So I am 7 months into my little blogging adventure, and I am still trying to get a feel for what people would like to see more or less of each week. I love it when people leave comments with suggestions because I like the idea of this blog being more of a dialogue than my personal cooking diary. Let's be honest, I still have a lot to learn. I also love it when I receive emails from people making special requests. In fact, I scream across the apartment for my husband to come see my "fan mail." I recently received an email from a blog reader who wanted a quick and easy healthy summer dessert, so that is the motivation behind today's blog post. So, long story short, if you email, I will respond.....mostly because I don't really get that many emails, so it is still a pretty big deal. ;-) But seriously, this blog is still very much a work in progress, so if you have any advice, I would love to hear it.
I have been making this blueberry crumble since I was in college. It isn't exactly worthy of a special occasion, although my husband did request it once for his birthday. In fact, now that I have really taken up baking, I find myself slightly apologetic that I am using a pre-made crust. I suppose you could make the crust from scratch....but the beauty of this dessert is that it is easy and casual---and best of all, low in fat. And since we are in the middle of bathing suit season, I could use more desserts like this and less desserts like this.
The recipe is pretty simple, and it really lets the natural sugars of the blueberries shine through without adding too many additional ingredients. It is best served warm, but there have been times when we eat it straight out of the fridge because it is just that good.
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°. Rinse 5 cups of blueberries and place in pie plate.
5 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 (9-inch) reduced-fat graham-cracker crust
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon margarine, melted