Blackberry Crisp

by elyn_ryn

This is one easy recipe for a homemade pie! There is no pie crust to make and roll out. Berries are layered into the bottom of the pie dish and then all other ingredients are layered on top of the berries. This is a no-fuss recipe!

The crust is actually a cookie dough topping and it is perfect with the blackberries.

The first time I remember eating this particular blackberry pie was in a restaurant beside the Guadalupe River in the historic district of Gruene (pronounced green), Texas. I can’t remember what entree I ate, but I do remember this dessert. It was made just like my apple crisp (click here for the Apple Crisp recipe) but with blackberries.

The only thing I changed from the restaurant’s version was to add salt to the cookie topping. This is a sweet dessert and the salt balances the flavor.

Unfortunately, the salt amount varies between brands of butter so just using salted butter instead of unsalted butter may or may not add the correct amount.

To fix the salt problem, this recipe calls for unsalted butter.

However, if you substitute salted butter in this recipe and the topping is a little too salty for you, cut back on the added salt amount the next time you make this pie. P.S. This pie is both easy and tasty enough to make more than once!

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Blackberry Crisp
A pie with fresh blackberries and a cookie topping.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Ingredients
Blackberry Filling
Topping
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Blackberry Filling
Topping
Votes: 2
Rating: 3.5
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Instructions
Blackberry Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch round baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Evenly distribute the blackberries in the bottom of the baking dish. Mix together the 2 tablespoons of flour and the brown sugar and sprinkle over the blackberries. Add the vanilla to the melted butter and drizzle over the berries.
Topping
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, mix the flour, granulated sugar, and salt together to blend. Cut the butter into 8 pieces and place (spread out) into the food processor. Blend until the mixture forms a dough. (If you do not have a food processor, work the mixture together by hand or by a mixer.) Break the dough into small pieces and place over the blackberries.
  2. Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. If necessary, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the pie during the last 10 minutes of baking so that it doesn't over-brown.

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