Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Three Berry Crumble

Three Berry Crumble

Needless to say, after the Great Chefs DInner I felt like the weekend needed to be topped off with something delicious!  My absolute favorite store-bought dessert in the world is the Three Berry Pie from Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton.  You've probably seen the Tate's cookies sold up and down the east coast in cellophane sleeves with those green Tate's labels.  So, to pay a little homage to Tate's Three Berry Pie I created Brigid's Three Berry Crumble.  And I have to say, it can compete with Tate's any day of the week because it is delicious.  Holy crap it was good.  If I do say so myself...


6 oz. fresh blueberries
12 oz. fresh raspberries
15 medium fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Juice of half a lemon
3 heaping tablespoons corn starch

For Crumb Topping

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats (instant is fine)
1/4  cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick cold unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl combine fruit, honey, cinnamon, corn starch, and lemon juice and stir with a spatula.  Once the ingredients are well combined, use the back of a large spoon to press down some of the fruit so that it becomes mushy and starts to combine with the corn starch and thicken.

In a small mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, white sugar,  and cinnamon. Stir until well combined.  

Take the butter out of the fridge and slice it once lentgh-wise.  Rotate the stick of butter and slice it again lentgh-wise so that you have made four smaller sticks of butter.  Then, make small slices (about ten should do the trick) down the stick of butter so that you end up with about forty small cubes of butter.  Put these cubes of butter in with the other ingredients for the crumb topping and mix well.  

Pour the large bowl with the fruit mixture into a nine inch pie plate.  Then with a large spoon, evenly distribute the crumb topping over the fruit mixture.  It may look like a lot of topping but trust me it isn't!  It's the perfect amount :)  Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until the berry mixture is bubbling around the edges and the topping is golden brown.  Enjoy!

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