Posts Tagged 'ny times'

Rando Tuesdays: Fake Frugality Continued – Quick Blueberry Crumble

Hey kids! Time for another round of Fake Frugality, this time in the form of a blueberry crumble. In review, we have already seen a clafoutis of epically ease-filled proportions, a wild berry betty for keeps and a cherry crisp to make you melt. I suggest you study up on these if you haven’t already. It’s pretty much essential for this lesson sort of. Actually, it is not, but they are pretty good recipes, so you should take a look.

This recipe is the closest I’ve come to replicating a delectable apple crumble I had whilst in England. Next time, I will add oats, methinks.

The key is adding a bit of baking powder to the crumble and then chilling it for a bit. It made for larger, softer crumble chunks.

Feeling thrifty,


Crumble To Live For

Adapted from Nigella Lawson

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
zest of one lemon
1/4 pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons Demerara sugar (or just brown, or white, whatever)

1 21 ounce can of blueberry pie filling

Heat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugars and lemon zest and add the melted butter. Mix until small and large clumps form. Refrigerate until needed.

Plop pie filling into an 8×8 pan, or whatever size you have, and crumble the crumble over top. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the crumble is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,944 other followers

Lane Cake

Chocolate Clementine Marquise

Spicy Chai Biscotti

Red Wine Pear Trifles

Coconut Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peach Cobbler

Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrise

S’mores Cake with Malted PB Frosting

Lemon Mousse Crepe Cake

Strawberry Shortcake

Nectarine Brown Butter Upside Down Cake

Raspberry Espresso Fudge Cake

Cherry Clafoutis

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Banoffee Pie

Blueberry Bourbon Bread Pudding

Pink Sprinkle Cupcakes

Grapefruit Yogurt Loaf

No-Bake Nests

Butter Pecan Shortbread

Black Garlic Herb Bread

Pumpkin Chiffon Torte

Maple Pecan Brown Butter Cupcakes