Blackberries and apricots

When you have no job and summer fruit aplenty…

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I’d say it’s pie time we do some baking!  [har har har] 

In this case, an apricot/blackberry crisp was on the menu.

*Note: to make this recipe vegan, substitutions are indicated in parenthesis (ie exchange the butter for Earth Balance and the brown sugar for turbinado sugar). 

Step 1: Wash, pit, and chop 12-15 apricots (into bite sized pieces)

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Step 2: Prep crumble crust (fruit topping) in separate mixing bowl

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  • 1/3 c. butter or margarine (sub Earth Balance for vegan recipe)
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar (sub turbinado sugar for vegan recipe)
  • 3/4 c. oats
  • 1/4 c. flour

Step 3: Mix together dry ingredients.  Blend in butter until mixture forms small clumps.

Step 4: Add 2 containers of washed blackberries to chopped apricots, along with:

  • 1/2 cup sugar (sub 1/3 cup agave nectar for vegan recipe – I use Xagave)
  • 3 T cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Make sure to first mix sugar and cornstarch to remove any lumps and then add vanilla and gently stir it into the fruit. 

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Step 5: Place fruit mix into a lightly buttered (or vegetable sprayed) 9 x13 baking dish.

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Step 6: Add crumble topping to cover the fruit.

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Step 7: Bake in 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until topping is lightly browned and fruit is cooked and bubbling up through the topping.

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Step 8: Remove and wait patiently for the crumble to cool.

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It may feel like time is standing still…

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But it’s better than burning off your taste buds altogether.

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When the aroma gets to the point of intoxicatingly delicious…so much so that you can’t stand it any longer…serve it up!

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Step 9: Enjoy!

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Now that’s a summer dessert that is too good to pass up!

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Comments (15)

  1. Kerry

    Mm that looks so delicious! Yummy!! xx

  2. Diana

    A great way to use up tons of extra fruit… love it!

  3. Sarah (GF vegan)

    I love fruit cobbles (or fruit crumbles, as we call them over here). Great fruit combo! x

  4. Meg

    I love crumbles/cobblers! They’re so perfect for summer!

  5. Maggie

    Oh, my. Wouldn’t that be good with some coconut ice cream?

  6. Serena

    There is NOTHING like a fruit crumble with natural summer fruits :) Oh yum!

  7. Carbzilla

    That looks like an AMAZING flavor combo! I’m glad you said to wait patiently because I could already imagine burning the roof of my mouth shamelessly.

  8. Run Sarah

    That looks awesome – I love cobbler/crumbles so much more than pies, and they’re so much easier to make!

  9. Rachael

    Off to pick blackberries right now…..nothing like a good cobbler picture to motivate!

  10. Candace

    yummy can’t wait to make this!

  11. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover

    YAY for fresh fruit!
    Thanks for the amazing recipe, Elise :D

  12. BroccoliHut

    I’ve actually never made a crisp…but this post is making me think I should change that!

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Oh the crumble cobbler looks amazing! I make a raw vegan apple one that is sooo good and tomorrow I am posting muffins that are cobbler-esque.

    Anyway your last post…thanks for saying that you respect parents. I am alone with Skylar half the month, 24/7. Just me and her. For the past 3.5 yrs. Never had a babysitter. It’s been an, ahem, adjustment from my old life before her…there are days I want to go to bed at 10p. But my little energizer bunny usually likes to go to bed about 1am and up at 7am. Not kidding. Fun times!

    And yes, when you’er back in SoCal, can you say MEETUP time!!!!

  14. julie

    i’m not quite sure how you made this because if it were me the entire container of blackberries would have been in my stomach before it EVER entered into that dish. i’m about 99.999% sure i’m bringing this to the next bbq i go to!

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