Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Nectarine, Strawberries & Cream Crumble Bars
This is my own recipe. It combines nectarines, strawberries, and almond flavor with a rich, creamy sauce and browned, sweet butter crust. I usually prefer fresh nectarine and strawberry pie to a baked dessert like this, but I cannot resist hot, buttery, crumbly desserts once in a while... especially topped with vanilla ice cream.
Mix together in a big bowl until crumbly:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
1 1/4 cups butter
1/4 tsp salt
Press half of the crumble mixture into a 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake at 375ºF for 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine:
3 cups sliced fresh nectarines (no skin)
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
3 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Top baked crumble with fruit mixture. Sprinkle the remaining crumble over the fruit. Bake at 375ºF for 45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Hint: Blanch nectarines in boiling water for 30 seconds, and the skins will slip right off!