Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Set the Table 2018 | Raspberry + Blueberry Coconut Crumble with Wild Orange

Have a Berry Happy 4th of July!! This recipe is Abbie approved which means I just hit a GRAND FREAKIN SLAM in the kitchen today!

Raspberry + Blueberry Coconut Crumble with Wild Orange (gluten free)
Made with Prairie Wind Family Farm CSA Summer fruit share from Mick Klug Farm

2 (1/2 pint containers) organic raspberries
2 (1 pint containers) organic blueberries
1/3 c coconut sugar
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
1/2 lemon juiced
1/2 tsp sea salt

GF Streusel Topping
1/2 c gf flour blend (I used Pamela's GF Baking and Pancake Mix)
1/2 c coconut sugar
1/4 c gf rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 stick (1/4 c) cold organic grass fed butter or cold coconut oil
pinch of sea salt

Optional: While still warm, garnish with dark chocolate mini chips and Leider's local pee pollen (found at the Libertyville Farmer's Market) + Full Fat Organic Vanilla Bean Ice cream.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, gently mix up berries, sugar, arrowroot, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt and wild orange essential oil until well combined. Pour into square baking pan or pie plate. Use a rubber spatula to get all juices into the berry mixture. In another mixing bowl, add the dry streusel ingredients. With a pastry cutter or fork (precut the butter into small chunks), cut in the cold butter or coconut oil into the dry mix until you get a uniform, small bread crumb-like consistency. Pour the streusel topping onto the berries and bake for 30 minutes. The fruit should be bubbling up on the sides. Garnish with chocolate chips and bee pollen for a festive presentation and extra flavor pop! Abbie says, "The more vanilla ice cream, the better!"


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Enjoy my recipe play by play!

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