Thursday, March 18, 2010

Strawberry and Peach Crumble

 These days, we are all trying to eat healthy, so I was inspired to try out this dessert recipe I saw on food network. Somehow I cannot follow recipes to the tee, so made a few changes :)

Cut 3-4 peaches (peel them as well) and 8-10 large strawberries. Mix in 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 1 tbsp cornstarch dissloved in juice of 1/2 large lemon (abt 1.5 tbsp) and keep it aside. For the crust, mix 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup light brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup sliced almonds or any other nut you like and grind it in a food processor till the mixture is coarse. Add 8 tbsp cold butter cut up into bits and grind till butter is incorporated in the mixture. The overall quality of crust should be coarse. Grease a baking dish. Pour the fruit mixture into baking dish (I used 9x13 inch) and put the crust mixture over it. Preheat oven at 350°F and bake for 35-40 mins. Let it cool. Serve with a dollop of ice-cream. We had it with Vanilla once and another time with Tutti Fruti flavor ice cream that my good friend T brought along. Tasted divine with both!!

This dessert is really light and calorie conscious people can skip the ice-cream scoop. You can also reduce the amount of sugar as per your taste.

I am sending this as an entry to Stories from an Indian Kitchen's Bake Off Event.

16 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

came here seeing something else but got to c a beautiful low cal dessert..superb one rupali..nice recipe to try which includes everything i like...

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, that looks delicious, very inviting dessert, very tempting:)

ruchikacooks said...

Welcoming summer with ice cream ;) Lovely..

Kali is a traditional south indian sweet made with jaggery and kinder means maker ;)

R said...

thanks for ur appreciation sushma, malar and ruchika!! hope u try it out :)

ruchika,thanks for the clarification on kali kinder - do post the recipe if u can!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Rupali, nice dessert. Need to try it.

R said...

thnx priya!!

Panchpakwan said...

Looks very nice dessert...

R said...

thanks panchpakwan!!

BangaloreBaker said...

Looks very nice. Thanks for the entry. It'll be on next friday's roundup.

R said...

thnx bangalore baker, looking fwd for the roundup :)

Swathi said...

Rupali,

Nice dessert, looks really yummy

R said...

thanks swathi!

Kiran said...

Hi Rupali,love this simple low calorie dessert.Love all the ingredients in it.Thanks for dropping by my blog.Keep visiting.

Thanks,
Kiran(http://kiranjay.blogspot.com)

R said...

thanks kiran, u keep visiting too!!

Sailaja said...

looks yummy and different. will try it out soon

R said...

thanks sailaja!!