Off-the-Vine Blackberry Crumble.

My childhood home sits next to an empty lot in our neighborhood, perhaps the only empty lot in the entire well-established neighborhood. It has been empty for over 30 years and the adventures we had playing there among the trees and vines are some of the best times I can remember. 

Our large neighborhood was once an old dairy farm, like many others in Tallahassee, and the lot next door held remnants of old metal tractor parts and barbed wire fences from days past. Each summer it also had a special surprise for us, bushes of fragrant honeysuckle and thorny briars filled with plump, juicy blackberries. 

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We would pick basketfuls of the wild berries right off the vines and bring them into the kitchen where Mom would whip them into something delicious. Key lime pie aside, fruit cobblers, crips + crumbles rank right up there among my favorite homemade desserts, with a little scoop of frozen vanilla ice cream to top it all off. 

This recipe is inspired by those fond childhood memories and the fresh off-the-vine berries that miraculously appeared for us each summer.

sliced cold butter

Off-the-Vine Blackberry Crumble

Yield: 8
This Blackberry Crumble combines plump summer berries with a golden-brown crumbly crust to create the most magical summer dessert.


For the Crumble
  • 4 cups fresh whole blackberries
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg


How to cook Off-the-Vine Blackberry Crumble

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium mixing bowl combine granulated sugar and blackberries to evenly coat berries, set aside. In large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients, including flour, rolled oats, light brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add cold, cubed butter using a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredient mixture to a gravel consistency.
  3. Grease baking dish with butter and add sugared blackberries in an even layer across the bottom. Top the berry mixture with the crumble crust mixture.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes on center rack until crumble topping is golden brown. Enjoy!
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