Blackberry Crisp for One

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Blackberry Crisp for One

When I was a kid I thought all grandparents lived in the country (like this was some sort of prerequisite to being a grandparent, lol!).

I think this is not only because both sets of my grandparents live in the country (and because of that song kids sing about going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house!), but because the country feels so homey. Tall corn fields, bubbling brooks, green meadows with lovely spotted cows…the scent of freshly mown grass and baking bread in the air. It’s the perfect place for grandparents to live, at least to a child.

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As a kid in summer, a trip to my grandparents’ house meant blackberries to my sister and I. We’d run over to the field where they grew and greedily pick as many as we could, sometimes with pint baskets in hand but more often than not, without. They were sweet and delicious, still warm from the sun. We’d go running back to the house, hands and faces stained with berry juice. For my mom, there was never any question as to where we had been.

I still love blackberries and they still signify summertime and lazy days to me. This dessert is perfect for those summer nights when you want a sweet treat for one, but it can be easily adjusted to feed however many you like.

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Blackberry Crisp for One

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Blackberry Crisp for One

Ingredients

    Blackberry Filling:
  • 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • Crisp Topping:
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • Other:
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional, for serving)
  • Butter, to grease the pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F; lightly grease an individual-sized gratin dish with butter.
  2. Toss together all ingredients for the blackberry filling in a medium bowl, and transfer to the prepared dish.
  3. For the topping, use a fork to cut the butter into the flour, then mix in the brown sugar; use your fingers to crumble in the rolled oats and cinnamon. Sprinkle the crumble on top of the berries.
  4. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the crisp is browned on top, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Serve the crisp warm or at room temperature, topped with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
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  1. says

    Gorgeous photo of the blackberries…all of the photos, really (as usual!) :) This looks amazing and perfect for portion control AND summer! Happy weekend, Faith!

  2. says

    that’s simply to die for.

    i’m a big fan of having dinner, clearing the table, relaxing for a spell, then having dessert. Dessert just seconds after the meal feels like you’re trying to stuff everything in, or like the meal was sub-par and you need to gloss it over with dessert.

    so, natch, i’m a big fan of quick desserts you can whip up during the in-between time.

    happy summer!

  3. says

    Blackberry crisp for one? Where’s yours then, since I want this one!

    Your grandparents’ home sounds idyllic. My grandparents loved for a while oin a lake in rural New Hampshire when I was a kid. There were wild blueberries frowing in the woods around their house. I remember fondly hunting for the tiny fruit and having homemade blueberry pie later. Thanks for reminding me.

  4. says

    We all lived in the country when I was young and picking berries in the heat of the summer is one of my childhood memories – although they were huckleberries. Crumbles are my favorite and your blackberry crumble looks divine! You’ve really captured the country feeling in your photos, too :)

  5. says

    I’m with you, I always thought grandparents lived in special places.. great looking blackberries and perfect for a special treat for oneself!

  6. says

    hahah…I thought my grandpa played for the NY Giants…so …ya know ;) This looks amazing. Crumbles and crisps are my favorite desserts!

  7. says

    Crisps are probably my all-time favorite dessert…but since I live alone I usually don’t get to enjoy them! Thanks for the single serving option – I’ll definitely be trying this out!

  8. says

    We used to pick blackberries as kids too! My grandparents had wild bushes growing down the path from their cottage. A lovely story and a lovely dessert my friend. Thanks for sharing!

  9. says

    We have that in common, my grandparents lived in the country too. What IS up with that? I loved spending summers with them and waking to the sound of the rooster crowing and goats baa-ing. The photos are stupendous, and the crisp looks so homey and inviting, esp with the ice cream melting on top!

  10. says

    Tragically, my grandparents also lived in the city so I never got that grandparents-in-the-countryside experience. I can, however, appreciate a good crisp and this looks delicious!

  11. says

    This does look amazing!!! It’s not just homey and comforting, but elegant and fresh too!! You’re too funny on country living being a prerequisite for grandparents hahahaa!! I have to try this crisp, it’s too delicious looking to pass on!

  12. says

    Awwww….you make me miss country life. I grew up in the country side. The air and scenery ….. just miss it all. Beautiful dessert with blackberries. I would eat that for breakfast…mmm

  13. says

    What a sweet story! I didn’t learn the joys of blackberry picking until very recently… but I love eating a blackberry fresh off the bush and heated from the sun!

  14. says

    Cute post, Faith :) It was a wonderful time when all grandparents lived over the river and through the woods. What wonderful memories and what a delicious dessert!

  15. says

    I love your blackberry picking memories! Wild blackberries grew all over our farm when I was small, but they\’re not quite as plentiful now. The cultivated ones are good and will do in a pinch, but just don\’t have the same bold flavor. This is a lovely crumble- individual desserts are perfect for us! :)

  16. says

    Your blackberry crisp looks amazing! I’m drooling now and craving for one! Gotta go get some blackberries tomorrow morning and try this!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I always appreciate it. :) Take care and hope to see you back soon.

    Amy

  17. says

    fact: ice cream melting over any fruit dessert is magnificent to behold. and i must say, your scoop of ice cream is a perfect orb–well done! :)

  18. says

    What a lovely crumble! My grandparents have a huge plantation style house and the acreage is filled with blackberry and other berry bushes, plus the wondrous cherry trees.
    Such a fun and delicious post Faith :)

  19. says

    I didn’t know it until I read this- that I could use a recipe to make a crumble for one and not just to make the rest of the family jealous, lol! Seriously Faith, this is one gorgeous and delicious dessert;-)

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