Individual Berry Crisps

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I've seen versions of this everywhere.

Prep time15 minutes
Recipe TypesBreakfast

Description

Dessert for Breakfast

Ingredients

1 1⁄4cberries (Can use a mix. I will use 1 c. blueberries to 1/4 c. partridge berries)
1tgranulated sugar
1tcornstarch
1⁄4clarge flake oatmeal (not instant)
1⁄4cflour - all purpose
1⁄4cbrown sugar
3Tcold butter, cubed
1⁄2tcinnamon

Instructions

Combine the berries, granulated sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. I've used frozen or fresh, doesn't matter. If frozen, do it early so that the berries have a chance to defrost some.

Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cube the cold butter and then add to the dry ingredients. Work it with your fingers until it's all combined. It will stick together a little.

Divide the berries among the appropriate number of 250 ml (1 cup) ramekins. I spray with non-stick first.

Spoon the brown sugar combo over the berries. It will be heaping but that's okay.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before serving. This will also keep warm well.

Notes

Great way to use all those berries sitting in your freezer. I also use frozen strawberries (1 cup) and add blueberries (1/4 cup). Partridge berries are like a lingonberry. Picked in the fall through winter, it gets sweeter with each frost. Has even been picked when the snow melts. You could substitute cranberries as it tends to be a little tart.

I'll serve this on a rectangular plate with fruit on the side and a dollop of vanilla yogurt on the top of the crisp. I love this recipe because when I've only got one room staying with me, I don't need to bake anything that morning. Repeats request it often!

You can make this gluten-free by sub. gluten free oatmeal, flour alternative. I've even made it vegan friendly by using margarine (ugh) and it's a little different consistency but still good.

 

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Mine recipe is basically the same as this. I throw it in a food processor for a few seconds. Throw it in a ziplock and always have it in the fridge. I use it not only for crisps, but also topping for muffins and other things.

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Mine wouldn't. The berry mixture is semi-thick and more like a pudding consistency. You'd need some sort of pastry on the bottom. Too much work for me.

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I don't put the butter in the oatmeal, I slice it into pats and lay them out on top. One thick pat for each serving. I find it works much better if the berries are very juicy. If they aren't I add a little  orange juice so it bubbles up nicely.

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If I make this in muffin tins, rather than ramekins, will they pop out?

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

If I make this in muffin tins, rather than ramekins, will they pop out?

No. I use a 9x13 pan and scoop out servings into a small bowl. Top with ice cream or whipped cream.

If you have small serving bowls (like for fruit parfaits) those work but there's no 'form' to this outside the pan.

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Do you think I could do the dry mixture with the butter ahead of time and store in the fridge?

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BananaE29 wrote:

Do you think I could do the dry mixture with the butter ahead of time and store in the fridge?

Skip the butter. Do all the dry ingredients at once, pop in a bag to store for another day. Sprinkle on top of the fruit and then place a pat of butter on top of each ramekin. Butter will melt in while cooking. If you do it in a big pan, put a pat of butter for every serving.

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That sounds even easier. These sound perfect for my weekday breakfast baskets - thanks!

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I have done it but the butter goes hard so you might have to work it a little with your hands for a bit. 

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Great, thanks for the reply.

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Partridgeberry is Newfoundlander for lingonberry if I remember correctly.

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Correct! Sorry, I'll edit that in the remarks. 

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