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so berry good

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blackberry crumble

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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!
easy!

*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.

49 thoughts on “so berry good

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Haha…I’m totally obsessed with bowls. My husband complains everytime I come home from Anthropologie with another set! I’m really loving the design on yours…I may have to go shopping this weekend and find a way to sneak the shopping bags into the house!

  1. Life in the Wylde West

    Do you even realize how big my SMILE is right now at this very moment! You love your blackberries and I my raspberries and I’m jus thrilled you had enough to make a yummy dessert out of. Maybe next year I will be as blessed. LOVE all your amazing pictures of the goodness.

    1. soonie2 Post author

      I bet you will have tons of berries next year! I love raspberries too…thinking maybe I should plant some. Thanks so much Tracie…you are just the sweetest!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      I think maybe I’m feeding my birds too well at the feeder and they just didn’t go looking for the berries this year! It’s an easy dessert to make…I only do easy during the summer!

  2. radiatingblossom

    Susan, I really like this new, sleek look of your blog. It’s beautiful…and, nice photos, especially that one of the hand holding the berries. That’s my favorite out of this group. πŸ™‚ Sounds and looks like a delicious recipe too!

  3. Lisa Gordon

    Ooooo, this looks so yummy, Susan.
    I was out photographing our berries this morning.
    Tomorrow morning they get picked, and the Triple Berry pie baking begins. πŸ™‚

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      It was good but now I’m thinking that a triple berry pie would be awesome! Have fun picking…let me know when the pie is ready, I’ll be right over!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Thanks Shirley. We have a few blueberry bushes that were here when we built our house. I guess our property used to be farmland. They are in a partially shaded area, so they are slow to ripen…maybe I should try transplanting them this fall. Did you get any good berries while in Maine?

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Thank you so much. Haven’t really gotten into the stock photo stuff…maybe someday, although Getty did accept a couple photos. I’m still working on putting together a portfolio. For now, I’m just taking it one day at a time, trying to learn as I go. I just really enjoy the whole process of photography! It’s excellent therapy for me!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      While I love blackberry crumble, I enjoy eating them right off the vine…so much healthier too! After I baked that, I turned off the oven and haven’t put it on since! So glad the heatwave finally broke yesterday!

      1. nutsfortreasure

        I am with you me and the dog eat them as fast as I pick them and I like them in my yogurt or on ice cream too but you are right the best berries are dark and right off the vine! πŸ™‚ YUM

  4. mpejovic

    Yum, I love berries! And yes, you’re lucky no critters or birds got to them before you. I wish I could say the same about my garden here. I love berry crumbles and like you, I don’t measure the ingredients.

    1. soonie2 Post author

      They are all gone now…after I picked a bucket, I left the rest for the birds. Now it’s onto blueberry season…may have to hit a local farmstand for those!

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