Nothing tastes more like late summer than a Blackberry Crumble. Even if you’ve never baked from scratch, you will find this recipe so easy to put together.
Blackberries and any kind of berries grow prolifically here in Oregon. In fact, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, it’s almost a requirement to love blackberries. You can’t escape them as they are everywhere. The problem is, the vines are so invasive and can take over an area in no time at all. In all honestly, their thick, thorny, trailing vine branches are a nuisance and no one really wants them around. However, sometimes we have to make lemons out of lemonade.
My neighborhood is covered in blackberry vines. There are so many, even the wildlife can’t keep up with eating all the fruit they produce. The blackberries growing on the side of the road are covered in dust and often left alone. This summer has been so unusually warm the blackberries are not only larger in size, but they are as sweet as sugar. We normally don’t see this type of ripeness until later in September.
I have witnessed several homeowners out picking blackberries. Everyone seems to have their secret berry gathering location, including myself. The berries are so ripe and wonderful, I could stay out there all day and not get them all. Mine are also in a dust-free zone, which means I can just stand there and eat them as I pick. And trust me, I do just that.
They are not as beautiful as the ones you’ll find in a market, but they taste ten times better. And hey, they are a lot cheaper this way.
Adding sugar ensures sweetness, especially for the store-bought variety, while tossing with flour keeps the fruit filling from oozing all over your plate once it’s baked.
The crumble topping is the second star of the show. Old-fashioned oats and dark brown sugar give the perfect contrast to the fruit.
How perfect does this look? Not only is the color outstanding, it stays together nicely once served.
Now, just imagine this topped with vanilla ice cream? It doesn’t get get better than that!
This Blackberry Crumble is going to be perfect at this year’s Labor Day barbecue.
Other blackberry recipes you should consider making…these Blackberry-Banana Smoothies and Lemon-Blackberry Muffins. A Skinny Blackberry Margarita sounds like a great idea to me and so does Blackberry Ricotta Pizza with Basil. There are so many options when it comes to using up your stash of blackberries, including, making a glaze to put on salmon.
Nothing tastes more like late summer than a Blackberry Crumble. Even if you've never baked from scratch before, you will find this recipe so easy to put together.
Servings: 8 people
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 31.2mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.