Jennifer Garner and Her Mom Pat Share Their Cherished Blackberry Crumble Recipe

    by Sidney Hunt
    Published: June 27, 2024 (3 weeks ago)

    Jennifer Garner, beloved actress and star of films like “13 Going on 30” and “Alias,” has long been known for her down-to-earth charm and love of cooking. Recently, she delighted fans by sharing a special family recipe for blackberry crumble, a dish close to her heart, made even more special with the help of her mom, Pat Garner.

    In a heartwarming video posted on her social media, Jennifer and Pat took fans into their kitchen, offering a glimpse into the Garner family’s culinary traditions. The video, filled with laughter, stories, and the unmistakable bond between mother and daughter, showcased the simplicity and joy of creating a beloved family dessert together.

    “Blackberry crumble has always been a favorite in our family,” Jennifer shared. “Growing up, my mom would make it every summer when the blackberries were ripe and ready to pick. It’s a recipe that brings back so many fond memories.”

    Pat, with her warm and inviting presence, guided the process, reminiscing about Jennifer’s childhood and the many times they had made the dessert together. “We’ve been making this crumble for years,” Pat said. “It’s one of those recipes that’s easy, delicious, and perfect for bringing people together.”

    Here’s the Garner family’s cherished blackberry crumble recipe:


    • 4 cups fresh blackberries
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
    2. Prepare the blackberries: In a large bowl, combine the blackberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Gently toss to coat the berries evenly. Spread the blackberry mixture in an even layer in the prepared baking dish.
    3. Make the crumble topping: In another bowl, mix together the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour in the melted butter and stir until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. Assemble the crumble: Evenly sprinkle the crumble topping over the blackberry mixture in the baking dish.
    5. Bake: Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the blackberries are bubbling.
    6. Serve: Allow the crumble to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

    Throughout the video, Jennifer and Pat exchanged stories about family gatherings, the joy of picking fresh blackberries, and the importance of passing down family recipes. The warmth and love shared between them was palpable, making the recipe not just a treat for the taste buds but also for the soul.

    “We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do,” Jennifer said, smiling at her mom. “It’s a little piece of our family, from our kitchen to yours.”

    Fans and followers were quick to express their appreciation for the video, with many sharing their own family recipes and memories in the comments. The Garner family’s blackberry crumble has undoubtedly found a special place in the hearts of many, becoming a symbol of love, tradition, and the simple joys of home cooking.


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