Blackberry Praline Crumble

Caramelized Pecans Add The Perfect Touch



While we can’t claim cobblers, crisps and crumbles to be completely Southern, they’re pretty popular in this area of the country.

– B&B

Why you'll  ❤️ this Blackberry Praline Crumble

When you add this praline mixture to the topping you get a sweet crunchy layer.

Frozen berries are softer than fresh so if using frozen, you won’t need to cook the blackberries.

CAKE ––Blackberries ––Sugar ––Vanilla CRUMBLE ––Toasted pecans ––Sugar ––Flour  ––Butter


Caramelize the sugar and water before adding in the pecans. Immediately pour it onto heat and transfer it to parchment paper. Set it into the freezer for 10 minutes. 

Step 1

Remove from the freezer and place in a resealable bag and pound into small pieces but not powder.

Step 2

It took an additional 10 minutes making the pralines, but worth it if you want something a little special. You can still have a wonderful homemade blackberry crisp and just leave out the praline mixture.

Recipe Tip

Prepare the Berries: Cook the blackberries in a saucepan with a little sugar and vanilla to soften them. Add to a baking dish. 

Step 3

Add cold butter to flour and pinch the butter until it’s about pea size.

Step 4

Add a little sugar and half of the praline mixture.

Step 5

Place over the top of the blackberries and then sprinkle a little of the praline mixture on top.

Step 6

Bake for about 24 minutes and when the fruit is bubbly and the topping is golden brown remove and allow to cool slightly.

Step 7

What to do with the juice when you have cooked the berries? When you cook the berries, depending on how juicy they are, you might have a lot of juice in the pan. You can include it in the crumble but I generally leave about half of it in the pan so that the crisp is a little more formed. If you don’t mind eating it out of a bowl, include all the juices.