This crisp is so good! It is nice to take advantage of summer harvests and use fresh berries instead of frozen. The flavors compliment each other nicely and it doesn’t take all day to put this one together. Try it, you’re whole family will be glad you did.
2 large Apples (i used red delicious since the berries would be tart.) peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 cup sugar
12 ounces fresh raspberries
12 ounces fresh blackberries
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice of half a lemon or about 2 Tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup quick oats (not instant)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, berries, cinnamon, lemon zest & lemon peel, stir gently to avoid breaking berries. Place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Set aside.
For topping combine all ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Place on top of berry mixture making sure berries are covered evenly. Place into preheated oven and cook for 35 -45 minutes.
Cool on cooling rack for at least 20 minutes. Serve with ice cream if desired.