Yesterday I promised you blueberry crisp and today I give you blueberry crisp!
One of my favorite things about summer is the reappearance of fresh, seasonal fruit. We have such a short growing season up here that I go crazy every summer with the fruit. And one of my FAVORITE things to do with fruit is make a crisp.
It isn’t quite blueberry season up here so I sadly had to settle for store bought, but when you add sugar and butter to fruit it really doesn’t matter where you get it. It will be good.
So when Cascade dared my to make a blueberry cobbler (I am a crisp fan so I fudged a bit) and test out their Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs against some caked on blueberries I had to agree. I mean I have to cook and eat blueberry crisp for my blog? It isn’t all glamorous, this blogging life. Sometimes it is VERY hard work.
But first, the crisp. I adapted a recipe from The Neelys because my hubby is allergic to nuts. And I didn’t think it would be fair to put nuts in it an eat it all myself. Cause that has NEVER happened before when I was making a dessert. Ahem.
adapted from The Food Network
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 stick room temperature unsalted butter, cubed
6 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, oats, brown and white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Toss blueberries, cornstarch, and sugar together in a 2-quart baking dish. Top blueberries evenly with the crumb mixture. Bake for 40 minutes.
Serve with homemade whipped cream or ice cream.
Now the challenge. I leave the baking pan out for 24 hours to let everything cake itself on nicely. Then I put it in the dishwasher without a single rinse. And then I begin to twitch.
Seriously, we always rinse our dishes pretty thoroughly before putting them in the dishwasher. I realize you aren’t supposed to do that but I can’t handle not. So this was hard for me to do. But I did it.
So here is the before.
And here is the after.
And here is my disclaimer.
I swear by Cascade. It is one of the only detergents I use because in my opinion it is one of the only ones that works. So I knew it would pass this test with flying colors and got a little cocky. As you can see in the before picture I left some literal chunks of food on the dish. And then despite how I would normally load my dishwasher (if you remember I am a bit fanatical about it) I put it on the top shelf to make room for some pans on the bottom. So is there residue? Yes. But would I still trust Cascade to get my dishes clean? Absolutely.
Would you like to take the challenge? I have 5 trial packs of Cascade Complete All-In-1 Action up for grabs. To win one simply tell me your favorite summer time dessert. Easy peasy!
Contest is open to US only and will end Thursday, June 9th. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided with a sample and a Wal-Mart gift card for by P&G and MyBlogSpark for my participation in this campaign. As always, all opinions are mine. This post will be linked up to Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home’s, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli-n-Son, Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum, Friday Potluck at EKat’s Kitchen and Finer Things Friday at Amy’s Finer Things.