As of late, my mind has been on making sense of the mess going on in the world. One thing that brings me back to a place of centeredness is getting in the kitchen and cooking. After a trip of foraging at the local grocery store I was able to find some fresh berries. For this I am grateful. I love to have a bit of freshness in my meals, but this dish is not that. This dish is all about comfort for me and my family. So, stay with me as I walk you through how to make a mixed berry crisp.
Gather Your Berries of Choice
To make a mixed berry crisp you need a mixture of berries. If using strawberries, be sure to cut them in to four pieces. You are more than welcome to use one variety of berries if you choose, you would just need 9 cups of berries. Just know that for this recipe this serves heaping portions to 6 people. 3 cups of three different berries will do just fine. The fresher the better but you can make this mixed berry crisp with frozen berries if it is all you have on hand.
How to Make a Mixed Berry Crisp
Once again, using fresh berries is always best. When you add the ingredients to make the berry mixture, be sure to be gentle in your stirring. Use the fold method if you find that it works best for you. This recipe uses raspberry balsamic vinegar for a subtle kick. Fresh lemon zest cuts through the heaviness of the sugar making this dish comforting and enjoyable.
How to Make an Oatmeal Crisp
The key to making a nice oatmeal crisp is the cane and brown sugar, flour, and COLD butter. Some people like to grate the cold butter into the flour mixture, while others will cut it up in chunks. It is entirely up to you. The end result of making a perfect oatmeal crisp is a crumbly mixture as showing the picture above.
- 3 cups of blackberries or blueberries
- 3 cups of raspberries
- 3 cups of strawberries, quartered
- 1/3 cane sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 old fashion oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
Make the Berry Mixture
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice the strawberries and add to a large bowl along with the blueberries, blackberries, ans raspberries. Gently mix.
- Sprinkle in sugar, flour, balsamic vinegar, and lemon zest. Once again, gently mix and pour into greased 12 inch cast iron pan.
Make the Crumble Mixture
- Combine all of the ingredients for the crumble mixture together until it is nice and crumbly.
- Pour the crumbly mixture evenly over the berries.
- Bake until the cumble mixture is crisp and golden brown. It should take approx. 40 minutes. You should also see the berry mixture bubbling underneath.
- Allow the mixed berry crisp to cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream and ENJOY!
If you do not have a 12 inch cast iron skillet, an 8x13 casserole dish will do just fine.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 11gSugar: 43gProtein: 5g