Sarah Remmer: The Non-Diet Dietitian


Last Minute Dessert: Easy Berry Crisp Recipe

A nutrition-packed dessert that everyone will love, in a pinch!

A nutrition-packed dessert that everyone will love, in a pinch!

Being in the crazy stage of life that I'm at right now (with three young energetic kids and a growing small business), I don't have a lot of extra time to bake, even though I really enjoy it and feel that it's important to home-make most of our baked goods and desserts. That's why I love this berry crisp recipe — I always have either fresh or frozen berries on hand, as well as oats, butter and sugar!

I threw this dessert together in about five minutes on Fathers Day (when I realized that I had completely forgotten to make a dessert!) and it baked while we were eating supper. Everyone loved it (and it made enough that we had lots leftovers). In fact, the morning  after, I had it for breakfast with some plain Greek yogurt (which cut the sweetness a little bit and added some protein). 


Berry Crisp recipe |

Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe



6-7 cups of your favourite berries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch glass baking dish

 Gently combine the berries with the sugar, flour and cinnamon; place in the prepared baking dish

 Topping: Combine oats, flour, sugars and salt in a bowl. Use a pastry blender or 2 forks to work in the butter until topping resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle evenly over the berries.

 Place the pie plate on a baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown, about 1 hour. Remove the crisp to a rack to cool slightly. Serve in dessert bowls with vanilla ice cream.

You might also enjoy this Easy Mint Chocolate Frozen Pie Recipe as well as this Light Lemony Angel Pie Recipe

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