Berry Crisp


5 cups mixed berries, washed, drained and hulled (Can use blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries)

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 Tbsp. tapioca

2-4 Tbsp. sugar, adjust according to the fruit’s natural sweetness

2 Tbsp. cassis blackberry liquor (optional)

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup no trans fat margarine

1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

1 cup raw oatmeal

Lite whipped topping, for garnish

Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss berries with lemon juice, tapioca, sugar and liquor.
  3. Spray a 9x13inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, margarine and nuts.  Mix well and add in oatmeal, mixing lightly.
  5. Sprinkle oatmeal topping over berry mixture.
  6. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with litewhipped topping.

Serves:  10

Calories per serving:  175

Calorie equivalent:  1 fruit, 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat

Recipe courtesy of the California Health and Longevity Institute