Labor day is coming up and that means food, lots of food, at least if you celebrate. The last thing you want to do is prepare your dishes at the last minute and the start of the show is usually dessert. So what should you make? How do you impress your guests? Most importantly, what do you want to have as a leftover dessert in your fridge? We’re going to take a look at a few desserts you’re absolutely going to want to try cooking or preparing for your next get together.
Triple Berry Crisp
This one isn’t too hard to make, believe it or not, and you’re going to start with these ingredients:
• 1 ½ Cups of Blackberries
• 1 ½ Cups of Raspberries
• 1 ½ Cups of Blueberries
• 4 Tablespoons White Sugar
• 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
• 2 Cups Rolled Oats
• 1 ½ Cups of Brown Sugar
• 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
• 1 /2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (ground)
• 1 ½ Cups of Butter
As far as the butter goes we always recommend Land O Lakes stick butter rather than the margarine tub butter, which isn’t really butter and isn’t really healthy for you. It’s going to come out a lot better with the genuine article anyway!
Once you have all of your ingredients together you’re going to want to preheat your oven to 350 – do this first because you don’t want to prepare all of your ingredients and then turn around to find that the oven hasn’t even been turned on.
You’re going to want to get a large mixing bowl, either plastic or glass, and you’ll want to mix the following together immediately:
• White Sugar
Once you’ve mixed these together thoroughly, set the bowl aside – you’re going to need it in a few minutes.
In a second large bowl, combine these:
• Brown Sugar
Now you have both halves of the mixture and the next part is very easy! Take the second half of the mixture (the one with brown sugar) and coat the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with it. Press down until the mixture is tightly packed and immobile within the pan.
Now, cover the mixture with the berries, and if there is any crumble remaining, sprinkle it over top of the berries.
As far as the cooking process goes, it is recommended that you cook for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, but we strongly suggest that you constantly check it to make sure that it is not burned. Remember, all ovens are different and what passes for 350 on one might pass for a bit higher on another – you never know. That being said, watch and cook until the mixture is golden brown. Once it is, you’re ready to store or serve. Have a great labor day!