I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade Premium and was provided the recipe for Bumbleberry Pie Sundae with Berry Whipped Cream by Gail Simmons . I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Every good recipe starts with the best, fresh ingredients possible, but they’re finished with dishes, glassware, and garnish – it makes a full package! Sometimes taking the extra minute or two to make your desserts and treats as appealing to the eye, as they are the stomach, is a way to show your family they’re as special as company. Why keep your best dishes and glasses just for guests?!?
I tried this recipe today created by Gail Simmons the Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine. Gail has partnered with Cascade to share the same message – that plating your food is as important as cooking it. This recipe is super simple and can be adapted for your taste and for the ingredients you have available.
Bumbleberry Pie Sundae
But what is a bumbleberry? It’s a mixture of berries, there’s no set recipe. Mix and match raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and whatever else is seasonal in your area in the quantities you like. Mine was heavy on blueberries and blackberries, but there’s no wrong way to make it.
I wanted to make mine organic and unfortunately there wasn’t anything similar to raspberry sherbet available. Heck, my store didn’t even have regular raspberry sherbet – they’ve all been switched out for berry blends. While I love raspberry sherbet and it would have added another dimension to the dessert, it was pretty outstanding on its own.
The fresh berries with just the right amount of sugar and fresh lemon juice married beautifully with the organic vanilla ice cream. Don’t scrimp – use a good quality ice cream. Better to eat less and have one that is worthy of all those delicious fresh berries! The graham cracker crumbs, which I crushed in a plastic bag with my rolling pin, add just the right amount of crunch. The berry whipped cream is not sweet and on its own it seems to need a little extra sweetness. But don’t be fooled, once you put it all together the balance is perfect.
There are only two of us so I’ve packed up the extra sauce, berries, and berry whipped cream and will fold them into plain vanilla yogurt for breakfast and as a treat all week. I’m really looking forward to it!
How do you show your family you care? Using our good glasses is my way and something we’ve done since the boys were little. It was worth a cracked or broken glass to see the enjoyment in their eyes. But I want to make sure the glasses look their best, so I’ve been using Cascade Platinum in my new dishwasher. So far they’ve been coming out spotless!
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