Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Thursday, 24th February 2011

I’ve always been sensitive to the cold (you’d think I’d be used to it by now considering I’ve lived in Canada most of my life) but the last few weeks I can’t get warm enough. Coincidentally neither could the kids. Usually they’re complaining it’s too hot in the house.  I found myself raising the temperature of the heat yesterday (record high for me 24° C/75° F, usually I set to 20° C/68° F) and even then we were still all wrapped in blankets trying to stay warm.  On days like this I turn to comforting, warm desserts.

A photo taken three Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble desserts placed in a row, one dessert topped with Vanilla Ice Cream.

My thoughts immediately turned to Berry Crumbles, they are so versatile and better yet quick and easy to make.  I asked my daughter, Liana, to stop at the market on her way home and pick up some fresh berries.  When she asked “What kind” I said, “Surprise me”.

A photo of a large mug filled with fresh blueberries.

I was pleasantly surprised, she returned home with baskets of fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Apparently the berries just arrived and she spotted them as the attendant was loading up the stand.  I decided on a Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble.  I’m saving the strawberries (so sweet) to enjoy with Sweetened Whipped Cream (one of my favourite treats).

A photo of 4 Blueberry Crumble with Raspberry and a Pistachio Almond Crumble topping desserts straight out of the oven.

I have a jar of homemade vanilla sugar tucked away for the perfect opportunity where it could shine.  It did just that in this Fruit Crumble.  The sugar was so fragrant and when the crumbles were baking the aroma was pure heaven.  It also provided the perfect amount of vanilla flavouring.

A photo of 2 Berry Crisp desserts with a Pistachio Almond Crumble.

I’ve always preferred the flavour of a nutty topping and the crunchy texture was a wonderful compliment to the soft fruit filling.  The topping was also rich in butter (everything is always better with butter) flavour especially with the yellow golden sugar that I used.

A photo of a bowl filled with fresh raspberries.

I love to serve and enjoy my berry crumbles piping hot with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.  The melting creaminess with the hot-cold combination gets me each and every time.

A photo of Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble.

If you enjoy raspberries as much as I do, The Professor’s (Smith Bites) Raspberry Gelato would be amazing with this crumble.

A photo of Mixed Berry Crumbles with Pistachio Almond Crumble topping, one toped with Vanilla Ice Cream.

A photo of Blueberry Crumble with raspberries and a Pistachio-Almond Crumble.

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Comments (27)

27 Responses to “Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble”

  1. Cajun Chef Ryan Says:

    You always make the desserts look so good!

  2. Maria Says:

    Beautiful dessert!

  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet Says:

    The combination of fruit in this dish gives the dessert such a wonderful color!

  4. Jill Colonna Says:

    I just love the photos with the dribbling fruit coming down the sides of these ramekins. I also bet that your daughter loved them even more when she picked out the ingredients herself! Looks so delicious!

  5. Jeanette Says:

    Gorgeous pictures! What a nice fruit dessert. I like the combination of nuts in the topping too!

  6. Lyndsey Says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Jasmine Says:

    it look so lovely and delicious! (: i love the combination of berries, nuts and ice cream together! (:

  8. Gina Says:

    this looks amazing!

  9. Ashley Says:

    Your photos are simply drool-inducing – completely a compliment. It’s almost like I could reach through the screen and start helping myself. In fact, I really wish I could! These look amazing.

  10. Kita Says:

    I saw some lovely berries at the market today and was wondering what I would do with them if I purchased them. These look great. :)

  11. Melissa@EyesBigger Says:

    Perfect weather for cobbler and your pictures are beautiful. I like the addition of the pistachios.

  12. RavieNomNoms Says:

    That is gorgeous!

  13. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Says:

    Looks fantastic!

  14. Sara Says:

    Is there anything better than the oven on and some yummy crumbles in it to warm ourselves up? I love the pistachio-almond addition to these ones!

  15. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels Says:

    Wow what beautiful crumbles! I love the addition of pistachios, I never thought of putting them in crumbles. I’ll definitely have to try this! :)

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  17. Bourbonnatrix Says:

    These look so comforting! I love your photography, and your ramekins! Wonder if I could get away with eating one of these for breakfast… sub the ice cream for vanilla yogourt? Thanks for the recipe! It’s bookmarked!

  18. marla {family fresh cooking} Says:

    These crumbles look amazing. Love that sweet cakes cup. Such pretty pictures too – the berry drips make the photos pop. xo

  19. Grace Says:

    Thank you Marla!

  20. Joy Says:

    This makes me wish summer would come already. It looks great.

  21. DessertForTwo Says:

    Wow, I absolutely love those dishes! Any chance you can share where you bought them?

  22. Grace Says:

    Of course, they come from the Gordon Ramsay Bakeware line. This light blue colour was just introduced and it also comes in the standard white. I purchased my ramekins at The Bay.

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  26. Julie Bowman Says:

    Hello, The little white dishes that you have served your rasberry & blueberry almond crumbles in are gorgeous. Could you please share with me the brand and supplier? Thank you. Kind regards, Julie

  27. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Hi Julie, these dishes are from Gordon Ramsay by Royal Doulton. It’s not really very noticeable in the images but they are Maze Blue (very light blue) but they are also available in white. It doesn’t appear that the blue are in stock currently at Amazon – http://astore.amazon.com/grasswelif-20/detail/B0039XHQYS but they may be available elsewhere (I purchased my items at The Bay). Amazon does have the white in stock – http://astore.amazon.com/grasswelif-20/detail/B000PI9EOU. It’s a great collection I have a few different pieces, dessert dishes, dinnerware set as well as the soufflé dishes.

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