Recipe by A Messy Cook

This is a magnificent dessert. Fresh apples and blackberries with a unique touch of tangy orange zest...tucked beneath a yummy, light topping. I found the original recipe in "Vegetarian," a huge cookbook with lots of great recipes. This was a hit with our big (and picky) family, and I am definitely making it again! Not at all difficult, with truly fabulous results. Oh, and it's beautiful too! What more could you ask?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Peel and slice apples into dish.
  3. Rinse berries gently and scatter over top of apples.
  4. Sprinkle orange zest on top, and pour juice over.
  5. Stir together flour, oats, sugar, and spices in mixing bowl.
  6. Cut in butter until combined, and mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  7. Scatter topping over fruit and press edges to seal.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, until custard is golden. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream!
  9. If you have a smaller group to feed, just halve the recipe.

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