14 July, 2011

After the fruits of summer are gone...

Yesterday I used up the last of the fruit we got at Larriland Farm making a Blackberry-Blueberry Crumble. For those of you who want to use up fruit but don't make your own piecrust and have found yourself without a pillsbury crust in the freezer, Crumbles are the easiest! You can use any kind of fruit or mix of fruit: think peaches, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries...

You just mix your fruit (about four-five cups) with 3-4 tablespoons of white sugar.  Dump that in a 9" x 13" casserole dish.

Mix together with a pastry cutter or two knives or your fingers:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
 Dump this crumble mix over the fruit and spread it out. Don't pack it down too much, this thing is called a "crumble."

Bake at 350 F for about 40 minutes until berry/fruit mixture is bubbly and crumble is golden brown and crumbly.

Enjoy with vanilla ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds absolutely delicious! I might have to go buy a mix of fruit so that I can have left over fruit to make a crumble! Ahhh, Summer! I love summer so much I think I'm going to marry it.