Summer is slowly arriving. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it has been a very wet spring, leading to a wet early summer. It is, however, making for bumper crops for all the home gardeners out there. I know the strawberries are definitely loving it! They are giant and positively dripping with sweet juice… just waiting to explode in your mouth. MMMMmmmm…
I stumbled across this recipe for strawberry crisp and I was like…huh… I don’t think I had ever heard of strawberry crisp. Most strawberry recipes are not cooked or they are mixed with other berries. In this dish they are the stand alone fruit. I mulled it over for quite some time. Finally I decided I really wanted to try it. I like all the stuff that is in it and with strawberries and honey, how can you go wrong? After all strawberries and honey are foods of love. This was just the thing to make for Mr. Wednesday.
I headed over to Mr Wednesday’s house for our date night. I got over there earlier in the day, still in my jammies. It was, of course, a rainy spring day. I got everything started for dinner. Diced the strawberries and got all the ingredients mixed together, and ready for the oven.
With everything ready to go, it was time for some me time. I started running a bath in his huge bathtub. While it filled, I went and made myself an adult beverage of the rum variety. I laid out my clothes and makeup. Then I slipped into the luxurious hot water. I soaked up to my chin until the water got cold. I love my bath time while I wait for Mr. Wednesday to get home from work.
Once the water is cold, it’s time to hop in the shower. After a quick rinse off, I do my hair and makeup and get all dressed up for Mr. Wednesday.
With everything prepped and ready it was easy to put everything together. I didn’t want the topping to get soggy, so I hadn’t assembled it earlier. I sprayed the little ramekins and added the strawberry mixture, topped the strawberries with the soon to be crisp topping. Now, I did alter the recipe for personal taste. I don’t care for walnuts or pecans, so I just substituted almonds for all of the nut quantities.
Once the topping was on I popped them into the oven. That was when the real magic started to happen. The house was filled with the yummy smells of the strawberries releasing their juices in the hot oven.
The dreamy lusciousness that filled our mouth later was not disappointing. The strawberries gave us all of their juices… a divine explosion of flavor overflowing in our mouths. MMMMMMmmmm…
- Cooking spray
- 5 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed and quartered
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 2 Tbsp honey
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray eight 4-inch ramekins with oil.
- In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, ¼ cup honey and orange juice, sprinkle with cornstarch and toss until fruit is coated.
- Transfer to the ramekins.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork and sprinkle over the fruit.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden and the berries are soft and bubbly.
- Serve warm.