Lately my local Costco has been carrying clamshells of blackberries for a very reasonable price! They are not quite as sweet as berries picked locally, with the hot summer sun beating down on your back and your fingers and tongue turning deep purple as you pick the juicy berries and pop a few in your mouth for good measure, but they are pretty good.
Besides eating them fresh or lightly sugared I’ve been making crisp with them. By now you’ve probably figured out that I make crisp from just about every fruit…. But there’s just nothing that allows you to make a small batch (or a large one) as quickly and easily as a crisp recipe.
So I just rinse off a cup or so of berries and drain them well.
Sprinkle them lightly with sugar.
Cover them with a tablespoon or two of the crisp topping (recipe here).
And then bake at 375°F for about 40 minutes – just until the berries are getting soft and are juicy.
Sometimes I eat it as it comes from the oven – after allowing a few minutes to cool.
And sometimes I top it with thickened whip cream or, in this case, a spoonful of French vanilla ice cream.
Then if you can sit outside enjoying the spring sunshine while eating the crisp, you’ll have a pretty perfect day!