Updated: 07/09/2012 1:29 PM
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Fresh Berry Crisp
Too hot to use the oven? Try your crock pot instead! Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, shares her recipes that prove that summertime is the perfect time to use it!
3 c fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc)
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C apple cider
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 TB butter cut into small pieces
2 C your favorite granola
Butter inside of slow cooker.
Toss berries with brown sugar and place in slow cooker
Mix together apple cider, vanilla bean paste, lemon zest and juice. Pour over berries.
Cook on high for 2 hours with lid slightly askew*
Cook on low for 4 hours with lid slightly askew
* at the half way point, sprinkle butter and granola on top.
If too liquid let cook up to another 1/2 hour.
Serve with a scoop of ice cream
cherries, peaches, apples etc are all delicious substitutes for the berries in this recipe.