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Raspberry Crisp Using Frozen Or Fresh Berries

Updated on August 1, 2015
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Family Favorite Raspberry Crisp

If you know me at all through reading my recipes and hub articles, you know that I love berries, including raspberries. I would like to share our favorite version of raspberry crisp, another berry recipe of mine.

It looks pretty when it is dished up and is quite simple to make. I made the recipe with ingredients normally found in crisps (oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, and fruit). I have had compliments from family and friends whom I have served it to.

Serve Raspberry Crisp For A Holiday or To Satisfy a Craving Any Season

This recipe has the versatility of being able to use frozen or fresh raspberries. I have used frozen raspberries more often than fresh, making it an available dessert for holidays like Christmas or Valentine's Day when fresh berries are not harvested locally. You can make crisp with frozen berries most any month where frozen are available at the supermarket. Summertime fresh raspberries taste great in this raspberry crisp.

Since raspberries tend to be slightly tart sometimes, you may want to make your dessert sweeter. Most young children prefer it being not too sour. I made this current recipe mixing 1/3 cup of sugar with the berries. My family thought it was more tart a little tart this time. So, since harvested berries vary in tartness, I decided in writing the recipe for you to give the amount needed as 1/2 cup sugar. I try to avoid making it too sweet, but berries can differ in sweetness. Use your judgement. Sample a couple berries for sweetness before adding in the sugar.

I hope you enjoy trying it. Let me know what you think.

Photo Credit: The author, aka, MariannesWhims

Serving Suggestions Making Crisp Extra Flavorful

The indescribably delicious raspberry flavor mingling with your choice of a creamy topping makes it extra special:

Serving Suggestions:

  • You can eat it warm from oven or refrigerated, as is.
  • If you enjoy bananas, add sliced banana to your serving of chilled raspberry crisp and top with whipped cream. Delicious!
  • Or, top crisp with whipped cream, ice cream (shown in photo), or non-dairy coconut milk. Extra yummy!
  • Note: Whipped cream or ice cream melts quickly on warm crisp.

The slight tartness and intense flavor of the berries can be mellowed to your satisfaction with dairy or non-dairy toppings. Thus making the taste both slightly tart and sweet.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • Family Favorite Raspberry Crisp:
  • Filling:
  • 2- (12 oz.) frozen raspberries or 6 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup-1/2 cup sugar, (depending on tartness of berries)
  • Topping Over Berries:
  • 1 cup quick-cooking raw oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.
  2. Place frozen raspberries n a medium bowl, and heat in microwave on half power to slightly thaw. If using fresh berries, omit this first step.
  3. Gently mix flour and sugar into raspberries.
  4. Place in a lightly greased (used butter) 8 or 9 inch square pan or a 2 quart shallow oven dish.
  5. Smooth the berries evenly.
  6. Mix oats, flour, brown sugar together.
  7. Cut the cold butter into topping mixture until it has small crumbles.
  8. Spread topping across raspberries evenly. Firm it down.
  9. Bake 22-25 minutes until golden brown and raspberries boil up at edges.
  10. Serving ideas: You can eat it warm from oven or refrigerated, as is. Or, top warm or cool crisp with whipped cream, ice cream, or one of my favorites, coconut milk. Note: Ice cream or whipped cream melts on warm raspberry crisp.
  11. Here's another serving idea. Dish up a serving of chilled raspberry crisp topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas. It's delicious.
  12. Enjoy!
  13. 6 servings.
Le Creuset Stoneware Square Dish, 9.5-Inch, Cerise (Cherry Red)
Le Creuset Stoneware Square Dish, 9.5-Inch, Cerise (Cherry Red)

LeCreuset baking dishes are of good quality. This one is one of the prettiest available. The color of this dish would compliment the raspberries beautifully and would make a welcome gift.

 

Raspberry Crisp Nutrition Table

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/6 of crisp
Calories 374
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 69 g23%
Sugar 34 g
Fiber 18 g72%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 62 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Healthy Ingredients in Raspberry Crisp

While I was looking up the nutrients of raspberries I discovered that they have a lot of vitamin C. One serving of the crisp recipe has 49 mg. of vitamin C or 61% daily value. That's a good start!Surprisingly still raspberries have a small amount of calcium.

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Healthy ingredients In This Raspberry Crisp Recipe

Looking up the nutritional ingredients in this raspberry crisp I found the raspberries alone in one serving provide 46 mg of vitamin C which is 61% of daily value. That sounds like a good start! Of the minerals. Calcium is 76 mg. because of the butter and raspberries (surprise). Wholegrain oatmeal is 411 mg potassium from oatmeal


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I am sure you have heard of apple crisp, but have you ever heard of raspberry crisp? Do raspberries grow in your locality? If not, can you buy them frozen at your market?

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      AJ 2 years ago from Australia

      I'm not familiar with raspberry crisp, so am really keen to try this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @smine27: Thank you, smine27. Glad you stopped by.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      What a healthy, easy and yummy dessert!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @mittykitty123: I think you will like it since raspberries are your favorite berry. It is easy to make.Thanks so much for your visit.

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      mittykitty123 3 years ago

      This sounds delicious! I love crisps (with any fruit) and raspberries just happen to be my favorite berry. I am pretty sure I have some raspberries in the freezer waiting to be eaten - I can't wait to try this recipe! :o)

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @DownToEarthLiving: Thanks for your visit. I hope you enjoy the raspberry crisp when you try it. It is great that frozen raspberries taste very good this way.

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      Evelyn 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This sounds yummy, especially since frozen raspberries can be used year-round. Must try! Thanks.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @georgepmoola2: Hi georgepmoola, Thanks for the compliment. I love dead scrummy. At least I think it's a super good one. :) It is not in my vocabulary but I take it as positive Thanks for visiting my lenses and have a great day!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @earthybirthymum: Thanks for your visit, earthybirthymama. (I like your username. Cute!) I appreciate you taking the time to comment. You will find I use oatmeal topped with raspberries on my healthy cereal lens, also.

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      earthybirthymum 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Raspberries and oatmeal! What a great combination.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      This looks dead scrummy. A very well-presented lens.

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      JohnCumbow 3 years ago

      We like to make a crisp using a variety of fruit growing here in the Pacific Northwest, much of it on our own four acres -- apples, raspberries, blueberries, plums.And a scoop of vanilla ice cream, along with the still-warm crisp, makes this one of my favorite desserts!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @favored: Thank you, favored1, for your visit and even a tweet. I really appreciate that. Hope your family enjoys the raspberry crisp.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I'm sure this would go over big in my house being a raspberry lover. I usually keep frozen berries on hand. Giving this a tweet. Hope to try this soon.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @RinchenChodron: Thank you for visiting and your squidlike. Enjoy it!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      No I haven't but it sounds tasty. I'll give it a try.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Merrci: Thank you, Merrci. I hope you like it.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Good to know frozen berries work too. I just happen to have some. Looks great!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @DebMartin: So glad you dropped by my lens. Thank you for the nice compliment.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Virginia Allain: Thanks for your squidlike and comment. I like apple crisp, too.

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I usually make an apple crisp or a blueberry crisp. This one sounds delish.

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      My favorite fruit in yet another delicious concoction. Thanks!