No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Summer Peach and Berry Crumble
- 4 TB Unsalted Butter
- ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar plus 2 TB, divided
- 1 ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Flour, divided
- ½ Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (your choice), toasted
- 1 Lb Ripe Peaches, peeled and cut into slices
- 1 Lb Berries, coarsely chopped if large
- 1 Large Lime, zested and juiced
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
Coat 9 x 12” casserole dish with oil. Preheat the oven to 350F.
Using a mixer, beat butter and ¼ Cup sugar until smooth. Add 1 Cup flour and nuts, beating until just combined and crumbly.
Place fruit in bowl and toss with zest and juice. Stir in remaining ¼ Cup flour, 2 TB coconut sugar and cinnamon.
Place the fruit in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle flour and nut mixture on top. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until brown and bubbly. Serve warm topped with a plop of the yogurt – the creamy dairy will make the crumble sing with flavor!
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
I use coconut sugar in this recipe for its rich flavor and color. Coconut sugar is a fun alternative to other sugars, but make sure to use it in recipes that are designed especially for it. It has a great deal more moisture and color than other sugars, so if you use it one-for-one in a recipe, the finished product will be darker and wetter than with another sugar.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
Use whatever fruit is in season in this recipe. Just remember that if you are using harder fruits like apples or pears, it needs to bake it a little longer to get the fruit soft. Cover the top of the crumble with aluminum foil after 30 – 40 minutes to ensure it doesn’t get too brown.
No. 4 : Cheers!
Saracco Moscato d’Asti
Piedmont Region, Italy
Slightly sparkling Moscato d’Asti drinks well with simple baked fruit desserts. Interestingly for an “old world” wine, or a wine thats made in Europe, this Italian wine is named for the grape and the place it is from; its the Moscato grape and Asti is the place. Semi-sweet, and lower in alcohol than many other wines, its intensely aromatic with light apricot and honeysuckle flavors.