Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fresh (Not!) Berry Crisp

For the next few days as I help my mother get her affairs in order, I may be republishing archived posts. Today's post is an archived recipe in honor of Ed. God be with you, Dad.

While we were at church one Sunday, my dad made us a conglomerate lunch of many of his months-old freezer foods and leftovers. There were mini-quiches, pork chops, teriyaki chicken, applesauce, sweet potatoes, two different kinds of green salad, hash browns, whole-wheat bread, brownies, peach cobbler and a pitcher of ice-cold water. It was wonderful and I was very proud of him for doing some purging of his fridge and freezer. However, there wasn't enough peach cobbler for everyone, so I looked up a recipe at AllRecipes.com, did some tweaking to utilize some of my mom's number ten cans of food storage, and this is what we came up with.

(Disclaimer: My mother and husband vehemently insisted that I make it clear that I used CANNED cherries in this recipe, thus the title of this post. However, you CAN use fresh berries!)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix:

4 cups berries or cherries, fresh, frozen or canned
(If you use canned cherries or berries, use all the juice, too.)
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Pour into rectangular casserole dish.

In large mixing bowl, whisk:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

Into this mixture, cut in 1 cup of softened butter until crumbly.

Sprinkle this mixture on top of the berry mixture in the casserole dish and place in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until the filling bubbles and crumb topping is golden brown. We love it with vanilla ice cream!

I am pleased to list this post at...

Tip Junkie's "Talk to me Tuesday",
5 Minutes for Mom's "Tackle It Tuesday",
Tammy's Recipe's "Kitchen Tip Tuesday",
Blessed With Grace's "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday",
and The Lazy Organizer's "Talk About Tuesday".

Check out these awesome homemaking sites for ALL kinds of great ideas!


Amanda said...

Jen- I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You are a true hero.

Kelli said...

seriously... I really miss being near by....Then I could eat this and NOT make it! Hey, do a sushi step by step thing. We were going to by you sushi pj's (Bon, Tracie and myself) but they were like 99.00 and we were like: Uh, no way, Jen would totally kill us! Besides, that's a lot of sushi...

Heidi Boos said...

Sounds delicious!


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AmyG said...

That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sherry said...

Oh, yum! I love crisps and this looks like one we would devour!! :D Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Susie said...

Wow!! Your posting list is a tackle in itself!!

flowerpot said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Can't wait to make it. Thanks!

Melinda said...

Frsh or not it looks yummy! Thanks for sharing, this is one I will definately try. Hope all is well. Love ya

Gray Matters said...

Looks delicious!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum, yum, yum. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am glad you are continuing to participate in Tempt My Tummy. Keep coming back and sharing your good recipes!

happyathome said...

Ooooo, that looks so good! I have an abundance of apples right now so it is apple pie for me this weekend! Stop by my Tackle it Tuesday for a garden breakdown!

Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

I explained I will be using archived post too. Your recipe looks yummy. Canned cherries work for me. I keep the fresh ones to eat raw.

I have two blog post this Tuesday. Photos of our typical morning on my personal blog at http://heartofwisdom.com/heartathome and an explanation of changes we are making at my homeschool blog

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Karen said...

Oh my goodness. That looks wonderful.

Shauna said...

Yummy! Sounds so good! Can't wait to try it :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Woo hoo! Another recipe linked up in my 3rd annual Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange! Perfect! I do love berry crisp!

Thanks for sharing!