When we returned home from the Berkshires
there were hundreds of ripe blackberries waiting to be picked
this is the first time in years that I actually got to them before the birds!
while I love eating them fresh off the vine
I needed a quick dessert for a dinner party
so I whipped up an old favorite – blackberry crumble
just add some sugar and a bit of cinnamon to the berries (any kind of berries)
put them in a large baking dish (or individual dishes as I did here)
mix up a topping of butter, oats and chopped almonds
crumble mixture on top of berries and bake in a 350 degree over for approximately 20 minutes
or until the topping is golden brown
yummy with whip cream or a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
*I don’t have exact measurements as I usually wing it each time I make it. The topping should have enough butter to make it nice and moist.