I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Blueberry, Apple, Rhubarb, Lemon (ok let's call it Fruit) Crumble

I was going to make blueberry crumble but found that someone had used some of the berries I was planning on using.  So I substituted half the berries with other fruit.

Start by adding these ingredients to a saucepan.  Heat for a few minutes.

1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/4 cups apples, chopped
1/2 cup rhubarb, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup water

Next take 2 tbsps. cornstarch and mix it with 2 tbsps. cold water in a cup.  Take a tbsp. or 2 of the hot mixture and stir it in.  Now pour it into the saucepan stirring well as you pour. 

Simmer 10-15 minutes, uncovered, to thicken.  Cool.

In a large bowl mix:

2 1/2 cups oats
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
(you can also add 2 tbsps. ground flax)

Blend in using a pastry cutter or 2 knives,
3/4 cup margarine or butter

Have an 8 X 8 inch pan greased or lined with parchment.
Press well 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of the pan.

Spread the fruit filling on top then sprinkle on the balance of the dry mixture.  Press lightly.

Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins.
Cool before cutting.

Serve plain or with whipped or ice cream.

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