October 10, 2011

Raspberry Nectarine Crumble

Sometimes life gets too darn busy and certain things fall by the wayside.  Like, say for instance, blog postings (mea culpa, mea culpa).  So when you want to bake something special, but are feeling swamped with too many responsibilities, big and small, a simple and uncomplicated dessert is so very much appreciated.  If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, one thing is probably very clear--I don't make too many things that require too much fuss.  Of course, there are always special occasions that I am more than happy to spend a little extra time and creativity on.  But, for the most part, I love recipes that come together fairly easily and quickly, so long as they are full of flavor.  Segue to this decidedly un-fussy yet delicious crumble, just right for the cooler weather, made even better by the addition of oats, nuts and barley flour...practically guilt-free!  The sweet nectarines and tart raspberries compliment each other perfectly.  The pumpkin seeds in the topping provide a salty, crunchy foil to the tang of the fruit (and I simply adore their gorgeous green color).  Unsophisticated?  Perhaps, but delectable with some good-for-you-delicious tweaks thrown in because, well, that's how I roll (wink, wink), and oh-so-special to me because it comes together in a flash.  In my book, a perfect dessert.