The grocery store had some fresh blackberries on sale this week so I thought I would give them a try. Now had we eaten the blackberries alone that would have been a nice healthy snack, but instead I thought I would try a dessert with them and made a blackberry crumble. As I have mentioned before, baking isn’t my thing, but crumbles are pretty easy for just about anyone. So since blackberries have lots of good things in them do you think it negates the not-so-good things I also included in the recipe? Isn’t that the way cooking math is supposed to be? Hubby and T both enjoyed the blackberry crumble also, although T wasn’t feeling overly photogenic tonight (he approved this picture though).
Anyone-Can-Make-This Blackberry Crumble
I promise you can make this – you can easily substitute other types of berries if you like or mix multiple types together even. Whatever floats your boat. It’s just a very simple recipe I threw together.
- 2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar (yes another one)
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- pinch of salt
- French vanilla ice cream
(We used Blue Bunny because I have been following them on Twitter (@Blue_Bunny)
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. In a small baking dish place the berries on the bottom. Sprinkle with the first 1/4 cup of sugar. If your berries are very sweet you can use less, adjust to your liking. Now sprinkle the lemon juice over the top. In a small bowl use a fork to combine flour, sugar, butter, and salt. Just smash & mix it around for a minute or two until it has just small lumps in it. Now sprinkle all over the top of the blackberries. Place on center rack of oven and bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream.