Saturday, June 15, 2013

blackberry crumble sundae


So here's a Blackberry Crumble de-constructed!

What I love most about this sundae is its versatility.

If you don't like blackberries, then mix it up and add strawberries or raspberries.

I think sweet peaches at the peak of their season would taste quite amazing in this sundae! 


The shortbread crumbles on top are what make this so special.

Made of brown sugar, oats, flour and butter . . . the crumbles add a hearty cobbler pie affect.

             So. darn. good.

My husband, an ice cream connoisseur, said "Wow, now that sundae was satisfying and great. Good job, honey."  

I know it's good when it passes his test!

The recipe makes quite a bit of oat CRUMBLES, which is great . . . because then you'll have them on hand for future sundaes. 

I keep a zip-lock bag of them in my freezer for when I need to prepare a quick dessert for unexpected visitors. 

With ripe berries and gorgeous Summer fruits at our fingertips, 
I can't see a better way to celebrate their sweetness and beauty!


Here's what you'll need . . . 
to make CRUMBLES
2 sticks butter, softened, plus more for the pan
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Blackberry Preserve 
1 cup fresh blackberries
Vanilla Ice Cream
Mint sprig for garnish *optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
Add the flour, both sugars, oats and salt to a bowl in your stand mixer.
Add in the butter and egg and beat at low speed.
Stop the machine and scrape the bowl down a couple of times. Keep processing until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Crumble the oat mixture over a baking sheet.


Bake until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes.


Cool completely before crumbling into baked pieces. 

The crumbles can be made ahead of time and kept in a zip-lock bag.

In the meantime, heat 1 cup of Blackberry Preserve in a small saucepan on LOW heat until it's the consistency of syrup.


Assemble your Blackberry Crumble Sundae . . .

Two scoops of vanilla ice cream
Drizzle desired amount of blackberry syrup over ice cream
Add crumble topping & fresh blackberries
 . . . and enjoy!

bon appetit!


  1. Anonymous4:45 PM

    What a beautifully simple way to enjoy a blackberry crumble! I love deconstructed desserts, especially if they contain ice cream. Gorgeous photographs. I'm so envious of those fresh blackberries (it's winter here at the moment so there's a significant lack of yummy fruit available locally!). Thanks for this lovely post x

  2. Perfect summer dessert: simple and fresh. The mint leaves adds a nice touch!

  3. I love the idea of having the crumble on top of the ice cream. Tonight I was planning on having a blueberry crumble for dessert but I think I will try your idea and have it be something a little unexpected. Thanks!

  4. This looks awesome and your pictures are AMAZING!!! Visiting from Rattlebridge Farm.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

    1. Thanks, Stacy!
      Come by again soon!
      Have a great weekend,

  5. Yumm yummm yummmm! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

    1. Hi Amber!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great weekend,


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