The Humble Crumble

Fresh (and GOOD) strawberries in winter are always such a treat!  Sliced and topped with yogurt and granola, smoothies, sauced and drizzled on ice cream, on salads (one of my favs is home smoked trout, spinach, red onion and strawberries with a balsamic dressing) and in a…humble crumble

Strawberry Crumble adapted from Giada at Home.

Ingredients:

  • Butter, for pan

Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 large lemon)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 2 1/2 pounds medium strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

Topping:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned style oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions:

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish (I used individual serving dishes). Set aside.

For the filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and arrowroot until smooth. Add the strawberries, peaches and brown sugar. Gently toss until the fruit is coated. Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared pan.

For the topping: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, oats, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pulse until mixed. Add the butter. Pulse until the butter is the size of peas. Sprinkle the mixture over the filling and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the top is light golden. Cool the crumble for 5 minutes.

Spoon the warm crumble into bowls and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

Linked to Friday Potluck, I Heart Cooking Club and Foodie Friday.

{Photos ~ Strawberries in Bag ~ http://www.rivertracks.com/}

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5 responses to “The Humble Crumble

  1. Beautiful! I love the vivid colour in your photos.

  2. This looks absolutely gorgeous and, I’m certain, tastes even better. Oh, for good strawberries in winter.

  3. Looks fantastic! Can’t wait for good strawberries.

  4. So pretty–such bright red berries and your crumble looks delicious! 😉

  5. Kim

    You’ve really captured the beauty of this dessert with your gorgeous pictures! This looks fantastic and so fitting for Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing with us over at IHCC.

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