Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blackberry Crumble

Blackberries are EVERYWHERE right now, and this is crumble is a perfect way to make use of them! I made this for the first time a week ago with friends. We used a recipe as a guideline, but made a couple changes. I made it again the next day (I'm serious, blackberries are everywhere!), made even more changes, and this is the final product. Enjoy.

  • 4 cups ripe blackberries (hand-picked if you can!)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried oats
  • 1 stick butter, chilled and cubed
1. Remove any stems and leaves from the blackberries. Rinse and pat dry.
2. Lightly combine blackberries, granulated sugar, balsamic vinegar, and 2 tbsp flour. Try not to crush any of the berries.
3. In a separate bowl combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, dried oats, and chilled butter. Pinch the mixture between your fingers until the butter is thoroughly distributed and everything becomes crumbly.
4. Pour the blackberry mixture into a buttered 9x9 baking dish and top with the crumble.
5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
6. Transfer to the top rack and broil for one minute, or until the top becomes crisp. Watch carefully so you don't burn it.
7. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  • Add more or less sugar, depending on how sweet your berries are. Mine were pretty sour, and I don't like things very sweet. So you might want to add a little more.
  • I know the balsamic vinegar sounds weird... but just trust me! :)

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