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Big Black Dog: TFF - Blueberry Crumble

August 9, 2009

TFF - Blueberry Crumble


I love using what's commonly thought of as savory herbs in desserts. I've used Tarragon and Basil in cream cheese frosting and it's just wonderful! So when I found Tyler's recipe for Blackberry Crumble and he had added fresh Rosemary I knew I had to try it.

Of course I had to change the recipe just a little bit. I added blueberries along with the blackberries. And in order to make the topping crumble I had to add more flour as well. I was not sure how much 3 sprigs of Rosemary was and since Rosemary is quite a strong herb, I was cautious and minced just enough for 1 1/2 tsp and this seemed to work out just fine. And after tasting the Crumble, Tarragon would work out fabulously as well!!

It was so overcast that I had a hard time taking a good photograph. Finally gave up and moved outside where it was 98 degrees with about 100% humidity. If you look closely at my photos you can see the ice cream melting! ;)



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Blackberry Crumble
Recipe adapted from "Real Kitchen" by Tyler Florence

Crumble:
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 c sugar
1 c all-purpose flour (I had to add abt 1/2 c. extra flour)
Needles from 2 rosemary sprigs (I used abt 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh Rosemary. Tarragon would work well too)

Filling:
2 quarts fresh blackberries ( I used blackberries and blueberries)
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c cornstarch
Juice of 1 lemon

Option: Top with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, fresh raspberries and blackberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make the crumble topping, mash together the butter, sugar, flour, and rosemary in a large bowl. The best way to do this is with your hands. I had to add about 1/2 c. extra flour to make the topping crumbly.

In a large bowl, mix the blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice together. Pour the blackberry filling into a 9x13-inch glass baking pan; even it out with a spatula. Crumble the topping over the blackberry mixture. Bake for 1 hour on a nonstick cookie sheet (to catch any overflow) until the topping is brown and the fruit is bubbly.

Serve the crumble with a cloud of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with fresh red raspberries and blackberries. Make sure the crumble is still a little warm so the ice cream will melt.



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12 Comments:

Blogger Danielle said...

Oh Michelle, that looks so good! I think I'd make a crumble (any flavor) just so I could eat the crumble LOL

August 9, 2009 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Bring on the dessert! This looks so good. Wonderful photo!

August 9, 2009 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Even if it was overcast you still managed to take great pictures. That crumble looks delicious.

August 10, 2009 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Susan from Food Blogga said...

The addition of rosemary is brilliant.

August 10, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger KBeau said...

This looks wonderful. I've always dearly loved blackberries.

August 10, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I've gotten behind on my reading and find you've posted so many wonderful recipes lately. I really do like the addition of herbs to berry recipes. It adds such a little spark of interest and brings out something earthy in the berries, like the notes of flavor in a good wine. Thanks for sharing!

August 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Beautiful...these are my kind of desserts, fruit! Fruit and cream or ice cream even better. You make everything look so lovely and delicious.

August 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

Such a gorgeous photo of deliciousness! I love fruit desserts best, especially if ice cream is involved..

August 14, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Debinhawaii said...

This looks perfect--I love the addition of the herbs!

August 14, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Beautiful!! I'm jealous...I've been having so much trouble finding berries this summer. Must not have been a good season for them, not sure. This sounds so interesting with the rosemary. I've never done fresh herbs in desserts before. Something to think about for sure ; )

August 15, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Sounds wonderful! And ice cream is at its best when it is just a little bit melted anyways.

August 16, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
OpenID cantbelieveweate said...

Oooh...I love your thinking here...it gives me shivers and expands my mind!! I would love a bite!! LOL! Looks gorgeous though!

August 16, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

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