July 6, 2012

Gingersnap Berry Crumbles

It's the return of the baking club! :)  The group decided on a crumble for our next dessert, and I was excited to incorporate so many of the sweet flavorful summer berries into a dessert.  (Besides, if a dessert contains fruit, it is healthy and counts as a fruit serving, right?)

Most crumbles generally have some type of oatmeal crumble.  For a twist, I decided to use gingersnaps instead.  It really brought out the sweetness in the berries.  I used strawberries and cherries which were bursting with sweet flavor, so I used even less sugar than what is listed in the recipe.  If you don't want to use gingersnaps, you could easily swap in oatmeal instead.

My fellow bloggers have come up with some very creative twists on crumbles!  Please visit the Deep DishDinner or Dessert, the Orgasmic Chef, and the Grad School Chef to see their takes on the recipes.  I look forward to sharing next month's creation!  (And, if you are a blogger interested in joining our baking group, let me know!)

Gingersnap Berry Crumbles

1 1/2 cups of berries
1/8 cup sugar (use less if you have sweet berries)
2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnaps
2 oz. unsalted butter, cubed

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

To make the crumble topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, and gingersnaps into a mixing bowl.  Add the cubed butter into the ingredients, and mix until the mixture feels crumbly.  Set aside.

Place the berries, sugar, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup of the crumble topping into a mixing bowl and combine.  Divide the mixture evenly between 4 8-oz ramekins.  Top each ramekin with 1/2 cup of the remaining crumble topping.  Place the ramekins onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the topping is browned with bubbling fruit.

(Note: You may have some of the crumble topping leftover, so save it for other crumbles!)

Source: A Simply Sweet Justice original


  1. Gingersnap crumble topping? Get outta here!

    This looks amazing!

  2. Oh I've been eyeing the beautiful crumbles everywhere. This looks awesome and LOVE the use of gingersnaps here! I would love to get in on this fun! : )

  3. This is truly original ... never seen gingersnaps used as a topping before :-)

  4. Summer in a cup! And kickass use of the gingersnaps! I bet that tasted fab with the berries :) Om nom nom

  5. I like the idea of using ginger snaps on top of the crumble!


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