Sometimes you just must cross over to the ‘prissy’ side of serving your desserts after a fabulously boholicious meal~~and, it doesn’t matter with me if it’s just me or just hubby and me~~as in this dessert.
Because these flavors and textures are beautifully varied~~a slight tartness in the compote, a crunch of the roasted walnuts, the sweet cool creaminess of the ice cream or frozen yogurt~~it’s perfect with a cup of espresso, coffee or hot tea. And, the rich vibrant jewel-tone hues of the ingredients insist on being showcased in a clear cup, wine glass, Ball jar, and, yes, even your best crystal stemware! So, go ahead bring some decadence to your evening, or maybe it’s a brunch, with blueberry & rhubarb compote & crumbles~~life’s short, make every day boholicious ~~peace & nameste~~ ally
Preheat oven to 375
What you need:
2 cups fresh or frozen (Dole) blueberries
2 cups rhubarb pieces (sliced in small pieces)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup red wine
1 lemon, juice/zest
1 tsp. cardamom, ground
4 Tbl. butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats, whole
4 Tbl. brown sugar
2 tsp. cardamom, ground
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
What you do:
Combine all of the ingredients into a heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and cook 5-7 minutes stirring. Reduce heat to low, and let it simmer/thicken cooking another 15-18 minutes (stirring occasionally). Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine the butter, flour,oats and brown sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Blend together with your fingers working the butter into the flour, oats and sugar. Add the cardamom and blend into the mixture well. Add in the walnuts and work around into the mixture.
Spread the mixture on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for about 12-15 minutes. Midway through the cooking take a metal spatula and toss the mixture around for more even browning/cooking. Remove and let cool.
Assembling your Decadence~
This dessert is so screaming for a crystal glass, a clear small bowl~~just something where you can see the layers of flavor and the jewel-tone colors! Scoop a spoonful of the compote into the bottom of the container, add some frozen vanilla ice cream or yogurt, then some crumbles, more compote, and more crumbles~~serve and expect gasps of delight!