Apple Blackberry Crisp


The following recipe for apple blackberry crisp could not be easier or more delicious and best of all I shared these  individual size crisps with my ‘littles’ and they loved them!  I used the last of the apples from the little green apple tree in my backyard- the one that took several years before it produced more than a handful of apples- so I guess a congratulations is in order, if you congratulate apple trees(?)   I think a simple recipe for apple blackberry crisps in your repertoire is not a bad thing to have with the busy holiday season fast approaching.  I would suggest serving these crisps warm, a quick reheat right before bringing them to the table.  Try serving apple blackberry crisps warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, a popular tradition around the holidays in our home.  I think the crisps are pretty with the sort of blackberry explosions that leave bright splashes of hot jam like colors throughout.I always promise myself not to get carried away with the pictures that go with my recipes but in this case I did have fun taking these pictures, the sun cooperated, hooray!

Apple Blackberry Crisp

Yield: 6

Adapted from The Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier.


  • 4 large baking apples, like Gravenstein, Pink Lady or Honey Crisp
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Generous pinch sea salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut in small bits


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Grease 6 oven proof ramekins, 6-8 ounce size.
  3. Peel core and slice the apples, place in a large bowl.
  4. Add the blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the flour to the apple slices, divide up evenly into the ramekins.
  5. Using a medium size bowl, mix together the remaining 1 cup flour, brown sugar, spices and pinch of salt.
  6. Cut the butter bits into the flour mixture with a fork or your hands until the mixture looks like fairly large size crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apple/blackberry mixture and bake for 30 minutes, or until the crisp topping is golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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  1. This is such a beautiful crisp, Patty! I love your pairing of apples with blackberries – all I need is a scoop of vanilla bean and I’m in heaven :).

  2. If a food could be considered cosy, I think this would definitely be snuggle-worthy. Lovely. And congrats on your productive little apple tree! :)

  3. Oh Patty – how I wish I was at your house enjoying one of these delights! I bet your house smelled amazing. This recipe is a true winner. Lovely photos!!!

  4. I love a good fruit crisp. Apple is my favorite, but the addition of blackberries sounds wonderful! Yeah for your apple tree!

  5. Delicious and beautiful and simple. Isn’t this how food should be? You always take it back to where we should all belong, Patty. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me!

  6. Patty, those look fabulous! I love your little ramekins. I bet the mixture of apples and blackberries is so tasty.
    And, yes, I think your apple tree should be congratulated! :) You did a wonderful job of celebrating its bounty.

  7. Patty……what luscious looking crisps. I’ve never paired blackberries with apples before…..but I love them both! Beautiful food styling (love those pretty ramekins and all of your color choices)!

  8. Perfect size so I won’t over eat :) I really do love individual servings it’s always cute. Blackberries and apples together sounds delish too!

  9. Oh Patty! This looks like apple crisp heaven! Just beautiful!

  10. That is one fabulous sounding dessert. Love cobbler!

  11. u know what i like best about crisp.. they are so easy.. and I just love when some of the juices bubble out and stain the top!! there is something so ructic and homey about that!!

  12. oooh, I love fruit crisps and this looks perfect!

  13. These crisps look so appetizing and I really like the bowls you baked them in.

    Don’t you love it when the sun cooperates with our photo sessions? No worries taking lots of pictures–they’re all pretty!

  14. I am a sucker for good crisp! This looks absolutely delightful and delectable.
    Love your serving dishes too.

  15. I have a tub of vanilla bean ice cream in the freezer right now! I think that will go super well with your apple blackberry crisp! Love your photography, too, Patty :) Really shows off the crisp on top and the gooey-ness at the bottom!

  16. Patty, your crisps look incredible! I adore apple crisp…and adding blackberries makes them even better!!! Have a great weekend!

  17. I love when berries stain a dessert. This crisp has fantastic flavors! And those bowls/plates are magnificent, LOVE them!

  18. This sounds fabulous Patty! I love any kind of crisp, however blackberries and apples sound luscious! Photos are lovely!

  19. This dessert would be a perfect ending for dinner. It is warm and cozy…and we can just sit extra minutes to mingle. Well, my weekdays are crazy with bed time, but this is something I want to make for weekend or even holiday time. And good vanilla ice cream would be on my share. :)

  20. Love the combination of fruit in the crisp! Place scoop of ice cream on top and I wouldn’t be able to stop eating.

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