After a little berry picking yesterday at a farm near our house, the boys and I threw together a super simple berry crumble. And by that I mean they washed the berries, kind of, and I did the rest. Then they ate it all.
This is usually my go-to dessert when we have dinner guests. It takes about five minutes to make and can bake during dinner. After it cools a little, serve with vanilla ice cream.
Seasonal Fruit Crumble
adapted from My Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow (this book was a gift to me last year & I've loved it)
4 cups fruit (I usually use frozen mixed berries, sometimes combined with chopped apples)
¼ cup + 1 Tbs. whole grain spelt flour (all-purpose flour is fine, or I've even made it without flour)
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup brown sugar, packed (I've also used half brown sugar, half coconut sugar)
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
4 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temp.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Toss your fruit with the 1 Tbs. of flour in a 9" pie plate, or similarly sized baking dish. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix & mash until it comes together in pea-sized crumbles. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top has browned and the fruit juices are bubbling up around the edges.
And just for fun, here's a walk down memory lane to our berry farm trip last year.