It's Sunday and that means a new dessert for the Mister this week. Today's dessert doesn't actually fit in the domed cake saver, but I'll title this post "Cake Dome Sunday" anyway, since it is the one day I make the Mister something special for a treat. And I have to say, both the Mister and I thoroughly enjoy reading your comments. To everyone who have commented concern about the Mister's lack of desserts over the past couple months, he asked me to thank you. :-) He appreciates your concern!
Today I decided to make a fruit dessert. This is a very quick and easy and oh so yummy Peach-Blueberry Crumble and I topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Let's get started putting it together:
Remember the peaches I canned last summer and the fresh blueberries I froze? I grabbed a jar of peaches and about a cup of frozen blueberries and called for summer to return...if only for a little while through the flavors of fresh fruit.
Mix the peaches, blueberries and a little lemon juice, flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and let it sit while you mix up the crumble topping.
The crumble is just flour, sugar, brown sugar, and a little salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cardimon (if you have it...if not...no worries). Put that in your mixing bowl and add cold butter and whip that around until you have crumbles...thus the name of the dessert!
You are ready to assemble the dessert. Isn't this fast and easy? It really is! Pour the fruit mixture into individual ramekins (I don't have any) or into a baking dish. Whichever you have or prefer.
Now sprinkle the top with the crumble mixture. Just for fun and since I had it I sprinkled some granola on top too. You don't have to but it does taste good once it is baked.
Put it in the oven to bake and once it is finished........ taa daaaaa. Golden brown crumble and bubbly fruit juices.
Here is my recipe but every baker has their own prefered fruit crumble recipe. I think the freshness of the warm fruit flavor and the beautiful color and the simplicity of this dessert are the key reasons this tastes so good.
Peach and Blueberry Crumble
For the fruit mixture:
Six to eight peaches sliced into chunks (I used 1 quart plus a little more of my home canned peaches)
2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all - purpose flour
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup all - purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground cardamon
1/2 cup cold butter cut in chunks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
If using fresh peaches remove their skins first. You can use store bought or home canned peaches (I do). In a bowl combine the first six ingredients for the fruit mixture and set aside.
For the topping, combine all of the topping ingredients in a mixing bowl andon low speed mix unti the butter is the size of peas and crumbly.
Pour the fruit into individual ramekin dishes or into a pyrex baking bowl. Top with the crumble mixture and granola. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until the top is browned and crisp and juices are bubbly.
Serve warm with ice cream, cream or plain. It is best served warm and eaten immediately.
Until next time,