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Angel Unawares, Serial #17 and Strawberry Crumble

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Yep, we made it.

It must really be spring if the Pick Your Own Strawberry Farm down the road is beginning to mark out the parking area and dust off the tables and benches. I noticed the first blossoms on the plants a few weeks ago, and my mom always said “thirty days from bloom to berry”–so we can’t be far from the succulence and sweetness of fresh-picked local strawberries.

So to get you in the mood, we’re posting this Strawberry Crumble recipe. It’s super easy and super quick and oh so delish! And it bakes and serves in the same container–a Mason jar that practically exudes the flavors of down-home cooking. This recipe makes one generous serving, but feel free to double it or more to share this treat with friends. They’re bound to love the Mason jar touch, and like what’s inside the jar even more.

If you’re in the Deep South or California, you can use fresh-picked berries for this recipe. The rest of us will have to buy ours at the store. But don’t worry, the pick-your-own version are coming our way. And when they get here, you’ll have a great recipe ready to put them to use!

strawberry crumble for one

Strawberry Crumble

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons oats

1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

strawberry crumble for 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, add the butter, flour, oats, 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar, and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients with a fork until the butter is broken up into pea-sized pieces and is incorporated throughout the dry ingredients.

In another small bowl, add the sliced strawberries, 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Toss the strawberries until they are evenly coated with sugar and vanilla.

In one regular-sized mason jar, press half of the crumble mixture into the bottom of the jar. Top with strawberries, and finish with the remaining crumble. Place the jar on a cookie sheet or shallow baking dish to catch any spills, and bake for 30 minutes or until crumble is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 1 crumble.

strawberry crumble

{Adapted from Dooley Noted Style}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #17 of “Angels Unawares”.

Angels Unawares, Serial #17, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Angels Unawares, Serial #17, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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