Bumble Berry Crumble

I made a Bumble Berry Crumble on a whim yesterday before heading out for our small Thanksgiving dinner – and it was a hit. I just ate a small piece for desert tonight and yummy. I thought I would share this recipe as it turned out really well.

What I would recommend is using really cold butter. Margarine won’t work. If you have a cheese grater then shaved butter is the key to a great crumble.


CRUMBLE TOPPING

  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of shredded butter – must be cold
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats or quick oats
  • Optional: chopped walnuts

BERRY FILLING

  • 1 package of frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 and grease a square baking pan. I use Pam spray.

Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and oats into a large bowl. Mix with a spoon. Add in the sugar and butter next. Using your fingers, quickly mix the batter until it crumbles softly in your hands. You can use a hand mixer but there’s something therapeutic about using your hands. Set the dry mix aside.

Using a large pot or skillet, melt about 1 tablespoon of butter. Add in the frozen berry mix (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries). Cook on medium heat or until berries are defrosted – stirring occasionally so the fruit doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pot. Add in the vanilla extract and give it a good stir. Remove from heat.

Fill the baking pan with the berry mixture and cover the top with the crumble mixture. Don’t worry about all the juice from the berries – this too will cook and turn into a jelly like texture.

Cook for about 40-45 minutes or until the crumble on top is a nice toasty brown.

This is a great and easy dish that goes over well at family potluck dinners or parties. Serve hot with a topping of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Or you can put in the fridge for the next day and cut into little bars.

Enjoy!


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