Triple berry almond crisp

There are many reasons to love summer, but one of my favourite things about this season is the local fruit. I love walking through the farmers market and seeing the tables full of baskets of juicy peaches, pints of freshly picked berries, big barrels of cherries, and huge watermelons with insides of every colour from yellow to orange to dark red.

Farmers market fruit

I always leave the market with my tote bag full because I like to eat as much as I can while the fruit is still at its tastiest! It’s so sweet and flavourful that it really doesn’t need much added to make a delicious dessert.

So today I want to share with you one of my favourite desserts that highlights some of the best flavours of summer. This triple berry almond crisp is a traditional fruit crisp that I adapted to include some more wholesome ingredients, like whole wheat and almond flours, and a nutty crunch from the toasted almonds. I used three kinds of berries, all from local farms and at the peak of their sweetness, so I didn’t even need added sugar in the fruit base. If you make this using imported berries, 2-3 tbsp of added sugar might be needed.

Triple berry (Blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) almond crisp

Triple berry almond crisp

Serves 8-10

3 cups strawberries, halved
2 cups blueberries
2.5 cups raspberries
1.5 tbsp lemon juice
2.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup melted salted butter
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Wash and dry the berries, then pour them into a 9×13 casserole dish and squeeze the lemon juice over them. If the berries are not ripe and local, you may want to toss in some sugar to add some sweetness.

To prepare the crisp topping, mix the oats, flour, almond flour, chopped almonds and brown sugar. Stir together the butter and vanilla, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. Then pour the mixture on top of the berries and spread it out evenly.

Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the crisp topping is golden and the berry mixture is bubbling underneath.

Triple berry (Blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) almond crisp

What’s your favourite summer fruit dessert?

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16 Responses to Triple berry almond crisp

  1. I just had my first peach of the season (a little late, I know haha) but it was great! I love how much flavor in season produce has.

  2. so delicious especially when the fruit is fresh and not frozen. yum!

  3. I would be all over that berry crisp. I usually can't decide what kind of berries I want in my crisp, so using three different kinds just kinda solves that problem. :-)

  4. I'm loving all the fruit this season! In past years I have gone berry picking which is always a lot of fun, but I haven't gone yet this year and have only gotten my fruit from the grocery store. I need to get to the farmers market!

  5. Crisps are my absolute favorite way to utilize berries in a summer dessert/snack recipe. Sooo thanks for this idea, looks like a winner :)

  6. ohhh my gosh, summer is my absolute FAVORITE season, and largely because of the fruit!! I seriously go through withdrawal in the winter haha – and crisps/crumbles are my favorite fruit desert, so I will totally be making this :-D

  7. Oh my goodness, this post just made me superrrr hungry for fresh fruit. I'll have to pick up some berries at the farmer's market this weekend to make one of these!

  8. Mmmm, I just love strawberries in June with sugar on them. Simple. Throw in some shortcake if I'm feeling ambitious. Do you ever freeze berries?

  9. My mouth literally watered up looking at that fresh fruit! These types of desserts always look better when the fruit's in season :)

  10. I absolutely adore cobblers and crisps! I love that you included almond flour in both "crusts;" I bet it adds great flavor and rich texture. Yum! It's so hard for me to pick a favorite summer fruit dessert, but I think I'm going to have to go with classic strawberry shortcake. It has to be made with the very best strawberries, real whipped cream, and biscuits made from scratch (with real butter). The combination of the juicy berries, crumbly biscuits and silky whipped cream is heavenly. :-)

  11. I love fresh fruit sorbet! Homemade, it the best :)

  12. Your desserts look so good!! I love any type of fruit cobbler, but I also really like grilled peaches!!

  13. This looks delicious! I love anything with fresh summer fruits! My favorites are peaches!

  14. Can you believe I have never had a fruit crisp or cobbler before?! I didn't know it was so simple, for some reason they always looked super weird to me, but this looks quite delicious.Hmm..I'm not too sure on a favourite summer dessert, but so far I'm loving full fat greek yogurt with strawberries sprinkled on top! SO yummy!

  15. Summer fruit is one of my favorite things about summer! This cobbler and crisp looks amaaaazing! I'm usually a chocolate girl, but I love a good fruit pie or cobbler every once in awhile too. Yum!

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