I don’t know what it is, but for the last few days my sweet tooth has been completely controlling me. Ever since having gestational diabetes I have been a lot more aware of what kinds of foods I’m consuming and I’ve been trying to eat more balanced meals, but sometimes I don’t really do so well.
Okay, so it isn’t exactly a diabetes friendly recipe…but it is delicious. And since I don’t have diabetes anymore, I don’t mind splurging a bit. I mean I know having had gestational diabetes raises my risk factor for getting diabetes later…but sometimes you just have to “live on the wild side.”
Anyway, this post isn’t about diabetes. It’s about blueberries. And crumb topping. And whipped cream. Oh so yummy! The nice thing about this recipe is that it only makes two servings, so you can’t go too overboard! The recipe is also easily multiplied if you need to make a larger number of servings.
What You’ll Need:
For the filling:
1 cup of blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
For the crumb:
1/4 cup flour
1/8 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
The How To:
Add the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice to a small saucepan over medium to medium high heat. Stir so that everything is mixed well. As the blueberries heat up, keep stirring so the juices don’t burn, and bring to a boil. Allow the blueberries to boil for about a minute, and then spoon the mixture into two ramekins (or an oven-safe dish, depending on what you prefer).
In a small bowl, cube the butter into the flour and sugar, and work it with your hands until the texture is crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the blueberries. I prefer quite a bit of crumb topping which turns out to be slightly doughy but crisp on top. If you want more crunch, sprinkle a thinner layer on the surface.
Bake at 400ºF for 15 to 20 minutes depending on how browned you like the top! I Baked mine for 15 minutes and then broiled the top for just a few minutes to really get it golden brown.
Be careful when you’re removing them from the oven–the ramekins will be very hot! Allow them to cool for a few minutes, and top with your favorite whipped topping.