Individual Berry Crisp from Alton Brown

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Yummy individual crisps as seen on Good Eats, ya' can't go wrong with Alton Brown and this is another hit!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces frozen berries (blueberries or raspberries, but any work)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 12 cups prepared topping (recipe follows)
  • Crisp topping

  • 5 ounces all-purpose flour (appx 1 cup)
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups chopped nuts such as walnuts or 1 12 cups pecans or 1 12 cups almonds
  • 1 12 cups gingersnaps, crushed
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, cubed and chilled


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the frozen berries, sugar, cornstarch and 1/2 cup of the crisp topping into a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Divide the mixture evenly between 4 ramekins (7-8oz size). Top each ramekin with 1/2 cup of the remaining crisp topping. Place ramekins on a sheet pan and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is browned. Allow to cool for 1 minutes before serving.
  3. Crisp topping.
  4. Place the flour, sugar, nuts and cookies into a large mixing bowl and combine. Work the butter into with your hands until it is crumbly. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use as topping for crisps, cobblers or grunts.
Most Helpful

We loooved this recipe. I used cereal(honey bunches of oats) instead of gingersnaps because that is what I had on hand, and it turned out great!

IHeartBobert October 05, 2011

Really enjoyed this crisp! I've been meaning to make it for a long time and finally took the time to do it. I am so glad I did. I made the topping ahead, so when I put it all together it went really quickly. I doubled the recipe and will keep the berries in the freezer to make it for a quick treat sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!!

Julie F August 22, 2010