Raspberry, cream and crumbles

Sunday, July 24, 2016
This amazing dessert is my new favourite. It lets the perfection of summer fruit shine, and just dresses it up a little with brown sugar whipping cream and delectable crumbles. It couldn't be easier, either - it literally takes ten or fifteen minutes to make all the components. Even better, the recipe makes extra whipping cream and crumbles so you can enjoy it over several meals. (The whipping cream is stabilized by the addition of creme fraiche or sour cream, so it will keep in the fridge for a few days.)

If you love fruit desserts but don't want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen making them, this recipe will be the best addition to your repertoire this summer!

Raspberries and Cream with Graham Crumbles
(adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
1/2 tsp kosher salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)
1/4 cup whole wheat or graham flour
1/2 cup plus 2-3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp creme fraiche or sour cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

2 pints or about 4 cups

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place melted butter in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar and honey. Add baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt, and stir to combine. Add whole wheat flour, stir again, then add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Stir until all flour is incorporated and mixture forms large and small crumbles. If needed, add 2-3 extra Tbsp flour to achieve this.

Spread crumbs on baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, then stir them around so they bake evenly. Bake another 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Let cool in pan on rack. Crumbs will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for at least a week.

Using a clean bowl and whisk, whip cream and brown sugar until it hold soft peaks. Whisk in creme fraiche or sour cream and vanilla. Keep chilled until needed.

Fill a small dish a little over halfway with raspberries, generously dollop on whipped cream and top with a couple tablespoons of graham crumbs.


Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

Looks delicious Beth! How do you beat (any kind of) cream with berries (except maybe by adding crumbles)!

Gloria Baker said...

Beth look delicious !!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yum, yum, yum! This looks fantastic.

Monica said...

What a lovely dessert - simple, fresh, delicious! It has summer written all over it.

Jemi Fraser said...

Yum!! Will definitely be trying this out!!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Berries are so delicious right now, I bet this is wonderful.

grace said...

delightful! extra brown sugar crumbles and whipped cream never hurt anyone! classy but simple, i like to think that's just my style. :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Yay..my kind of summer dessert..can't go wrong with summer berries and crumbles. A lovely dessert, Beth.

That Girl said...

What a great way to enjoy summer berries!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Now this sounds like a nice way to enjoy summer fruit. :)

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Beth, what a wonderful and delicious dessert that not only looks and sounds divine but that also lets the fruit shine and seems to come together in no time at all - just perfect for summer!

Unknown said...

What a lovely berry dessert, Beth. My mouth is watering seeing those beautiful picture Anu. Pinned. :)


Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

This is such a winner. I love the crumbles. They are my favorite part! And so simple. Will be adding this to my must try list!

Kitchen Riffs said...

We've been loving fresh berries this year. Of course we do every year, but they seem particularly delectable this year. Berries and cream? Lovely combo. Adding crumble really add a nifty dimension. Good stuff -- thanks.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, my! This is such a terrific way to showcase summer's berries! Can't wait to give this a try!!

Cakelaw said...

These crumbles look gorgeous - and perfect for the summer.

Tricia Buice said...

Wow this sounds wonderful. A perfect recipe if you ask me! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

Unknown said...

So delicious, I love the combination of berries and crumbles.

Marcelle said...

Simple and delicious = my favorite kind of dessert! Sounds really good, Beth!

Kayte said...

This looks excellent! I didn't know you could stabilize whipped cream like that, thanks for the tip. The things I learn over here! Hope your summer is the best ever! xo

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