Thursday, 8 August 2013

Blueberry Crumble with Roasted Almond and Peanut Topping


Frozen blueberries!!! There, I said it. I used frozen blueberries for my crumble. My blueberry bushes are bare because it's not blueberry season and the fresh ones in the market are a ba$illion $$$ for a small punnet at the moment. No matter, this tastes so good, no one knew that these plumptious purple berries were trapped in a glacier (i.e. my freezer) less than a couple of hours before. People went back for seconds... thirds even, but I'm not naming any names (smiley face).

Blueberry Crumble with Roasted Almond and Peanut Topping
slightly adapted from Delicious
Serves 4

For the Filling:
500g frozen blueberries, thawed
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Crumble Topping:
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
2 tablespoons white spelt flour
50g unsalted butter, chilled
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup roasted unsalted natural almonds
1/3 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 flaked natural almonds

Vanilla ice cream to serve

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.

Make the Topping:
Put both the flours in a food processor and blitz to combine. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and nuts and blitz again until the nuts are chopped, but not too finely chopped.

Pour the blueberries into a baking dish, add the caster sugar and vanilla and stir to combine. Scatter over the crumble topping and sprinkle over the flaked natural almonds.

Bake the crumble for 45-50 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


  1. I just bought some frozen blueberries and was thinking about what to do with them. Now I know:) Great pictures as always!

  2. We always have frozen blueberries around because my husband uses them in his smoothies. Looks like I might have to steal some!

  3. This looks so, so gorgeous Jen. That golden crumble, packed full of nuts... it's crumble heaven! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration, as always. I'm loving my hot desserts in this cold weather! xx

  4. Thanks Sara. I actually love frozen blueberries, they are so convenient.

  5. Thanks Little Kitchie. Now I want a blueberry smoothie.

  6. Hey Laura. You're such a sweetheart. Hot desserts and cold weather - can't beat it.

  7. It's blueberry season here, the boys and I picked 10 lbs over the weekend and they ALL went into the freezer. I love that you added peanuts to the nut mixture! Brilliance.

    1. I love frozen berries, especially when I've picked them myself. I can have a little bit of summer in the middle of winter. We have berries nearly every day one way or another... and I can't get enough peanuts either.