Friday, August 6, 2010

Sweet Tooth: Mango Berry Crumble


It's the weekend! Any cool plans? I'm off to a friend's wedding shower tomorrow, with a raw pie in hand (will post that soon).

Here's one of my favorite summer treats. It's light, easy, and works well with any fruit. It's also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side - too bad that I didn't have any this time around. I have a fridge and freezer full of freshly picked blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries... I'm so grateful for all this abundance!

Mango Berry Crumble

Fruit:

2 cups diced mango
2 cups diced strawberries
2 cups blueberries
Extra handful strawberries

Blend the handful of strawberries until smooth.
Toss all ingredients together.
Spread the berries into the bottom of a 9"x 9" pan.


Crumble:

1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pitted, packed dates
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup ground oat groats
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

In a food processor, grind all ingredients together into a crumbly, yet moist texture.
If you want the mixture to press together a bit better, add a few teaspoons of water.
Evenly spread the crumble over the berries.
Serve immediately, chill for a few hours, or dehydrate for a few hours until warm.


Go eat some berry crumble! Here's another dessert I've recently whipped up - a simple blueberry pie. No recipe, just a "throw together". A walnut date crust, a layer of diced mango, and a blueberry filling which consisted of blueberries, young coconut pulp, lemon juice, maple syrup, and chia seed.


My best friend Lauren (who is also the graphic designer for my ebooks), returned home last week for a very short visit. It was so great to see her outside of email and the skype box!


We picked sugar snap peas in my yard - they're out in full force now!
Happy weekend!

15 comments:

Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) said...

Oh yum! I love berry season! We just made a raw blackberry pie crumble and it was delish :)
It's nice to see you got to catch up with you bestie :) Have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

Always good to spend time with your best friend! :)

This crumble looks great. Have fun at the shower and have a great weekend!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I LOVE crumbles and make an apple one that's so good, so easy!

Enjoy your weekend pretty lady!!!!!

xoxox

blessedmama said...

The desserts look great, as usual!

Krissy said...

I'm SO jealous of your wild blueberries :) Your desserts look amazing as always!
Have fun at the wedding shower! xoxo

bitt said...

Yum! I love berry crumbles. Even got my non-raw eating family to eat them several times. I will pass this on to my sister, who has even made her own!

you friend is SO talented! your recipes books are gorgeous.

Pure2raw twins said...

Can you believe it Lori and I have never made a crumble...we have to make this!!!

Have a great weekend!
xoxo

dreaminitvegan said...

That's a mighty tasty looking crumble. We do have it pretty good with the abundace of fresh fruit.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Nikki said...

Spending time with best friends is the BEST :). Your crumble and "throw-together" pie look great!

boosgrl said...

Omg this looks so good i gotta make one rite away for the weekend lol :)

Nelly said...

can you please send me some of both? i need to make that pie...i have lots of mangoes...yay...

lauren and you are such dolls...friends are amazing!!!!

love ya sister...

woos said...

HI Heather! I have a random question for you: I got a great deal on cocoa butter and bought a bunch- does it keep well if frozen? I have looked every where and can't find the answer!
Thanks!

Heather Pace said...

Thanks guys!

woos - you don't need to freeze or even refrigerate cacao butter. It will keep a really long time at room temperature. :)

Lori said...

That's great you got to see your best friend! And enjoy the outdoors with her. :)

The crumble looks so good. Weird too, because I JUST finished eating a nectarine crumble of sorts when I read this. Love it!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

The Raw Butterfly said...

Yummy looking pie Heather! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and the shower. xxx PS I hear P is coming to Australia next year, does that mean you too...?