Saturday, November 8, 2008

Apple Berry Crisp

Apple season! This crisp is soooo good, and is easy to make. It can be made with a variety of fruits. I like apples with cherries, blueberries or strawberries. Warms the heart and home!

Preheat oven to 375.

Crisp Topping:
6 tbsp butter, cut into chunks
3/4 cup brown sugar (you could try a bit less as I sometimes find this too sweet)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats (can use chopped almonds instead)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg, cinnamon

Work the butter into other ingredients with hands or pastry blender until crumbly (this is a great job for kids. They can use their hands to mix it.)

Filling:
2 pounds apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1 cup blueberries or other red berries
toss with 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp lemon zest

put apple mixture in bottom of a gratin dish or high-sided skillet.
Pile crisp topping on top of apples and bake at 375 for about 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Let cool a bit and eat! Can serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.