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Blackberry Crisp

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! —Marliss Lee, Independence, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° until filling is bubbly, 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 576 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Milton
    Jul 6, 2020

    I made this times five and baked it for 50 minutes . Turned out awesome. Easy and quick . Great recipe.

  • Angie
    Mar 19, 2020

    This is so simple yet has everything to make your crisp to die for. I used unsalted butter for an even lower sodium count.

  • knollbrookcook
    Dec 21, 2018

    This turned out good. Made it just as it says but it was way too much for two people. I think it would serve three or four easily especially when you put the ice cream with it.

  • Meleena
    Aug 5, 2017

    I LOVE this recipe!! its the perfect blend of sweet and crispy ?? also super easy to make....I doubled it with no problems....YUM YUM

  • Starlakay
    Jul 31, 2017

    I used this recipe as written only used my gas bbq to bake it in. 20 minutes later total YUM!

  • NanZim
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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