Monday, May 23, 2011

Blueberry Crumble with Coconut Pecan Topping

Out with the old and in with the new! That's what I'm trying to do with my fridge freezer these days. I plan on making some more big batch stuff shortly, and it's also about to become summer fruit season, so I decided to stop hoarding frozen fruits and start using them so I can fill the freezer with fresher stuff. I had 7 cups of blueberries from last summer bagged up, and I took 6 of them out to make a crumble yesterday.

I never use a recipe when making a crumble. I eyeball everything and add what I feel would work. So that's why, apart from the 6 cups of blueberries, there aren't any measurements. Actually, I did measure the butter because, with the price of that particular ingredient, I am hoarding it a bit.

Blueberry Crumble with Coconut Pecan Topping

6 cups of blueberries
juice of 1 lemon
some white sugar (not too much; the blueberries were sweet enough themselves)
cornstarch, so it coats the blueberries lightly

for the topping:

brown sugar
two handfuls chopped pecans
2/3 cups butter

You'll need a 9x13 pan for this, and I'd bake it on a baking sheet in case the filling boils over. Bake at 375F until the fruit is all bubbly and the top is nicely golden brown.

It was pretty delicious, I must say! All it needed was some ice cream, which I didn't have on hand.

Now, I have a whole whack of pumpkin to use up!


DEZMOND said...

mmmm .. blueberries .. mmmm pumpkin :) You should make pumpkin soup or just roast them in the oven with oil and salt and garlic.

Or use them as filling for filo pastry with sugar and cinnamon :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Dezzy: I don't like pumpkin soup (I don't like pureed vegetable soups, only chunky soups) and the pumpkin in the freezer is already roasted & pureed. I do have filo in my freezer...Hmmm...good idea!

Borderline Lil said...

Crumble is my favourite desert, and this topping sounds delicious with the coconut!! As for the pumpkin, I LOVE pumpkin scones. Darn I wish I lived nearby so I could sample your wares WC!

Kristy Gardner said...

Holy yum! I might try this but sans coconut - not the biggest coconut fan....

Adding to Dezmond's suggestions: pumpkin pie! I love pumpkin pie! OR.. little mini pumpkin pies! Who doesn't love things in miniature??


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