Splenda!

The other night I decided to get creative and make a mixed berry crumble. I got the recipe idea from watching Ina Garten’s show on the Food Network. She makes these incredible fruit crumbles with peaches, blueberries, apples, pears, or any fruit combination. The recipe seemed so easy so I took it upon myself to make a creation of my own.

The original recipe uses peaches and blueberries as the fruit center but instead I bought 2 medium bags of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries).

For the fruit:

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Gently mix in the berries. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into baking dish.

Instead of using granulated sugar I used Splenda no calorie sweetener. It was a great way to reduce calories in this recipe and you can’t even tell the difference! 

For the crumble:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

I also used Splenda for the topping as well.  

Mix all ingrediants together until the butter is the size of peas. Rub the mixture with your fingertips until it’s in big crumbles, then sprinkle evenly over the fruit.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes, until the tops are browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly.

Here is my final product! YUMMMMY!
I knew this recipe called for a lot of sugar and butter which are both great combinations especially for the crumble topping. I thought it would be a good idea to try and cut out some of those extra calories by using Splenda. I love that it came in a resealable pouch which made it very easy to use and store. I highly recommend using Splenda instead of granulated sugar when baking- no one will notice, for real!
I brought the cumble to work so my co-workers can taste it and give me feedback… You think they liked it?
What are your favorite fruit combinations?

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