Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Easy Breezy Cherry Berry Crumble the Easiest Dessert Ever!!

There are in my humble opinion only a few desserts one needs to have in one's cooking repertoire. WHAT!!! you say!

I mean aside from throwing a few things into a dish with ice cream or purchasing something store bought to serve. Dessert can be a lot of effort. And I understand that many people are very much fans of  "the sweet" especially at the end of a meal. However it is my humble opinion that unless you are a sweets enthusiast ,which I am not, you might be better served by having a few amazing sweet tricks up your sleeve than trying new things out all the time and making a headache for yourself.

So Mister Sweets hater, you are saying, what might you suggest as some of these dishes that one should have in one's reprotoire? Well I won't give a laundry list here but i will simply state that simple is better in my book. And what is more simple that starting with nature's candy, fruit?

Fruit desserts are a part of my childhood. My Mother and Granmother used to make cobblers from everything from apples and berries to stone fruits. They there easy and simple and usually served up with a big dallop of cool whip topping and love. Then there is my Mom's apple pie that with it's simple and delicious crust is a runner up for best apple pie ever in my book. And let's not forget that one cake that my Grandmother would make from scratch, blueberry cheese cake. Simple and delicious.

So I like the idea of making simple fruit cobblers as an easy alternative to some very indulgent sweet dessert. And now I will teach you an unbelievable and easy way to do this. So hold on.

Step one: Take 2 bags of frozen mixed berries from the store and put it in a small pot
Step two Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts of you choice walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts just not peanuts.
Step three: Add 1/2 cup bottled commercial pancake syrup...yep!
Step four: heat gently over medium heat
Step five: grease a baking dish 9x9 or 6 individual dishes
Step six: Pour in the berry mixture
Step seven: In a mixing bowl mix 3 cups of a tasty favored granola cereal with another 1/2 cup of pancake syrup.
Step eight: Layer on top of you fruit nice and thick
Step nine: Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 mins
Step ten: remove and serve, topping with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...Enjoy Ya'll!

1 comment:

  1. OMG - Sounds delicious - not a sweet person myself either but LOVE a good crumble!