Summer Berry Crumble

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This Memorial Day weekend, I was scouring Pinterest boards to find a new, yummy dessert (preferably red, white, and blue…) to make for my family. I discovered this one from Jennifer McHenry’s blog, Bake or Break and I knew that was what I wanted to make! My mom influenced this decision because she loves cobblers / crumbles. This specific recipe uses a mix of blueberries and strawberries, but you can change it up and use whatever you have / like! It’s a mixed berry cobbler that, to me, resembles a crumble. What’s the difference, you might ask? Here’s what I learned: “Cobblers have a biscuit topping on the fresh fruit. The biscuits are usually dropped onto the fruit in small rounds, giving it the appearance of a cobbled road and hence the name. Crumbles and crisps are very similar, with the name crumble originating from England. They both contain fresh fruit with a streusel-like topping that gets baked until the fruit is cooked.” (thekitchn.com)
So, technically, I would call this a mixed berry crumble… if we’re getting technical here. :)Not only was this a super easy dessert to make, it also tasted DELICIOUS! How delicious? Picture this… I made one crumble on Sunday and my family of four finished it off that day. I ended up making a second crumble on Monday due to popular demand! Let me put it this way: it’s scrumptious. In my opinion, you have to have your piece with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Just sayin’.

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
3 cups assorted berries (I used 1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup strawberries)
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grace’s Addition: 1/2 cup oats (I used quick-cook) The oats give the crumble topping extra crunch!INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9”x 6” rectangular or 8” round baking dish. (I used a plain, ol’ pie pan!)

Place berries in prepared pan. Drizzle with lemon juice.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until well-blended. Mix in dry ingredients with a spoon until mixture resembles crumbs. Drop crumbs evenly on top of berries.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and fruit is bubbly.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and ENJOY!

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