dish.

2. In a bowl, toss the oats with the remaining flour and the nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add the butter and rub it thoroughly.

Sprinkle the topping over the filling and bake for 35 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the topping is browned. Let the crisp cool for 10 minutes before serving.

**You can serve it just the way it is but it tastes great with a bit o' vanilla ice cream**

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