Peach Blackberry Crisp

At the farmers market last weekend, I was searching for pears to make a crisp for some dinner guests (my parents) but was surprised to find only one person selling them. Since we’ve had such a weird summer/fall the fruits and vegetables have been coming later than we are used to (I’m still getting ripe tomatoes and it’s October). The lady I was talking to at the farmers market was telling me that this is one of the latest berry seasons she’s seen and highly recommended that I get some blackberries and peaches as this was one of the last weekends to get them.

I figured that the sweetness of the peaches would balance the tartness of the blackberries (the original recipe calls for a sweeter pear mixed with the tartness of lemon juice) so I went with it. The flavors mixed really well together, and perfectly balanced each other out in this beautiful crisp. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Peach Blackberry Crisp

Ingredients:
4 cups peaches, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (skin can stay on)
2 cups blackberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup regular oats

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine peaches and blackberries in a 2-quart baking dish, toss together
3. Combine granulated sugar, cornstarch, and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon and nutmeg, stir to combine
4. Add cornstarch mixture to fruit mixture, toss to coat
5. Place flour, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt in a food processor; process until combined
6. Add butter process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add oats pulse 2 times
7. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over fruit mixture
8. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature


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One thought on “Peach Blackberry Crisp

  1. Wow this looks like a really delicious dessert! I’m thinking of possibly trying out this recipe! I love desserts that have fruit in them. Makes me feel a little less guilty about eating a little extra treat after a long and stressful day.

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