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Blackberry Crumbles

These individual desserts are nearly bubbling over with the taste of fresh blackberries. Surprisingly, the rich, crumbly topping gets its crispness from crushed store-bought sugar cookies.

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  • Servings: 4
Blackberry Crumbles

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2007


  • 4 cups fresh blackberries (about 14 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for ramekins
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 store-bought sugar cookies (about 2 ounces), coarsely crushed
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir blackberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, and the lemon juice in a bowl; set aside.

  2. Put butter, cinnamon, salt, and remaining tablespoon sugar into a small bowl. Stir vigorously with a rubber spatula until creamy. Stir in cookies, oats, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons flour. Work mixture through fingers until it forms coarse crumbs ranging in size from peas to gum balls.

  3. Butter four 5-ounce ramekins (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter). Divide blackberry mixture among ramekins; transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake until juices are bubbling and topping is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a rack 20 minutes before serving.

Reviews (4)

  • AmandaCL 24 Nov, 2011

    I use a vanilla/almond low fat granola to top this cobbler with! And it works great- just a variation to try! ;)

  • posoleqn 31 Jul, 2011

    Incredible fast dessert, I made this some years ago, it was in the Living magazine, and it is delicious. Glad I found it again.

  • turkish 20 Oct, 2008

    Mash the cookies up really well. Chuncks of cookie on top didn't taste as good as i had hoped.

  • sandramichelewaddell 12 Aug, 2008

    This recipe turned out beautifully. I will skip the lemon juice next time to make it a tiny bit sweeter :)

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