Yum Peaceful Cooking: Raspberry Crunch for Retro #SundaySupper

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Raspberry Crunch for Retro #SundaySupper


Funny how food can take you back in time. So much so, that it seems my taste buds have a better memory than my mind does. Some good and some not so good.

Raspberry Crunch is definitely a good one. This recipe was handed down to me from Sir Sportsalot's grandmother many many years ago. She used to make it with cherry pie filling, I just happen to have a thing for raspberries. But when it comes right down to it, here's something about the crumbly cake topping that I just can't seem to get enough of.


I dunno if you've ever payed attention to what cake mix smells like before you bake it. Sweet, rich, enticing...demanding you to lick the bowl. But something happens in the oven and it changes. Maybe that's why cakes aren't my favorite dessert. They just don't taste the way the batter does.

Raspberry crunch fixes that.

This is one of the most simple recipes you'll find. It's versatile simply by changing the pie filling and has minimal ingredients. When I first started making it, I used a box of cake mix as instructed. However, you know how when something obvious just isn't noticed? Such as the ingredients in cake mix? There should only be a couple, yet if you were to look on the side of the box, there's a huge list of mostly unrecognizable ingredients.

My conscience began to nag me until I broke down and cried out for help. My buds on Facebook came to my rescue and introduced me to a wonderful Homemade Yellow Cake Mix recipe by iambaker.com. Basic ingredients, nothing too fancy...straight forward and delicious.

Raspberry Crunch


22 oz raspberry pie filling
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup melted white chocolate (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350'F

Pour the pie filling in the bottom of a 9" square or round baking dish. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the melted butter, vanilla and nuts, Stir until you have a crumbly texture. Sprinkle the crumbles evenly over the pie filling.

Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until golden brown. 


Melt the white chocolate according to package instructions. (Please note that white chocolate does not melt the same as milk or dark chocolate). 

Drizzle over the top and let cool a bit before serving. 

Wish I had some ice cream right now. 

Since Sunday Supper is all about Retro food today, let your taste buds experience a blast from the past as you browse the these amazing, memory provoking recipes from decades ago. 

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20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dessert, Danielle! It is just crying out for some vanilla ice cream, isn't it?!

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  2. Oh I love raspberries. This looks soo good!

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  3. I loved cherry crisp and that is what this recipe reminds me of! They always had it at school lunches and was probably the only thing on the school menu that would make me say I wanted to buy my lunch rather than take it!

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  4. I feel the same way about cake mix! I'm going to check out Amanda's recipe and make my daughter's favorite gooey bars with it! P.S. Your raspberry crunch looks spectacular and would be a huge hit at my house. I just recently made a raspberry cobbler and and razzleberry pie---yours would make a delicious trifecta :)

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  5. This looks delicious! I love that you swapped out the cake mix.

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  6. Well raspberries are my favorite fruit, and we had a whole patch of them when I was growing up. This looks so good!

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  7. Diana @DandelionGreensMarch 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    So simple... yet so delicious!

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  8. I had forgotten all about these until you posted! I am so used to making raspberry crisp or pies now.

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  9. Crumbles as they are called here in the UK are our default dessert option. I have a lot of raspberries growing in the garden so we enjoy this dish a lot

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  10. Love this dessert! I wish I had everything to make it right now.....

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  11. I could eat this for breakfast right now! This looks so yummy!

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  12. Ohh my goodness does that look good!!

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  13. I am also one that can't get enough of a crumbly topping. It looks wonderful.

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  14. This looks so yummy - my husband absolutely adores anything with a crumble topping, he'd flip over this one!

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

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  15. I love this, it's so simple. It's similar to a pie, but a lot easier. I know I will be baking it often for my tea break or supper. :)

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