Fill your home with the fabulous smell of apples, blackberries and cinnamon with this easy homemade apple blackberry crisp recipe! Bake until hot and serve with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect after dinner treat!
This post was created for Dixie Crystals by BigBearsWife, post and words written are 100% mine as always.
PRINTABLE RECIPE ON DIXIE CRYSTALS SITE – LINK BELOW! BUT BLOG POST IS FULL OF “HOW TO MAKE IT”, TIPS, INFORMATION AND FAQ
Fruit filled crisp desserts are so easy to make and I really love them because you can use all kinds of fruits to create a dessert that is perfect for your taste! Apple crisps were one of my favorite go-to desserts for years but today we’re adding blackberries to it and it is so deliciously perfect. I love how tart and bubbly the blackberries are after being baked.
What kind of apples should I use for a crisp?
I would suggest using honeycrisp apples or golden delicious apples for crisps. They both hold up great for baking. Just make sure to slice them thin before baking them in the pie so that they get super soft.
Do I really need to peel the apples for this recipe?
In my opinion, Yes! I just don’t love baked apple peels in my crisp desserts, but if you’re ok with them you can leave them on.
Does this recipe REALLY need the sugar and lemon juice mixed in with the apples and blackberries?
YES! I tried it both ways. You need the sugar and lemon juice to help pull the juices from the blackberries when baked.
When I tried the recipe without the sugar and lemon juice with the apples and blackberries, I ended up with a super DRY crisp filling.
QUICK GLANCE AT INGREDIENTS FOR Apple Blackberry Crisp:
- 3 honey crisp apples
- 12 ounces blackberries
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups oats
PRINTABLE RECIPE ON DIXIE CRYSTALS SITE – LINK BELOW!
How To Make Apple Blackberry Crisp: A Step By Step Guide:
We’re baking this crisp at 350F, so go ahead and preheat the oven.
Core, peel, and thinly slice apples. I use one of those apple cutters that slice and core the apple at the same time. It makes pretty thick slices so I just cut those in half. You don’t want the apple slices too big or they won’t cook completely in the allotted time.
Toss the apple slices and blackberries into a bowl.
Sprinkle with sugar and mix. This will help draw the juices out of the blackberries. If you leave this and the lemon juice out, you may end up with a very bone dry crisp filling.
Pour into a deep dish pie dish or a baking dish.
Make the topping mixture according to recipe directions.
Bake according to recipe directions and let cool.
Perfect served as is but even better with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
Frequently Asked Questions
You want to use an apple like a honey crisp apples, granny smith apples or golden delicious apples. I used honey crisp apples for this particular recipe but I also really love goldens.
Sometimes I make crisp toppings using yellow cake mix, butter and sugar…like I did for my favorite Apple Crisp recipe.
More Crisp and Cobbler Recipes:
- Easy Peach Crisp
- The Best Apple Crisp
- Homemade Strawberry Cobbler
- Semi Homemade Blueberry Crisp
- Patriotic Cobbler – Strawberry Blueberry Crisp
Apple Blackberry Crisp
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