Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mixed Berry Crisp

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, and thankfully we survived with no major issue.  Even more thankfully, at least in the minds of my children, Halloween was not canceled or postponed.  As they went off trick or treating I decided to make a treat of my own.

I had a bunch of frozen berries in the freezer and decided it was time to use them and make some room in my always crowded freezer.  What do do with these lovely berries? Hmm.. a berry crisp? Yep, a berry crisp.

Far better than any Halloween candy I can think of, don't you agree?

Mixed Berry Crisp

For the topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
6 tbsp vegan butter, cut into pieces
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

For the filling:
~12 oz frozen blueberries, thawed
~12 oz frozen strawberries, thawed
~12 oz frozen raspberries, thawed
3 tbsp flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl add all of the topping ingredients. With your fingers, potato masher, fork or pastry cutter mix ingredients until it resembles large crumbs.  Set aside.

In a large bowl mix the filling ingredients and stir to incorporate.

In a lightly greased casserole dish add the filling and top with the crumb topping.  Place in the oven for 40 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is golden brown.  Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

Note: Since fresh berries are not in season I used frozen but fresh would work as well.
Note: The filling quantities for the fruit do not need to be exact- I estimated based on what was left in each of the open frozen bags of fruit I used.

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