Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Peach & Blueberry Crumbles

One of the grocery stores near me had peaches for the amazingly low price of $0.39 per pound. I know, right?! Super cheap!! So I bought something like three or four pounds of them. I still had some blueberries in my fridge from when they were on sale the week before, and I had remembered seeing this Barefoot Contessa recipe. I love a good summer fruit crumble/cobbler/call it what you will, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Peach & Blueberry Crumble

For the fruit
2 lbs firm, ripe peaches (6-8 peaches)
2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup fresh blueberries (1/2 pint)

For the Crumble
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 lb (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Immerse the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until their skins peel off easily. Place them immediately in cold water. Peel the peaches, slice them into thick wedges, and place them in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and flour. Toss well. Gently mix in the blueberries. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into ramekins or custard cups.

For the topping, combine the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the butter is the size of peas. Rub the mixture with your fingertips until it’s in big crumbles, then sprinkle evenly over the fruit. Place the ramekins on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and back for 40 to 45 minutes, until the tops are browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature. If you want to make these early, store the unbaked crumbles int he refrigerator and bake before dinner. Serves 5 to 6.


I ended up letting the fruit mixture set for longer than five minutes because I realized I needed to get started on our dinner, but I don't think it made any big difference. This was a FANTASTIC dessert. The boy helped me mix it up, but they were still too hot for him to have one before his bedtime. The husband and I each had one for dessert later and were in total heaven. I loved the combination of peaches and blueberries together, and the crumble on top was super tasty! I will definitely be adding this to my summer dessert repertoire!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Yummo! And what a bargain on peaches. Wow!