Apple Berry Crisp

You could almost, ALMOST, pass this dessert off as healthy. There is so much fresh fruit in it and a cup of oats. You almost have a bowl a hearty oatmeal.....but you don't :) I love apple crisp, and berry crisp. So I thought, "Why not just have the best of both worlds?" Then I did. The main difference you will notice in this recipe is the apples. They are still slightly crisp, because of the short baking time. You can definitely cook it longer, but I like my apples with a little bite to them, instead of mush. You also may run the risk of burning the delicious, not-so-good-for-you, topping. The other difference in the layers of topping. Usually in a crisp I will pick off the top, because it is sooooo good. I got this idea from a recipe on allrecipes.com, to put a layer of topping on the bottom before topping with fruit. It turned out amazing, and I got my fill of crumble topping. 

Apple Berry Crisp
1 large apple
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
3 tablespoon white sugar
1 cup oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cold butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Core apple and chop into bite sized pieces. Remove tops from strawberries and slice into quarters or eighths, depending on size. Add apple pieces and strawberries to a large bowl along with blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Top with 3 tablespoons of white sugar and mix to coat. Be sure to not over stir the berries, because you want to keep them nice a whole!

In a food processor add flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in butter until mixture resembles wet sand. Like this:

In your baking dish, add crumb mixture until bottom is totally coated and few centimeters thick. 

Next add your berry and apple mixture, spreading evenly over crumb mixture.

Top fruit with remaining crumb mixture and spread over fruit so it is evenly coated.

This is what your final product should be before you pop it in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until crisp topping is golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool (only a little!) before you enjoy you nice, warm, sort of healthy dessert.

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