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Blueberry Popsicles

These popsicles could not be easier to make and are the perfect treat to pull out of the freezer on a summer afternoon, or for a healthy dessert one night. .  There are only 3 ingredients:  fresh or frozen blueberries, coconut milk and maple syrup.  Just blend everything together (I used my immersion blender – the food processor would have worked as well, but the the clean up is waaay easier), pour into popsicle molds, freeze for a few hours, and voila!  Very little work for a very high flavour return.

Blueberry Popsicle Ingredients

Blueberry Popsicle Ingredients

I also used a pitcher to hold all the ingredients instead of a bowl, since the spout factor was very convenient for pouring the mixture into the molds.

Blueberry Popsicle Molds

The only popsicle molds available at my local kitchen store are designed to make rocket pops – remember those?  I figured they would work just fine, but didn’t really consider it would be nearly impossible to get a non-phallic shot of the finished product…This is the next best thing!

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Blueberry Popsicles

Blueberry Popsicle Recipe

2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh
1/2 – 3/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup

Blend all the ingredients with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-5 hours before eating.

From: It’s All Good

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Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

You won’t regret making this.  It’s a classic recipe that uses simple, basic ingredients.  It’s really nothing fancy, but it doesn’t have to be because it’s delicious. Simple AND delicious?  Sold!

It’s also  a great way to use/consume abundant seasonal fruit.  I made one of these just with peaches, and then I made a second one (the very next day actually, I wasn’t kidding about this being a fantastic recipe) using blueberries AND peaches.  MMMMMMMmmmmmmmMMMMMM!

To start, just slice up a teeny little bit of butter……

Crust Ingredients

Next, chop up some fresh fruit (like peaches!)

Fresh Peaches

Assemble the fruit and crust mixture in a baking dish, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until it looks vaguely like this:

(Note:  If you want a thicker crust on top, use a smaller baking dish)

Peach Cobbler

Or add other random fruit you need to use up (like blueberries) and it looks like this:

Peach and Blueberry Crisp

Now dump some maple cream sauce over top…..DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP!!

Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

Peach Crisp
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
¼ pound (1 stick) cold butter
5 or 6 cups peeled and sliced peaches (or whatever fruit you like!)
Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Maple Cream Sauce
1 ½ cups heavy cream
5 tbsp pure maple syrup
3 tbsp light corn syrup

1.    Begin by making the maple cream sauce.  It needs to chill before serving.  Pour the cream into a heavy saucepan.
2.    Add the maple syrup and corn syrup.
3.    Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened and reduced by a third, about 20 minutes.  Chill for at least an hour before serving over warm peach crisp.
4.    To prepare the peach crisp, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
5.    Start with the crumb mixture.  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
6.    Cut the cold butter into pieces.  Add the butter to the bowl and use fork or pastry blender to cut it into the flour mixture.  The mixture should resemble a moist coarse meal.
7.    Place peaches in a bowl and add the lemon zest.  Mix in the lemon juice and maple syrup and gently stir the peaches to combine.  Pour peaches into a 9 inch square or 8 x 12 baking dish.
8.    Top with the crumb mixture, evening out the surface with a fork.  Cover tightly with the foil and bake for about 15 minutes.
9.    Remove foil the foil and bake 30 minutes more, or until the topping is crsip and golden brown.  If the topping appears underdone, continue baking in 10 minute increments until it’s done.
10.    Spoon the warm crisp onto a plate, and drizzle the chilled maple cream sauce over the top.

From:  The Pioneer Woman

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