Thursday, August 4, 2011

Got berries? Make a crumble!

It's still summer and you've probably been buying pints and pints of berries because they are still in season. But what happens if you can't eat them all in time and the berries get all wrinkle-y and not bright in color anymore? Well here is a simple recipe that you can try. It's probably the easiest summer dessert you can remember, just remember the number 4 because every measured quantity is a multiple of 4.

Here it is:

For the berry filling
4 cups of berries (any berry you like!)
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp honey

For the crumble
8 Tbsp of butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup of brown sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees C. Make the berry filling and set aside. For the crumble, cut the butter is pieces, add the oats, brown sugar and flour. With your hands, grab a fist full and squeeze the mixture so that you make small globs of oats, flour, sugar and butter. The globs don't have to be uniform in size, just as long as you mix the butter with the oats and brown sugar.

I like a lot of crumble so I usually make more than what is suggested. (I even mix some of the crumble with the berry mixture before baking!) In a baking dish, put your berries in. Then sprinkle all your crumble mixture on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes or at least until the crumble is golden brown. This can be served hot and cold so bring it to your next picnic or potluck BBQ!


  1. Yum. Nice and simple.

    August in Ithaca means that I'll be making peach cobbler soon. Crumble wars?

  2. Peaches are the best in Ithaca! Strongly suggest that market stand on RT 13 to those Ithacans who read our blog!