The designer shares a festive dessert from her entertaining book Pacific Natural.

By People Staff
June 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Jennifer Causey

The designer shares a festive dessert from her entertaining book Pacific Natural

Jenni Kayne’s Strawberry & Blueberry Crumble

2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
¾ cup, plus 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
3 Tbsp. softened unsalted butter, plus ½ cup melted unsalted butter, divided
2 tsp. lemon zest, plus 1 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon), divided
11/3 cups all-purpose or gluten-free flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of kosher salt
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Cook 1 cup blueberries and ¾ cup sugar in a saucepan over low, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl until cornstarch is dissolved; stir into blueberry mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium high, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil and liquid is clear and thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Pour blueberry mixture into a large heatproof bowl. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Fold in strawberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, 3 tablespoons softened butter, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 cup blueberries.

3. Stir flour, baking powder, salt, ½ cup melted butter, 6 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon zest in a separate bowl with a fork until crumbs form.

4. Coat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Pour berry mixture into skillet. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over top. Bake until topping is golden brown and filling bubbles, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.

Serves: 8
Active time: 25 minutes
Total time: 1 hour