Black Raspberry Crumble

Maybe it’s the frugal, Dutch girl in me, but I really can’t get over picking free berries. I went back. I’m addicted. I’ll probably go again tomorrow. I just can’t get enough.

Using this recipe for ingredient ratios, my little cornflower blue ramekin for portion control, and the berries I picked, I made dessert. Black raspberry dessert, to be specific.


plus crumble


Black Raspberry Crumble

Adapted from My Culinary Sanctuary

  1. Blend 1/4 cup flour with 2 Tbs. cold butter. Use a fork to incorporate the butter with the flour; you’re going for a crumbly consistency.
  2. Add 1/8 cup brown sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Mix with fork.
  3. Fill ramekin two-thirds of the way with berries. Sprinkle with small amount of white sugar, if desired. Pour crumble mixture on top. You might not need all of the crumble mixture. Use just enough to cover the berries.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or until golden brown on top).
  5. Invert into bowl and top with whipped cream. 

Interested in more ramekin sized desserts? Check out Apple Crisp for One and Ramekin Spice Cake.

I wanna know: Are you baking anything this weekend?

Apple Crumble for One

This past weekend, I was craving something sweet like no one’s business. I don’t keep store-bought sweets around because I have no self control with portion size. Besides, I love to bake. It’s times like this that give me the opportunity.

Because it was just me, I didn’t want to make a whole dessert that would sit around, tempting me, just waiting for someone (me) to consume it. Also, I didn’t have any sugar in the pantry, so traditional baked goods were out. Not to be held back by such menial details, Apple Crumble for One was born.

To bake your dessert, you’ll need a ramekin. Like one of these:


Any small oven-safe dish (think cereal bowl size) will work, though.

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and peel, core, and slice your apple.

Put the apple slices in your cute little ramekin and toss it with 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

In another bowl, mix your crumble:

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 Tbs. wheat germ
  • 1 Tbs. oil
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. Peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg

Mix it all up and pour it over apple goodness.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Enjoy the scent of baking apples and cinnamon. Those are the aromas of happiness. I’m convinced.

I wanna know: What are your favorite scents?