Warming up and getting out!

Greetings!  Fall is such a gratifying time of year.  We begin to celebrate holidays, reflect on the year that is whirring past, and bundle up with chunky scarves and hand knitted socks.  We are thankful for the family, friends and time that we have relished.  We begin to think about resolutions for the coming year, and get excited for change.

As we approach the year’s end, we search for the perfect recipes to please palates throughout the season.  I’d like to share a Mauger Estate B&B recipe that is a warm and satisfying treat, our Berry crisp topped with yogurt is sure to win you over this winter.

Berry Crisp

½ cup rolled oats

1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans (10 mins at 300 degrees if not yet toasted)

½ cup all purpose flour

½ tsp salt

4 tbsp cold butter cut into pieces

¾ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup honey

4 cups mixed berries

¼ cup sugar

1½ tbsp corn starch

1½ tsp water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, pecans, flour and salt.  Using fingers or fork cut in butter until no clumps remain.  Set topping aside.  In small bowl, whisk together yogurt and ¼ cup honey.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine berries, sugar, corn starch and water.  Cook, stirring occasionally until berries release juices, 5-10 minutes.  Increase heat to medium; simmer until thickened, 5-10 minutes more.  Transfer to ceramic loaf pan. Sprinkle topping over fruit.  Set dish on baking sheet.  Bake until filling is bubbling and topping is golden brown, about 25 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Drizzle with yogurt and honey. Add a little lemon zest to give it a kick!

Serves 4.


Once you’ve enjoyed breakfast, get out and enjoy the sites and activities around town.  We’ve listed a few fun things, but visit the ABQ site: www.itsatrip.org/events for more.

Nov.9 – Dec. 21 Winter Downtown Growers Market http://www.downtowngrowers.com/

Nov.29 – Dec. 1 Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival http://www.riograndefestivals.com/festivals/holiday-show/

Nov.29 – Dec.29 Cliffs Magical Christmas  http://www.cliffsmagicalchristmas.com/

Nov.30 – Jan.5 River of Lights http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/garden/annual-events/river-of-lights/

Dec.6 – Dec.22 The Vortex Theatre Holiday Festival http://www.vortexabq.org/

Dec. 7 Twinkle Light Parade http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/events/twinkle-light-parade-nob-hill-shop-stroll/

Dec. 7 Nob Hill Shop & Stroll http://www.rt66central.com/

Dec. 18-21 Trolley of Lights http://www.abqtrolley.com/

Dec.24 Luminaria Tour http://www.cabq.gov/transit/programs-and-projects/luminaria-tour

Dec.24 Lights & Luminaria Bike Tour http://routesrentals.com/