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Blackberry Crisp Recipe

Blackberry Crisp Recipe

I adapted this comforting dessert from a recipe my mother-in-law gave to me. Hers fed a family with nine growing kids who were never full, so there was never any left. When I make my downsized version, there are never any leftovers either!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • 1. Place blackberries in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and lemon juice until smooth. Pour over berries. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over berries.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 576 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Blackberry Crisp

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 253016
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"We harvest plenty of blackberries from our garden every summer so I am often looking for desserts that use them. I think this is my husband's favorite blackberry dessert. I usually double the recipe (using about 5 cups of blackberries) and bake it in an 8x8-inch baking pan. I plan to use the topping for other fruit crisps too."

Emmy__Ann User ID: 7606597 91075
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"I have been making this recipe for a few years now and it has become a must have with all of our friends. They practically beg me to make it :) I've used this recipe as well as a base recipe and just mixed or used different fruit altogether! Thanks for sharing!"

rachie26 User ID: 7487081 67236
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"I didn't like the recipe. I cooked it for 10 minutes longer and the crisp did not taste done. It did not have enough sugar or corn starch in it. I wouldn't make it again without totally changing the amount of sugar, flour, cornstarch and time to cook it."

Jill Heinbuch User ID: 5142097 77541
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"I didn't have enough blackberries so I added some blueberries as well and it was super yummy. My family wasted no time eating it up."

kzdrowak820 User ID: 6956031 67234
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I love this recipe. It was the perfect way to use up all of the fresh blueberries I picked with my family.

For a more detailed review, I have posted about it on my blog, healthy Living Revelations"

Amberdawnis User ID: 6839161 91229
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"Absolutely delicious!

I did triple the fruit, ( and all that went
with it, sugar,corn starch, water and lemon juice)
And then I quadrupled the oat flour mixture:)
I was feeding a crowd!"

Xzercie User ID: 3685685 138449
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"I love this recipe! I have made it several times and it is easy as well as delicious. The hardest part is picking the berries. I always use old fashioned oats because that is what I buy and it works just fine. I have multiplied the recipe and taken it to events and it is always a big hit. The ice cream is optional because the crisp is wonderful all by itself. Make it! Just do it!"

Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 77540
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"Blackberries are my favorite summer treat. They are worth the difficult picking and cuts from thorns. I really like this because the taste of the berries is not spoiled with too much sugar. It has just the right amount."

leslierea User ID: 6197804 56479
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"the only thing i would change is put little more crisp topping other then that it was PERFECT!"

NorCalEllen User ID: 6151173 130259
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"I made this recipe with my eleven year old niece (she did most of it) and we were delighted that it was a good to eat as it was easy to make. We used long-cooking oats as that's what I had and it was great!"

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 205865
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Wonderful, especially with vanilla ice cream on top! Big enough for four people."

sioux13208 User ID: 1021424 53512
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"I was looking for a crisp recipe to use some fresh blackberries and came across this. I looked at my blackberries and saw they had gone bad so I used a combination of frozen blackberries, a Dole berry blend with strawberries and blueberries, and some fresh blueberries (about 3 c. of fruit). Then I used one plus a half of the amounts of all the ingredients and a little extra cornstarch and lemon juice. It turned out awesome!"

alwaysmnm User ID: 1925756 57508
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Made this when blackberries went on sale. So delicious and easy to make!"

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 205864
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"I used frozen berries, so I changed the receipes by adding a spoon full more of sugar and I covered the top with tin foil for the last 10 minutes. Very good desert."

sandyraebriggs User ID: 1515365 205863
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2009

"My family loved this. I served it warm with vanilla ice cream in small glass bowls for the four of us.The recipe said 2 servings but it served all four."

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