This recipe was from Epicurious. I saw this dish being prepared a long time ago. I have changed a little bit of the original recipe according to our taste like including cardamom powder instead of cinnamon powder since I like the taste of cardamom in desserts. Similarly, the original recipe asked for old-fashioned oats. I did not have those, so I used the instant oatmeal and it had come out well too. I have also skipped adding brown sugar in the crust. I used regular sugar instead. The berries used here are blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Any other berries can also be used here.

Frozen or fresh berries, 2 cups.
All purpose flour, 1 cup.
Regular or instant oatmeal, 1 cup.
Sugar, ½ cup.
Cardamom powder, 1 teaspoon (optional).
Unsalted butter, ½ stick or around 3 tablespoons.

Take a bowl and add the berries to the bowl. Add around ¼ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of flour, and cardamom powder to the berries and mix everything well. If needed, cinnamon powder can be substituted for cardamom powder here. Let the berry mixture stand for a while. Meanwhile take another bowl and add the remaining flour, sugar, oatmeal and the butter. Mix everything well without water until small lumps are formed from the dough when pressed together. If needed, some more butter can also be added. Take a baking dish and spray it with any cooking spray. Add the berry mixture to the bottom of the bowl and spread them evenly throughout the baking dish. Then add the dough over the berry mixture and spread them evenly over the berry mixture by pressing them lightly with the fingers. Bake them at 350 degrees for about an hour to 45 minutes until the top turns golden-brown and crispy and the berries bubble. Let them rest for a while and enjoy the berries crisp by itself or with any ice cream.

1 comment:

Denise Clarke said...

My mouth is watering ... it looks great ... keep on "tweaking" those recipes!