Monday, August 23, 2010

Blueberry and Peach Crumble

  • 5 peaches or nectarines, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp minced orange zest
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • Heavy Cream (optional)
Makes 4-6 Servings
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Mix together the peaches, blueberries, orange juice, orange zest, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place the fruit mixture in a buttered 9-inch pie plate or square pan and set aside.
  3. Combine the flour and brown sugar, then cut in 2 tbsp of the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture forms crumbs about the size of small peas. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the fruit, and dot with the remaining 1 tbsp butter.
  4. Bake until the peaches are cooked through, the top is slightly browned, and the mixture is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Serve either hot or cold, with heavy cream, if desired, to pour over the crumble.

Note: This recipe appears in The New Legal Sea Foods Cookbook. I am a HUGE fan of Legal Sea Foods and I've always wanted to cook something from their menu regardless of what it is. The weather was finally nice and I decided to cook, of all  things, dessert. I had blueberries and peaches in my fridge and I wanted to use them. Blueberries and peaches come into season together and I've had them together before and I enjoyed them.  I don't have the WW Point Value because the cookbook doesn't provide the nutritional info.This dessert was SOOOOO delicious. I added the ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to kick it up a notch and it was so good. Peaches and blueberries mixed with orange juice and zest and ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg make a great combonation. Cooked fruit is just as delicious as it's served raw. I do recommend putting in some spices if you want to cook fruit. To the Berkowitz family: If you're reading this posting, the blueberry and peach crumble is delicious. If you want to spice it up, just add some ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and people will love it, I guarantee.

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