Have you ever visited a farm that allows you to pick your own berries? It’s a fun family activity idea or perfect for a mom & tot playdate! Once you’ve gathered those delicious berries, you can go home and make a pie or crisp together like this Apple Rhubarb Crisp. You can use a variety of fruit (mixed berries would be great) in this recipe if you don’t have rhubarb. My mom grows rhubarb in her backyard (it’s like my very own U Pick Fruit Farm – ha!) so I always do a little baking with rhubarb in the summer.
- 8 cups fruit in bite size pieces
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- For the first 4 ingredients (fruit, sugar, cinnamon and salt): Toss the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour in large greased 10 x 16 pan.
- For the remaining ingredients (topping): In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the fruit mixture.
- Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden.
This crisp is delicious on it’s own but for an extra special treat, top each serving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
These types of berry picking farms usually have themed activities around the holidays like mini festivals, activities for kids, photo opportunities, etc. We visit a pumpkin patch every year for photos around Halloween but in the summer it’s a great place to go for fresh fruits and vegetables.