Scratch Made: Peach Blackberry Crisp

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With berry season coming into full swing around here, I found myself with some blackberries that needed to be used this weekend or thrown away.

Yes, I know I could freeze them, but our freezer is tiny, I have no room for them…and I just wanted to make something we could eat now.

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I’m always surprised when we’re left with berries that need to be used; we normally go through them so fast that we’re completely out of any kind of fruit before I buy groceries at the end of the week.

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The same goes for peaches! When they’re ripe, you have to eat them. There’s no getting around that.

But I somehow found myself with extra blackberries and peaches this weekend.

And peaches and berries – especially blackberries and raspberries – are meant to be together in cobblers, crisps, and crumbles.

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Peach Blackberry Crisp

  • 2-3 cups blackberries
  • 3 peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Toss fruit with 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 Tbsp flour and pour into greased 8×8 baking dish.
  3. In separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, sugar, oil, salt, and cinnamon together until combined.
  4. Spread crisp topping over the fruit.
  5. Bake 35-45 minutes or until the topping is browned and fruit is bubbling around the edges.
  6. Serve. Preferably with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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I love the mixture of textures in fruit crisps. The baked fruits soften down to a silky sweet syrupy mess, letting the chewy brown-sugar crisped oat topping shine.

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Crisps are so easy to make, too. As long as you have fruit, flour, oats, and a little sugar, you’re set. No need for fancy ingredients or strange spices or crazy kitchen appliances.

They’re the perfect summer dessert because you can make them with any fruit you have on hand.

Maybe I’ll finally show enough restraint to save some raspberries for a dessert this summer…

 

28 Responses to “Scratch Made: Peach Blackberry Crisp”

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — June 30, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Crisps are delicious. I’m not a fan of fruit pies but could down an entire crisp with no trouble. This looks fabulous!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 30, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Oh so delicious. I love crisps, especially when there are peaches in them!

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    Evan Thomas — June 30, 2010 at 7:40 am

    That sounds like a winner! I never would have thought blackberry and peaches

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    Sarah R — June 30, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I just made a blueberry/raspberry crisp on Monday. It was delicious, but I really love a peach/blueberry combo.

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    Katie @ Health for the Whole Self — June 30, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Hmmmmm looks delicious! :) I love peaches, but I’ve never thought to try them with blackberries before!

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    The Blue-Eyed Bakers — June 30, 2010 at 8:33 am

    How delicious! Those blackberries look positively perfect. We are big fans of a good summer fruit crumble…minimal effort yields completely amazing, delicious, sweet summer results! Thanks for posting…you’ve inspired us!

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    Tracey — June 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

    That looks great, I’ll have to try it for myself. With 6 of us, we rarely have any fruit left over from one week to the next.

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    eatingmachine — June 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

    i’m jealous blackberries are already ripe for you! we’ve got like a month to wait here!

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    Lauren @ WWoB — June 30, 2010 at 9:01 am

    This looks so good and easy! Served warm with a little vanilla coconut milk ice cream…..NOM!

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    missyrayn — June 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I have a hard time having extra berries. They are my snack for lunches and dinners and usually make their way into my breakfasts as well.

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    Erica — June 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I agree! I’ve made several crisps this year already and love them. They may be my most favorite dessert. blackberries are so incredible right now too. Great job!

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    Marina — June 30, 2010 at 10:21 am

    mhm, blackberries and peaches! I bet this goes so well with a glass of cold milk.

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    Lauren — June 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I can not think of a more fitting use for fruit then in a crisp! This has to be my favorite summer dessert! :)

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    Lindsay — June 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I cannot get enough blackberries and this crisp looks in credible. I’m a fan of peaches too and never thought to put them together.

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    Shannon — June 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    i’m the same way with fruit! it never lasts long enough to play with :) but this sounds awesome, and looks even better! good enough to make before eating my way through the box ;)

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    glutenfreemuse — June 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Brandi,

    Oh my goodness, I think I just fell in love :-) I love love love fruit cobblers and crisps! Fortunately enough, they are just as easy made with GF ingredients! Just replace the Oats with GF Oats and the flour with GF Baking Mix Flour and you are set! Thanks for the tantalizing photos!

    ~Alyssa

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    Jen — June 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I think I’m in love! Yumm!!!

    Jen
    http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

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    Rosey Rebecca — June 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Mmm. That looks so good! I think you posted a crisp recipe last summer that I followed and it was delicious!

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    Cammy@ClassroomConfessions — June 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    That looks amazing! Can’t believe it’s from scratch! A perfect summer treat :)

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    sarahsscrumptioussamplings — June 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Ooooh I love fruity desserts in the summer :) And I think I’m going to have to make that crisp…

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    actorsdiet — June 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    yum! i’ve never made a crisp/cobbler before but i’m planning on doing it soon.

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    Michelle — June 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    That looks sooo delicious!

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    CaSaundra — July 1, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Ooo peach and blackberries do sound like a heavenly combo! :-)

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