Thursday, June 21, 2012


For a sit down dinner party I catered last night, the idea was to use fresh Ontario summer produce.

For dessert, what speaks more highly of Ontario products then fruit?! I decided to do a simple strawberry & peach crumble, with my crystallized ginger ice cream. I topped them with some dried strawberries that I found at Summerhill Market. They were so good, and tasted like a fruit rollup, but not fake!

Crumbles are a great dessert. They are easy, fast, and you can use just about any fruit or fruit combination to go in them. The main thing to know about crumbles: you need fruit and an oat topping, with a scoop of cold ice cream and you are good to go!

Strawberry Peach Crumble:
Serves 6 individual or in a whole pan

- 1 quart of strawberries quartered
- 3-4 peaches sliced
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/3 cup sugar

Topping (adapted from Martha Stewart)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of butter, cold
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, salt and 2 tbsp granulated sugar.
- Add in cut pieces of butter, crumbling the butter and flour together until you have pea size pieces of butter left. Add in the oats, toss together and squeeze mixture until it begins to stick together.
- To prepare the fruit, wash and cut into quarters and slices. Mix with vanilla, sugar and cornstarch.
- Fill the ramekins with the fruit mixture, cover with the crumble topping and bake for 30-40 minutes (or until you can see the fruit juices bubbling out of the sides)
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream

1 comment:

  1. Quite a fantastic idea for a quick dessert. I loved this recipe a lot and would like to try this for tonight’s dessert. I love cooking so have already joined the Nom Food Community too. This a great place to share and gather food ideas. Have a look at this foodie’s app!