8.26.2009

Berry-Almond Crumble



Three years ago today, Tommy and I were married.



Like many brides, I was wrapped up in the planning process leading up to the wedding. Swept away by invitations and gorgeous gowns. Overwhelmed by color options. I was getting married in the Cape, by the beach, so blue was a natural choice. But blue was so ordinary. And expected. And that, I did not want. The idea of seashell cakes and blue hydrangeas completely turned me off. However, in perusing flower ideas, I was completely drawn to cranberries in the bouquet. Yet cranberries screamed fall, not August. But blueberries screamed August! After finding a florist who could make my wacky request a reality, I became dubbed the blueberry bride. And then became a tad obsessed. Blueberries in the champagne! Blueberries in the cake! Blueberries as favors! Blueberries EVERYWHERE!





Now, as August rolls around and fresh blueberries are here once again, I smile, remembering how even months after the wedding celebration we would find leftover blueberries hiding in a bag or under a table. August 26 holds a special place in my heart. But so do blueberries. On the eve of our anniversary I could think of no better treat than to savor the sweet taste of blueberries, and remember the day, three year ago, that we became husband and wife.



Berry-Almond Crumble
serves 4-6

filling
2 1/2 c berries (I used blueberries & raspberries)
2 T sugar
1 T flour
1 t cornstarch

topping
1/2 c slivered almonds, chopped
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1/4 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/2 c butter, melted (1 stick)
1/4 t vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, combine filling ingredients, mixing well. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together almonds, flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in butter and vanilla, mixing well, until it mixture becomes crumbly.

Spread filling evenly in a 8" square baking dish. Spoon topping over filling, and place in oven. Bake 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling.

23 comments:

nurseknitsalot said...

Happy Anniversary! What an adorable couple you are!! Blueberries...who doesn't love them?! I love the idea of including them in your flowers...a wonderful reminder of summer.

Enjoy your special day!!!

jacqueline said...

I really LOVE your blueberries bouquet...its sooo freash and unique! Your sooo pretty and your wedding looked really beautiful!

This Berry-Almond Crumble looks lovely! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

parallel-botany said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary - that is so sweet :)

The blueberry flower arrangement is ***heavenly*** what an excellent choice.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Ok, so your talents don't end with the cooking, you are a creative wedding planner as well?! Such a great idea to use blueberries - the photos of the flowers look fantastic. Happy Anniversary!!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Happy Anniversary! You made such a beautiful bride, and I love the blueberry flowers.

Laura Gaskill said...

Happy anniversary!!! I LOVE your blueberry bouquet! So, so cute and creative :) Gorgeous photos. And that crumble looks scrumptious!

Becca said...

Happy Anniversary! You are a beautiful couple! This looks delicious, can't wait to try it! :)

Amanda Nicole said...

A perfect story, a a perfect bride and groom, and a perfect way to remember that wonderful day. Happy anniversary!

Carolyn said...

You are STUNNING!! And that crumble recipe looks divine - I can't wait to try it!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! You are gorgeous, you and the husband make a stunning couple. I LOVE the idea of blueberries in your bouquet, so lovely!

I cant wait to try this crumble. The addition of the almonds is great!

Zoe Tattersall said...

Happy Anniversary Erin! What a beautiful and original idea with the blueberries in your bouquet - beautiful idea especially since they now have such lovely memories associated with them :) Crumble sounds delicious too!!

leslie said...

You guys look like such a darling couple! I loved seeing your pictures!!! Those bouquets were gorgeous and I love blueberries...I always picked them growing up...this crumble looks so yummy too!!!
happy anniversary!

simpledaisy said...

Happy Anniversary!! What sweet wedding photos! Looks like it was a beautiful wedding!
The Crumble looks super delicious!! YUM:)

Cara said...

Happy Anniversary! If you were the blueberry bride, I was surely the pumpkin bride!

Marie said...

I love your bouquet, and you and Tommy are a stunning couple. So lovely to see pictures of your wedding and a little glimpse about you too. But the blueberries, what an awesome idea, plus the crumble, yum!

sublimedesign said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love the idea of blueberries in the bouquet, how awesome. Can't wait to try the crumble!

something else perhaps said...

happy anniversary! the blueberries mimic your lovely eyes!

xo
.dana

tara said...

Oh you two are gorgeous. Congratulations on not only your anniversary, but also on making your day such a truly personal event. Love the touches of blueberry.

Sprouted Kitchen said...

i LOVE crumble... but even more so appreciate the little glimpse into your life. Happy Anniversary! I've never seen blueberries in flowers, and i think it's just great.

J said...

What a sweet story! I love your bouquet. Thanks for sharing with us...

Amisha said...

The wedding pictures look beautiful and I think your blueberry idea was very original and beautiful!

fresh365 said...

You guys are all very sweet- thank you for the wishes!

Cara- I'd love to see the pumpkin bride photos!

Cookie Cutter said...

That's so sweet! And the blueberries definitely made the bouquet unique! It's nice to read how your receipe has a story behind it! I hope you had a fantastic anniversary. Thanks for sharing :)