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Very Berry Crumble
I like to use frozen berries for this crumble. Not only can I have it any time of year, but the juices left in the bag after thawing provide sweetness (without adding a lot of sugar) and sauce for the crumble.
3⁄4 cup sliced almonds, lightly crushed
1⁄3 cup quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons sugar
Hefty pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter, softened, plus more for greasing ramekins
1 10-ounce bag frozen raspberries, thawed
1 10-ounce bag frozen blueberries, thawed
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Grease four 6-ounce ramekins and transfer them to a foil-lined baking sheet and set aside.
To make the topping, in a bowl combine the almonds, oats, sugar, and spices. Add the butter, and, with your fingers or a fork, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until large, coarse crumbs form. Set aside while you make the filling.
To make the filling, put the berries into a strainer set over a bowl to catch the juices. Add the sugar and cornstarch to the juices and whisk until smooth and the starch dissolves. Gently fold the berries back into their juices, and divide the mixture among the greased ramekins. Top each filled dish with one fourth of the crumble topping and place on the baking sheet. Bake until bubbling hot and the topping is golden, about 20 minutes. Allow the crumbles to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.