Simple Blackberry Crisp Recipe + A Giveaway!

It’s no secret I freeze a lot of produce in the summer time, especially fruit.Β  I do this mostly because I’m a tad bit on the frugal side. πŸ˜‰ And also preserving summers bounty as it ripens makes preparing side dishes and desserts easy peasy all winter long because my freezer is filled to the gills with berries, peaches, beans, swiss chardΒ  and what ever else I’ve managed to grow, forage or buy inexpensively over the summer months.

As I drove home yesterday I noticed my favorite blackberry patch was practically overflowing with ripe, juicy berries.Β  So I grabbed a few containers and headed off to pick my fair share of berrylicious goodness.

Blackberry Crisp:Β  In your favorite pie plate (or casserole dish) add enough blackberries to fill your baking dish.Β  About 4 cups.Β  Then gently toss the berries with 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 4 thin pats of butter.

Then in a microwaveable bowl melt 1/4 cup butter.Β  To the melted butter add 3 Oat Revolution Instant Oatmeal packets (that you scored for free of course) and still until the oatmeal mixture and butter is combined.

Spread the oatmeal mixture over your berry mixture and bake @ 350 degrees for approx 45 minutes.

Cool and serve with vanilla ice cream. πŸ™‚

The Giveaway: This week I am giving away a copy of my new favorite berry cookbook (which oddly enough I DID NOT use for this particular recipe) πŸ™‚

The Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries

In The Berry Bible, author Janie Hibler gets to the heart of these summer fruits, from their health benefits to their genus to how they are best put to use in the kitchen. An award-winning cookbook author and authority on the foods of the Pacific Northwest, Hibler offers 175 recipes, along with 68 full-color identification photographs and an A-to-Z encyclopedia that details well-known varieties such as blueberries and blackberries and lesser-known cultivars such as manzanitas and Juneberries.

To enter this giveaway simply answer the following question in the comment section below. 1 lucky FAB reader will win.Β  The winner will be announced Wednesday morning.

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