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Skillet Berry Crumble plus a Giveaway!

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This irresistible berry crumble was inspired by this gorgeous Fall 2012 Chenille bag below…. the Petunia Pickle Bottoms Elderberry Boxy Backpack.  The folks at Petunia Pickle Bottoms are offering one of their new bags to a Picky Palate reader!  How fun is that?  See below the recipe on how to enter.

Here are some great features of the Elderberry Boxy Backpack:

  • Iceberg blue and light grey vining garden design. Iceberg blue water-resistant linging and straps.
  • New Whisper-quiet magnetic closure for access to the main compartment and changing station anytime, plus discreet snaps with finger tabs for easy added security with just one hand
  • New premium metal logo plate on front
  • Color-coordinated hands-free backpack straps or long messenger strap with chrome trigger snap hooks
  • Built-in zip-out changing station with detachable changing pad
  • 2 large internal diaper/wipes pockets
  • 1 zippered and 2 open internal organizational pockets
  • Easy reach interior pacifier pocket and “No more digging” key clip
  • 4 bottle pockets (2 interior, 2 exterior)
  • PPB-monogrammed plastic wipes case

I LOVE using my cast iron skillet….for recipes of all kinds sweet and savory.  It certainly makes a rustic and beautiful berry crumble that I have shared with you today.  I like to describe this dessert as family style where everyone grabs a spoon and digs in together.  More fun that way.  It’s great for a special family night or Sunday dinner dessert….and it’s done in about 30 minutes, woohoo!

I love seeing the berry filling ooze out of the buttery crumble topping.  I’m salivating just thinking about it!

Once that crumble is out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes then top it with your favorite vanilla ice cream and dig in with your favorite people 🙂


Skillet Berry Crumble


  • 12 ounces frozen or fresh blueberries (if you have fresh or frozen elderberries, those would be great)
  • 2 tablesoons corn starch
  • 2 tablepoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place blueberries, corn starch, lemon juice and sugar into a 9 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, stirring to combine. Stir and cook until bubbly and thick, about 7 minutes. Turn heat off.
  3. To prepare crumb topping add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. With a pastry cutter, cut in ice cold butter cubes until small pea size balls form. This takes a good constant 5 minutes of cutting butter into flour mixture. Pour crumb topping over blueberries and bake for 25-30 minutes, until blueberries are bubbling and crust is golden and firm to the touch. Remove and serve with warm with ice cream on top.

Makes 4-6 Servings

Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway:

1.  Leave a comment here telling us:  What is your favorite berry and who would get the bag if you win?  A friend or you?!

For 5 additional entries:

2.  Join Picky Palate and Petunia Pickle Bottoms on Facebook.    (2 separate comments for this)

3.  Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to Picky Palate via email. (3 separate comments for these)

4.  Contest ends Sunday August 12, 2012 8pm PST.  Winner will be chosen via and notified by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to return my email to claim prize.

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    Emily says:

    I love blueberries!! I would keep the bag – I need a new one for when I have another baby!

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    I love ligonberries. I would keep the bag for myself.

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    Maurine says:

    My favorite berry is raspberries…yum! I would keep the bag, my bags have been through multiple children and they are trashed.

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    Emily says:

    Strawberries! For me–I’m 14 weeks pregnant with my first.

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    lakenyajoy says:

    my favorite kind of berries of all times is blueberries…i love turning them into cakes, cookies, and pies 🙂 and if i would win this bag it would go to my aunt..shes helped me so much throughout the years and id love to give back to her 🙂

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    Brenna Nelson says:

    My favorite berry is the blueberry! This looks so yummy! I would keep the bag for myself–it looks fabulous!

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    Trisha says:

    I love all berries but I think strawberries are my favorite. If I was lucky enough to win the bag I would give it to my friend she is having TWINS for Christmas!!!

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    Stacy Wood says:

    This looks like and AMAZING recipe!!!

    Favorite food Berry is Raspberry….Favorite PPB Berry is Elderberry Boxy Backpack

    My Sister-in-law would get the bag for my new Nephew

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    Nikki Sportsman says:

    Blackberries. Love them. A friend would get the bag :] It is lovely.

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    Windy P. says:

    I think blackberries are my favorite! And I could totally use that bag for my little one. 🙂

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    I love blackberries! And the bag would go to my friend who just had twins!

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    Lisa Meyer says:

    I love, love, LOVE raspberries!! This bag looks awesome, and I would give it to my friend, Jenna, who is a first time mom.

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    Cassie says:

    strawberries! I’d give the bag to a friend. They will be the 1st in our group of friends to have a baby, so exciting!

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    Rebecca says:

    I absolutely love strawberries and so do my little ones. If I got it, I would give it to my godson’s mother, 🙂

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    Emma says:

    My favorite berry is raspberry… I think, but I love blueberries too! If I won- I would keep the bag for myself since I have a 3 week old son and no diaper bag!

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    Pamela Hanson says:

    I love almost all berries, but strawberries and blueberries are on the top of the list! ~ Gotta have my watermelon, too! If I wont his bag, it would go to my niece who is due in just around the corner… in September.

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    Kathy says:

    my fav is strawberries 🙂

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    Sondra Jarvis says:

    Love this idea!!! My favorite isn’t one berry, it is a cup of strawberries and a 1/2 c of blueberries mixed into my cereal every morning.

    If I win the bag I have friends that are due in beginning of October with their first child. The husband is in the National Guard and unfortunately will have to go back overseas for 6 months to a year after the baby is born. I would love to give the mom such a wonderful and handy bag.

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    Emily says:

    My favorite berry is a strawberry, and I would keep the Petunia Pickle Bottom bag because I am due with my first child September 14th! Thanks for the fun giveaway:)

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