Perfection is overrated. One look at the above photo and it’s obvious it’s been taste-tested and spent the night in the fridge. In my defense, there was a very gloomy thunderstorm ready to hit when I took it out of the oven. The bubbling hot fruit oozing out from under the golden brown crisp topping would have made a dreamy pic, but that thunderstorm was looming. The lighting conditions were bad while the sampling conditions were optimal. Could you have resisted a warm berry dessert topped with Haagen Daz vanilla ice cream on a stormy evening?
Anyway, this recipe is a total keeper and was so simple to make. Whoever coined the phrase “easy as pie” probably never attempted a berry crisp. Using fresh blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries really upped the wow factor. My only two changes to the recipe were: the addition of a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the fruit and cutting the amount of regular sugar on the topping to a 1/4 cup sugar while leaving the brown sugar amount alone.
Summer Berry Crisp: it’s easier than pie!