Friday, September 3, 2010

Foodie Fridays & Weekend Fare

It's a double feature today. :) I'm sharing a recipe and introducing Foodie Fridays - I hope many of you will join in and share your food experiences!

Peaches and blueberries are such a wonderful combination. I needed a dessert for company and found a recipe for individual Peach & Blueberry Crumbles which I adapted. Yum. They were absolutely delicious. I made them a few hours ahead and then put them back in the oven to re-warm them. I served them with fresh whipped cream (not pictured) flavored with a little vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon. The only thing I would change is to add a bit less sugar to the crumble topping - it was quite sweet. These were quick to put together and looked elegant served in the individual ramekins.



PEACH & BLUEBERRY CRUMBLES
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2 lbs. firm, ripe peaches, peeled & sliced or 4 c. frozen peaches
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 Tb. lemon juice
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. flour

Crumble: 
1 c. flour
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. (1 stick) cold  butter, diced


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place peaches and blueberries in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and flour. Toss well. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Divide the mixture between six lightly greased ramekins or custard cups.

For the topping, combine the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and the cut butter in a medium mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until it is pea size. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit. Place the ramekins on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 45 minutes or until the tops are browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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FOODIE FRIDAYS!


We are so excited to give this feature a try. There is so much we can learn and share from one another! I find myself inspired by reading other blogs. We hope you will find this feature encouraging and inspiring.


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2) Your entry can include a recipe, a kitchen success, an ingredient, a tradition, a book/magazine/restaurant review, a favorite (or not) tool or gadget, food photos, recipe website, a food memory, a cooking or eating experience or anything food related.
3) Please link back here in your participating post.


Hope you have fun, meet new people, learn a few things, feel encouraged, and find inspiration as you cook, bake, and entertain!