Sweet Signs Of Summer

One more week til summer break and, boy, are we ready. A silver lining to this bittersweet end of a school year is that it brings the sweet signs of summer. Warmer weather, laid back schedules, and strawberries. Sweet, juicy, bright red strawberries. The main ingredient of our Saturday Sweet Treat…Warm Berry Crisp al a mode. Berries, summer, and silver linings. The perfect mix for a splendid Saturday.

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 5 heaping cups fresh mixed berries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch

Topping:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a deep dish pie plate or large baking dish with butter or cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the chopped strawberries and sugar in a large bowl and mix until the strawberries fully absorb the sugar. Add in the cornstarch and vanilla extract and stir until all of the strawberries are evenly coated. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate medium size bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Pour in the melted butter and stir well until well coated and crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top of the strawberries.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until fruit is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top. Enjoy!

*recipe from Belle Of The Kitchen

Freshly Picked Sweets


How did you spend your Mother’s Day? Our hubbies and kids spoiled us by taking us strawberry picking. And did we ever pick! We gathered the reddest, juiciest, most delicious strawberries we’ve ever tasted, all with the intent to make the yummiest berry treat! You know what a mama wants, a mama gets! So baking Freshly Picked Strawberry Crisp is what this Saturday is all about!

Freshly Picked Strawberry Crisp 

Ingredients
Fruit

4 cups strawberries, halved

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon agave syrup

Topping
1 cup oat flour 

½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil 

3 tablespoons agave syrup

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F and place a rack in the middle.
In a large bowl toss halved strawberries, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and agave syrup. Set aside.

In another bowl mix together oat flour and salt. Add maple syrup and coconut oil and cut in the coconut oil until the mixture begins to form crumbs. Set aside.

Grease 6 individual ramekins.

Scrape the strawberry mixture into the baking pan.

Spread the topping over the fruit in an even layer.

Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the topping has browned and the fruit bubbling.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.

*recipe inspired by The Iron You