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Red fruit crumble

Date: December 03, 2021

Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, the fragrant shortcrust pastry is combined with a sweet and fruity filling.

This berry crumble is simply irresistible.

Let's find out how to prepare a crumble with low sugar and fat.

But first let's see why it is important to promote the consumption of red fruits in our diet.

Berries are small, soft, round fruits of various colors, mainly blue, red or purple. They have a sweet and sour taste and are often used in preserves, jams and desserts.

Red fruits tend to have a good nutritional profile. They are typically rich in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant polyphenols.

Antioxidants are substances capable of neutralizing excess free radicals and protecting the body from their negative action. Every day due to various factors including stress, smog, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol and nutrition, molecules are produced that can damage cellular structures such as the plasma membrane and DNA, weakening our body and speeding up the aging processes. Here berries play an important role thanks to their properties.

Blueberries, for example, are rich in anthocyanins which can preserve our memory despite advancing age. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound with anticancer properties. Blackberries, with their polyphenols, can help preserve the skeletal system.

We therefore recommend the daily consumption of these small and colorful fruits, nutritious and beneficial for our health.

The berries considered most dense in benefits are: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, Goji berries, strawberries, Açai berries, cranberries and grapes.

Red fruit crumble (recipe for 4 people)

Ingredients:

  • 375 g. frozen red fruit mix
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 90 g. flour 00
  • 40 gr. Chantilly cream flavored oatmeal
  • 30 gr. brown sugar or erythritol
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons of ice cream (optional)

Cooking:

  • Ventilated oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes.

Method:

  1. In a bowl, pour the frozen red fruits, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of corn starch and mix.
  2. Separately, combine the flours, a pinch of salt, the sweetener or brown sugar in a bowl and finally the chunks of cold butter. Work roughly with your hands until you get crumbs.
  3. In a baking tray lined with parchment paper, pour the red fruits and then sprinkle the entire surface with the crumble.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Serve hot accompanied with cream ice cream previously melted in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Conclusion

The crumble is traditionally a dessert rich in fat and sugar but, with this recipe, it is possible to obtain a delicious dessert with very little fat and refined sugar. We have also seen how the daily consumption of red fruits brings countless benefits to our health and, thanks to this dessert, the tasting of these precious fruits is even more pleasant.

The crumble is perfect served hot and accompanied with a cream, but also very good the day after. It can be kept in the refrigerator for three or four days.




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