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Stove Top Berry Crumble #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Happy Sunday to you.   Today is another edition of #SundaySupper.  This weeks mission is to come up with a recipe that uses berries.   Your probably thinking, that’s all this girls posts is berry recipes!  I can’t help it, I love berries!  But you won’t believe this, I was stumped on what to make.  You know it’s kind of pressure to come up with a recipe, especially when all these ideas coming rushing through your head, but you can’t manage to catch one.  Well, I actually did come up with a recipe and it wasn’t this one.

See I had this grand idea of making a light and flaky berry strudel made with phyllo dough.  I made my wonderful thick, sweet berry mixture, had all my ingredients out and was ready to go.  I opened my package of phyllo dough and the sheets were stuck on each other.  I pulled one sheet off, it ripped.  I pulled another and it ripped.  I grabbed four pieces, they tore.  Ahhhhhh!!!  I was so irritated, that I crumbled up the phyllo dough and threw it out.  I threw out the whole package!  I shouldn’t have done that, but I was just so irritated!   I looked at my berry mixture and thought what can I make with it now?  Ugh!!!

I starred at my berry mixture, and took a bite!  Then two and I said wait, don’t eat your anger!!  I decided to play with the dogs in the back yard, as I pondered what to do with my berries.  What can I make?  Ohhh, the agony!  I thought, cheesecake parfaits?  Then I thought to many calories.  I could use instant pudding, but thought nah!  At this point my berries were pretty cool.  Then I thought I’ll make a bread type dish and roll the berries up in that.  No!  I was getting lazy and even more upset, that I didn’t have the patience to make a huge dessert now.  Then it came to me, how about a Stove Top Berry Crumble?  I set my berries to the lowest setting on my burner, just so they would warm up.  I pulled out my rolled oats, and ground them up into flour, since my Husband doesn’t like chunks of oatmeal and then I added some ground cinnamon, pulse some more.  Pulled out my skillet and toasted my oats.  I think this is going to work?  Once my oats were toasted, I added two tablespoons of butter and a packet of stevia, cooked it until all the oats were coated and put it over my berries.  Bingo, it worked!!

I couldn’t believe I did it!  I came up with a healthy, good for you dessert that is low in calories and tastes great!!  I was so proud of myself  that I grabbed my skillet and ran to the garage to show my Husband.  He didn’t care!  But I did and I was so happy!!!  This was such a great idea!!  I actually love this idea of making a crumble on the stove top rather than baking it!  Without my mistake, and hour of wondering what to do, it actually comes together in about 15 minutes!  You can’t beat that for a crumble!!

For the fruit I used some fresh organic strawberries that I picked up from the Farmers Market and some organic blueberries from Trader Joe’s.  I don’t know about you but the blueberries at the Farmers Market are really expensive, I’ll stick to Trader Joe’s, thank you very much!  I cooked the berries in a 10″ skillet with some water, stevia and cornstarch.  The key with cooking the berries is to keep stirring them, or they will burn!  I also make my quick jams the same way!  I love it this way!

The flavor of this crumble is wonderful.  Processing the oats and the cinnamon together worked out perfect.  In every bite you get that nice hint of cinnamon and sweetness of the berries and the stevia.  I like how natural this crumble is and it’s guilt-free too!!!  I have been having it on my frozen yogurt and my morning greek yogurt.  It’s perfect!  I don’t need to add anything else to it.  Oh, and its sooooo good by it’s self.  I happened to always have my handy dandy spoon with me, when I walk by the refrigerator.  I don’t know how I manage that?

I do have to tell you when I ground the oats in the mini food processor, I used one cup of oats and 1/2 a tsp. of cinnamon.   When I went to sprinkle it on my crumble it was too much, so I only used half.   I only used 4 cups of fruit, if your planning on making this and you want to serve more people rather than four, I recommend upping the fruit mixture.  Same process, just add more fruit, then top with a cup of crumble.  But in this dish, if used all the oats it would have been to much and I wanted the fruit to really shine through.  So in this recipe, I halved the topping.

Stove Top Berry Crumble
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Warmed strawberries and blueberries topped with a toasted oat flour.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 cups strawberries, cut in half
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp. stevia
  • **Crumble Topping**
  • ½ cup rolled oats or old fashion oats
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine (I used Brumble and Brown)
  • 1 tsp.. stevia
  1. Place a skillet over low to medium heat and add berries, cornstarch, water and stevia. Mix constantly until thick and bubbly (about 7 minutes). For more juice, smush down some of the fruit. Once thicken and fruit is softened, set heat to the lowest setting, occasionally stirring.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mini food processor add oats and cinnamon, process until flour like consistency. In a separate skillet add oat mixture and heat over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until lightly toasted. Once you smell the oats, add butter and stevia. Mix until combined. Add oat mixture over top of berry mixture. NOTE: If the crumble topping seems to dry, add one more tablespoon of butter.
  3. Serve warm with ice cream or a dollop of whip cream.
Calories per serving: 119, Fat: 2.2, Sodium: 27, Potassium: 190, Carbs: 24, Fiber: 4.7, Sugar: 11.8, Protein: 2.5

NOTE: When I made this, I originally made one cup of oats with ½ tsp, cinnamon and 2 tbsp. butter. But when sprinkling the crumble topping over the berries, I only used half the mixture. If you feel you need more crumble topping, just double the crumble topping ingredients.
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Serving size: about 1 cup each

I guess sometimes it pays to make errors when cooking.  I am so happy to discover a stove top crumble.  I think this is the way I am going to make my crumbles from here on out.  It’s easy, quick and tastes just as if you baked it in the oven.  I just love it!  Now I can have crumble anytime I want and not worry about heating up the house by turning on the oven!

I can’t wait to see what berry creations the others came up with.  I love my berries and I am in need of new ideas!  Be sure to check everyone else’s recipes out!

Have a great Sunday!



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