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Spring Sweets: Local Savour Strawberry Basil Crumble

by evh on April 23, 2013

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Strawberry Basil Crumble ~ There are some things that I have yet to accomplish in the world of gardening, one of which is the fine art of growing copious amounts of strawberries. Sure, I am able to get a stray berry to pop out and turn ruby red here and there but it seems that by the time they are ready to pick either a little hand has snapped them off to chomp or a neighborhood critter has just snacked on them. I say “them” like a large amount have grown but really it’s more like two or three strawberries at a time. Until I learn the big how-to-grow a bushel of strawberries secret, I am leaving the strawberry growing up to the experts and right now they are all over the farmers’ markets and sprouting up in u-pick fields such as Sweet Berry Farm begging to be enjoyed. Nothing says “Hello Texas Spring” more to me than ripe, luscious strawberries. There’s just something happy and sweet about those little, red, hand-staining fruits and I have always loved them. I remember many times as a kid asking for (and devouring) several strawberry treats, guzzling strawberry milk and even having a large Strawberry Shortcake doll collection –– I thought they were SO cool with their scented hair, stripped tights and little outfits.

If you haven’t had sweet strawberries paired with cool, fresh basil, well, you are in for a real treat. Strawberry Basil Crumble sounds kinda fancy but it’s only 5 ingredients and a couple of steps to a really easy dessert or special treat. Stock-up on strawberries before Texas heats up and the season’s gone.

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Strawberry Basil Crumble
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6 -8 servings 10-15 minutes
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30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Strawberry Basil Crumble
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
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Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 11/2 pounds fresh strawberries (about 4 cups) - stems removed & quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil - chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold
Servings: -8 servings
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a low rise baking dish (about 1-2 inches) add strawberries and basil. Gently stir to blend basil in with the strawberries.
  2. In a medium bowl, add brown sugar and flour and stir well. Next, add cold butter and using a fork smash the butter into the sugar mixture until well blended and crumble begins to form.
  3. Pour sugar mixture over the strawberries and spread out evenly. Place into the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until strawberries begin to bubble and crumble looks slightly golden in color. Remove from heat. Serve warm or cold ala carte or with a dollop of ice cream.
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