I used to live in a part of Arlington, Virginia called Crystal City. I was within walking distance to 3 metros, the Mt. Vernon walking/biking/running trail that ran right along the Potomac River, about 50+ restaurants, a fantastic mall, grocery store, AND Costco (right after I moved a Nordstrom Rack opened up literally right across the street from my complex) and not to mention I was right across the river from DC!
I absolutely LOVED living there and loved all the people I met through church, work, and school and I’d totally move back to the DC area in a heartbeat! I have many fond memories of living there but one in particular that involves a delicious berry crisp.
In Crystal City I lived in a high-rise apartment building that a lot of my friends from church also lived in which made it super convenient for social gatherings. I’d get together weekly with one group of friends in particular to watch the epic TV show, Lost. As the weeks went on, our gatherings progressed into full-fledged parties with food, laughter, and fellowship. My friends, the Tate’s, would host our Lost parties and Rebecca would consistently have the best treats for us to nosh on during commercial breaks, and this berry crisp recipe is no exception!
This Mixed Berry Crisp is so easy to whip up and yet so delicious. I love how these frozen berries taste so fresh when baked up, and the topping is PER-FECT! There’s a lot of the berry crisp and it is oh so tasty…I could seriously eat the topping by itself.
Berry Crisp Questions Answered:
Can you freeze fruit crisp?
Yes! It is so convenient to be able to freeze the berry crisp. Simply bake the berry crisp recipe and let it cool completely. Wrap it in a double layer of aluminum foil. You can freeze it for up to 3 months. When you are ready to use it just place it in the fridge the night before to thaw. Then bake it at 325 degrees until it is heated through, roughly about 20-25 minutes.
What fruits are berries?
The definition of a berry is a small, edible, and pulpy fruit. Usually they are juicy, bright colored, round in shape and do not have a pit, even though they have seeds. The most well-known berries are strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Any of these berries work well in a mixed berry crisp.
How do I bake frozen fruit?
It is super convenient to bake frozen fruit in a berry crisp because the frozen fruit will defrost while it is baking. So, while we all love fresh fruit the best, it is not always practical or easy to use if the fruit is out of season so baking frozen fruit is a great option.
What are some other berry crisp recipes?
This Texas style blueberry cobbler is amazing! I also really enjoy these Creamy blueberry crumb bars. Another option is this Strawberry Crisp. It has a crispy and fruity taste that is simply delicious. Or you can try this Instant Pot Apple Crisp. It is so easy to make and tastes just like Cracker Barrel’s baked apples. YUM!
Cook’s Note – Mixed Berry Crisp:
- Make sure you use old fashioned rolled oats and not the quick cooking kind.
- You can use fresh or frozen berries in this recipe.
- Juicy berries with a crispy golden oat topping make this Berry Crisp recipe simply irresistible. Use fresh or frozen berries to make this easy recipe.
- Leftovers will keep, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.
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- 8 cups frozen berry mix I used the frozen berry mix from Costco
- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place the frozen berries in a 9 x 13 Pyrex pan. Sprinkle the berries with the balsamic vinegar.
- In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over the berries.
- Use a spoon to toss the berries until the cornstarch is evenly distributed.
- In a medium bowl make the topping by mixing together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and softened butter. Use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix everything together.
- Crumble topping over the berries and bake for 45-50 minutes, rotating the pan half-way through cooking. The berry crumble is done when then topping is golden brown and the berry mixture nice and bubbly.
- Cool 10-15 minutes before serving. This crisp is especially delicious served with a little bit of fresh whipped cream or ice cream.
|Perfect dessert for summer!|
|This is the berry blend I use from Costo.|