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Wheat-Free Apple Blackberry Crisp


The Bastyr Dining Commons often serves this popular dessert that can be made vegan and dairy-free by substituting the butter with soy margarine.


1 quart
fresh blackberries
1 quart
fresh apple slices
1⁄2 cup
white sugar
3 cup
brown sugar (divided)
1⁄2 cup
instant tapioca
1 tbsp
1⁄4 cup
lemon juice
2 cup
2 cup
unbleached spelt flour
1⁄2 tsp
baking soda
1⁄2 lb
butter, melted (or use equivalent amount of soy margarine for vegan crisp)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix blackberries, apples, sugars, tapioca, cinnamon and lemon juice, and spread evenly in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

In a clean bowl, mix oatmeal, 2 c. brown sugar and baking soda dry, then add melted butter. Cover fruit evenly with topping and bake until topping is brown, about 45 minutes.

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A stylized plate and silverware.
SourceBastyr University Dining Commons
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
45 minutes
Total time
55 minutes