Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Berry Apple Crisp





Berry Apple Crisp is my all-time favorite non-chocolate dessert! I have dreams about my fiance's Great Grandma Daniel's Apple Crisp recipe, which is delightfully autumnal with apples and cinnamon. What's a girl to do in the summertime? Throw in some berries! Strawberries and blueberries taste like summer to me, and with the addition of bright lemon zest and honey, this dish is transformed into the perfect summer cookout/picnic dessert! 



Berry Apple Crisp
Makes 10-12 servings
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients
5 Fuji apples
16 oz strawberries
6 oz blueberries
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)

1. Grease a large baking pan (at least 9 x 13) and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Peel, core, and thinly slice apples. Slice strawberries.
3. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
4. Mix apples, strawberries, blueberries, lemon zest, honey, and half of the brown sugar mixture and pour into the greased pan.
5. Mix white sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Mix in one egg with a fork until the mixture is uniformly crumbly.
6. Pour crumble topping over fruit. Top with the remainder of the brown sugar mixture, followed by the melted butter.
7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Serve cold or warm with a dollop of whipped cream.


Grease a baking pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. And wash your berries! Mmmm pretty summer berries.

Peel and core the apples. I'm admittedly not very good at this... I cut too much apple away with the skin! I think it's just something that takes practice.

Thinly slice the apples. Don't munch on too many slices as you go or your berry apple crisp won't be very apple-y!


Slice the gorgeous strawberries.

Zest the lemon and get ready for your kitchen to smell amazing!

Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon *googly eyes*


Mix the blueberries, strawberries, apples, lemon zest, honey, and half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture and pour into the greased pan.

Mix white sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Mix in one egg with a fork until the mixture is uniformly crumbly. This will take a minute or two, but eventually the egg will moisten little chunks of the dry ingredients and the mixture will have little crumbles throughout.

This is what it will look like! Some crumbles are bigger than others, but there aren't any smooth floury parts anymore.

Pour the crumble mixture over the fruit.

Pour the rest of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over the crumble topping.

And here is where it gets REALLY heavenly... pour a stick of melted butter on top of the whole darn thing.

Just... Ugh. There are no words.


Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve warm OR cold with a dollop of whipped cream! Paul's family traditionally serves it cold, but I think I like it warm.

I actually LOVE this more than apple pie! The crumb topping is crispy and buttery and sugary and perfectly contrasts the soft, saucy fruit. And the gorgeous purple color from the strawberries and blueberries? So good! Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. CAN'T WAIT to feature this in the mag. so yummy!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! It's so summery and sweet!

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  2. Wow!!! It look so yummy!!! I will try to do it so beautiful and delicious (I`m shure about that!) as you are)))
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    1. Why thank you! I hope you enjoy it :) And your blog looks so fun!

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  3. Hi I have just found your lovely Blog, I will be making you French toast tomorrow for mother day breakfast.

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