Martha Bakes: Old-Fashioned Fruit Desserts Episode | PBS Food

Martha Bakes: Old-Fashioned Fruit Desserts Episode

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With Martha Bakes, discover Martha Stewart’s tips and techniques to create delectable baked goods. Be sure to check your local listings to see when the program will be airing in your area.


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When fruit is at its peak nothing beats an old fashioned fruit dessert. In this premiere episode, Martha creates four of her favorites: peach cobbler, blueberry crisp, blackberry buckle and pear brown betty. They’re all delicious and easy to prepare.


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Blueberry Crisp



  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, plus more for baking dish
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9-inch round baking dish; set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl; blend in the butter with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Place the blueberries in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the crumb mixture over them. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings


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