Monday, July 7, 2008

Golden and Glorious - Yellow Raspberry Crisp

Yellow Raspberry Crisp

Straight from the oven, they are hidden,
like drunken dumplings hissing under a
crust of rosemary-spiked oats.

Yellow Raspberries

Yellow Raspberries

Raspberries in Spiced Syrup - Adapted from the Aliza Green recipe


3 heaping cups raspberries (any color will do nicely)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dry white vermouth
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons grains of paradise (or mild black peppercorns), cracked


Rinse and lightly dry the berries. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all other ingredients, bringing them just to a boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture reduces and thickens to a light syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool before gently adding the berries. Set aside.

Rosemary Crisp Topping - Based on the Bon App├ętit recipe


1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
4 tablespoons cold butter
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients with your fingertips then lightly rub the butter into crumbs between your palms. Work the mixture only until evenly textured, as you would when preparing basic pastry.

Assembly and Baking

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide the berries in syrup among 4 ramekins. (I used 1/2 cup capacity.) Divide the crisp mixture evenly over the berries. Arrange ramekins on a baking sheet and place on middle rack of oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is browned and the berry syrup is bubbling over the sides of the ramekins. Remove ramekins to a rack to cool for at least 10 minutes; they will be very hot. Best served while still warm. An ice cream or whipped cream accompaniment is optional, but really isn't necessary. Serves 4. –

Yellow Raspberry Crisp

This recipe is on its way to Jeanne of Cook Sister!, hosting the current Waiter, there’s something in my….Berries!

Been There, Done That ~

Crumb-Topped White Peach Pie
Almond Cherry Tarts
Baklava Figs

Other People's Eats ~

Strawberry Ice Cream
Blueberry Shrikand
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Stay tuned for another post for a different event due later tonight. You will not be seeing double in your reader. No, it’s not for my own event. I haven’t even cooked that one up yet!


Lori Lynn said...

Things I really like about this: the yellow raspberries, the addition of rosemary, and that spoon!

I think I would skip the ice cream too, it sounds just perfect as is.

Ricki said...

Those berries are such a lovely color! Silly question (and I think your recipe answered it anyway), but--do they taste just like the red ones?

Mona said...

The first time I am seeing some yellow raspberries, they look gorgeous! It looks too good!

noobcook said...

beautiful!! I love the poetry that accompanies the post n photos... they add an artistic, romantic flair to everything :)

Just realised I missed your pancakes on parade event because the last 2 weeks had been plain crazy for me ... but I can't wait to drool over the delicious round up! :)

glamah16 said...

I need to find those beautiful yellow raspberries.

Arundathi said...

Never seen yellow raspberries - beautiful!!

sra said...

I don't think I've seen golden raspberries before, not sure I even knew of them. They look beautiful. And I'm intrigued by the idea of rosemary in the topping!

Ann said...

That is golden and glorious! Just beautiful!

Mishmash ! said...

It was only 2-3 weeks back, I first saw these beautiful yellow/golden ones.....and it was ofcourse a surprise for me...:) do they taste like the red ones? very pretty pictures :)

Simona said...

This is wonderful, Susan. I can't wait to try your rosemary crisp topping

librariane said...

Ooo! Such wonderful timing, as our raspberry bushes are starting to produce more than one or two at a time. I'm glad to see any color works, as our are red...

Lisa said...

I just ate an early dinner, and now I want this for dessert. Just lovely.

farida said...

Wow, yellow raspberries are sooo beautiful! I've never seen anything like this. Great recipe and the photo!

Suganya said...

So you got yellow raspberries? They are quite pricey, aren't they? The crisp and the ramekin look gorgeous. Rosemary in the topping makes sense. Now why haven't I tried that?

Jeanne said...

Yellow raspberries!! Who woulda known? Do they taste like the red ones? I adore the crisp too, with rosemary. Since having a chocolate rosemary soup in Spain a couple of years ago, I've been a huge fan of a hint of rosemary in sweet dishes. Thanks for a FAB entry for WTSIM!

Kelly-Jane said...

I'd love to be able to buy yellow raspberries! We eat a lot of berries in the Summer, this sounds yummy.

TBC said...

Yellow raspberries! I've never seen them before. Your pics just keep getting better and better, Susan.

Dhi said...

Whoa, yellow raspberries.... really curious how they taste like. Hmmmm... recipe looks delish too :D

Jacque said...

I don't think I've ever seen yellow raspberries! How interesting. This recipe looks fantastic, thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

I've never seen yellow raspberries before. They are truely beautiful.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Those raspberries look amazing...

Susan said...

Lori Lynn – Thanks. I agree w/ you; ice cream would be gilding the lily.
Ricki – They taste exactly like the red ones, except, by chance, these were intensely flavored and oh, so sweet, the best so far this season.
Mona – Thank you. They are gorgeous! There was no way I was leaving the grocery w/out them. : )
Wiffy – Thank you, sweets. Romance is so much more than love and marriage. : )
Coco – You do need them. You don’t know how much you need them. : D
Thanks, Arundathi.
Sra – Thanks. They were a first for me.
Thank you, Ann!
Just like the red ones, Shn. Thanks!
Thanks, Simona. Don’t recall if I read correctly, but don’t you have rosemary growing in your garden?
Ruhama – How are you? Your own bramble bushes! How lucky!
Lisa – Thanks. If you bake these up and have them ready, next time you can eat dessert first. ; }
Thanks so much, Farida!
Suganya – Thanks. It was just pure dumb luck that I happened to be at the right place at the right time. Anything at Whole Foods is pricy, even toilet paper. : D I have no idea how much they were.
Jeanne – Thank you! Chocolate rosemary soup sounds divine and now has my wheels turning.
Kelly-Jane – Thanks. It wouldn’t feel like summer without berries.
Hi, TBC! Thanks so much. Practice, practice, practice.
Thanks, Jacque! I hope to see them around again sometime. They really are special.
Jules – Thank you. If I find them again, my husband will make sorbet out of them.
Hi, Mari! – Thank you!

Kelly said...

I have these growing in my backyard and they are HEAVEN!! They don't taste like regular raspberries to me; they're less tart with a "warmer," softer flavor. If you closed your eyes and tasted one you would have no idea it was a raspberry. I would eat them by the bucket as a kid. This is the first time I've ever seen someone bake with them!

Susan said...

Welcome, Dhi! Thanks! Yellow raspberries taste like regular raspberries to me, but a commenter below thinks otherwise. It's all, quite literally, a matter of taste. : )

Hi, Kelly! Welcome! As I said to Dhi, it's a matter of taste. How lovely to have them growing in your backyard.

Brilynn said...

Those berries are gorgeous!

We have wild raspberries growing in our backyard but never succeed when we actually try to plant them and I've never had yellow ones.

~Madeline~ said...

Oh my goodness, those raspberries are beautiful! I didn't even know yellow raspberries existed. I wish I could find those here in Vancouver. Maybe I'll just have to look a little harder :)