Jul 6, 2023
Raspberries make desserts so delicious with their sweet, tart flavor. They have this way of making ingredients come together in harmony. If you want to make desserts and have a more intense raspberry flavor, go for raspberry crumble. Here’s where you can buy freeze-dried raspberry crumble to make dessert preparations easy.
Northbay Trading is your go-to for retail and wholesale freeze-dried raspberry crumble. The crumbles are USDA organic, Keto, and have no added sweeteners.
To rehydrate, soak the freeze-dried raspberry crumble in a generous amount of water for 5 minutes. Hot water works slightly better than cold, which can help you if you’re in a hurry. Cold water would do nicely if you’re cooking the crumble, but it may take some time.
You can get them in 0.6 oz, 2.5 oz, 5 oz, 1.25 oz foil bags. The price per ounce on the foil bags ranges from $12.17 to $5.40. If you need the freeze-dried raspberry crumbles in bulk, you can get the 25 lb option that sells for $4.01 per oz.
There’s a shipping fee based on your location. But if your order is above $99, North Bay Trading Co. will give you free shipping.
No one has left a review yet on the product. It does have a short shelf-life, though. The page said it’s best used within 24 months of purchase.
Unlike North Bay Trading Co, Mountain House Freeze Dried Raspberry Crumble is an actual dessert. It’s made with a delicious raspberry sauce mixed with chocolate cookie crumbs. You get it in a resealable bag that you can use to reconstitute the dessert on the go.
All you have to do is add hot water, mix, then close the bag for 10 minutes. You have a steaming dessert that can satisfy your sweet tooth anywhere. Less cleanup too.
You can get this online through Ralphs, TheEpicenter, Spoonful, and MRE depot. As of the date of publishing this blog, though, it’s out of stock. One store even have a 2-month back order. So check the stores occasionally to see if they’re available again.
Unfortunately, these are the only places in the US where you can get freeze-dried raspberry crumble. There are some international stores that you could try, but the shipping fee is almost the if not more than the product. Others also don’t ship to the US, so there’s definitely a limitation there.
Your best option is to freeze-dry raspberries or buy freeze-dry raspberries and crumble them.
The challenge with freeze-drying raspberry crumble is the butter. But for the raspberry sauce, it’s pretty easy to do. So, what you can do is prepare your favorite raspberry crumble sauce the way you usually do. If you don’t have a recipe, you can try the following:
For the crips, you can substitute your freeze-dried granola, which you can season with some cinnamon and brown sugar. Please don’t use the crumble in the recipe because it has butter in it.
If you freeze-dry your granola topping, do it in a separate tray. Unfortunately, this also means you need a separate bag for packing the crumble. But if you prefer to do the same as with Mountain House, you can bake the sauce and crumble together before freeze-drying. Remember to portion the baked raspberry crisp and keep the thickness 3/4 inch or less.
After baking, portion raspberry crumble to your desired serving size. Line the freeze-dryer trays with parchment paper, then place the food on the tray. Weigh the trays before freeze-drying so you’ll know how much water to use for reconstituting.
Once your raspberry crumble sauce is prepared and cooled down, it’s time to freeze-dry it.
If you freeze-dried the raspberry sauce and granola crumble separately, put them in individual air-tight bags. Take note of the portion, then put the bags together inside a Mylar bag for easier storage. Remember to label the bags with the contents and how many portions per bag.
If you want to make your life easier, mix your desired amount of freeze-dried sauce and topping. Crumble them together then put them in Mason jars or Mylar bags. Kind of like your own version of Mountain House Freeze-Dried Raspberry Crumble.
For pre-baked ones, just put them either in Mason jars and Mylar bags for easy storage. Mason jars are great for on-demand snacking. Mylar bags will help you store your food long-term.
Remember to put food-grade oxygen absorbers before sealing to help extend the shelf life. About 1-2 of the 300cc packets would work for every gallon size of your container.
There are two ways for you to reconstitute the crumble:
You can mix your freeze-dried raspberry crumble together and add hot water. The amount of hot water you add will depend on how much your food weighs before and after freeze-drying. On an estimate, about 1/2 of hot water is good for a cup of mix.
Want to bake your dessert instead? Then use around 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water for every cup of raspberry sauce. Just enough to make it look like a smooth sauce. Cover and let it sit for 10 minutes (hot water) or 20 minutes (cold water).
Put the sauce in your baking tray and top with the crumble. No need to reconstitute the toppings. The steam from the sauce will soften and help keep them from burning as the dessert bakes in the oven.
Having freeze-dried raspberry crumble is an easy way to get your favorite dessert. You have full control over how you want your food to be. Finding where you can buy one is challenging because of the preparation steps. But once you get everything going, it’s all worth it.
Would you rather buy freeze-dried raspberry crumble or make one? Let us know in the comment section.
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