Apple and Blackberry Crisp
Makes 6 servings
3 Mutsu apples. peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries (or raspberries or strawberries)
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
Grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Butter, for baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients and toss to blend.
Put the oats, flour, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Work mixture together with fingers until it resembles coarse meal. Add almonds and blend well.
Butter an 8 by 8 inch baking dish with butter. Pour apple filling into dish and mound topping over filling, covering it completely. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until bubbly and golden.