Sweet and savoury all in one! This quick and easy recipe is a must for the upcoming winter season. Enjoy this mini crumble on a cold winter day with a warm cup of tea. Lets begin! 🙂
Here’s What You’ll Need:
– 1 cup of blueberries
– 1 cup of strawberries
– 1/2 cup of water
– 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
– 1 Lemon
– 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 1 1/3 cup of whole grain oats
– 1/2 cup of margarine
– 1/4 cup of brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350 fahrenheit
1. In a medium saucepan, add in both the blueberries and strawberries (I used frozen organic fruit and defrosted it a couple of hours prior to use). Turn on to medium heat. Add in 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Mix in the fruit with a rubber spatula. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze about 2-3 tablespoons into the mixture. You can use a measuring spoon if you desire. Let the mixture simmer for 2 minutes on medium heat.
2. Add in the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Stir quickly. Turn to low heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5-6 minutes while stirring occasionally. You will notice the mixture thicken as time progresses. Don’t be alarmed if it may take a while! Cornstarch works wonders… but sometimes it may take a slow start.
3. Once the fruit is thick enough to coat your rubber spatula, turn the heat off and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Allow the mixture to cool completely as we prepare the crumble.
4. This crumble topper is both easy and delicious. With just 4 simple ingredients, you’ll be putting it on top of everything! In a medium sized bowl, add in 1 1/3 cups of whole grain oats with just under 1/2 cup of margarine (I find margarine easier to use in comparison to butter). Combine with your hands. Add in 1/4 cup of brown sugar and mix together. Last but not least, sprinkle in about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
5. Now it’s time to prepare the plates. My mom has these awesome mini corningware dishes that are the perfect size for an individual portion! Grab a teaspoon and begin dropping the fruit filling into dish. Be sure not to fill it too much as you want to have room for that delicious crumble topper. Once all dishes are filled with the fruit sauce, place the crumble on top and gently pat down to assure all ridges are filled. Add a blueberry on top for decorative purposes.
6. Place the dishes in a baking pan and put them into the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the fruit mixture begins to bubble over.
7. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool. Enjoy with a cup of warm tea or a side of vanilla ice cream 🙂