Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Pie Sundae Recipe #MyPlatinum

Disclaimer: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade Platinum. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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You might recall that Mom, Laura, and I are on a mission as Cascade Platinum Ambassadors to share the secret to sparkling clean dishes. Recently, we announced a partnership between Cascade and Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine. This collaboration is a match made in heaven because who wants to serve a fabulous meal or dessert to guests on dingy dishes? I recently prepared Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Pie Sundae recipe and not only was it mouthwatering delicious, but also looked beautiful served in my crystal goblets – all thanks to the cleaning magic of Cascade Platinum Pacs. Before using Cascade Platinum Pacs my old crystal was coated in a soapy film, and in serious need of a face lift. I am blown away that crystal I purchased almost 20 years ago looks brand new again.

In Canada, where Gail was born and raised, they call mixed-berry pie Bumble Berry Pie, and it’s her favorite summer treat of all. In this recipe, Gail has combined all the flavors of this tangy, juicy dessert into a refreshing sundae that’s perfect for entertaining guests of all ages.

Gail Simmons' Bumbleberry Pie Sundae

Here’s Gail’s Recipe:

3 cups plus 3/4 cup mixed berries, well washed and divided (any combination of strawberries hulled and quartered, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries halved)
4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 pinch coarse salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 pint raspberry sorbet
6 graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest

1. In a medium saucepan heat one cup of mixed berries, 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice over medium heat, until the blueberries begin to burst and the other berries break down, about 10 minutes. Remove from off heat and stir in the pinch of salt.

2. Place half the berry mixture in a blender and puree until smooth. Return the sauce to the saucepan and stir well to combine with remaining fruit. Allow to cool slightly.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl crush 3/4 cup of mixed berries with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar
using a fork, until slightly chunky and loose. In a large bowl or stand mixer, using a balloon whisk or hand-held mixer, beat the cream at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold the crushed berries into the whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

4. To serve: spoon 2 tablespoons of the sauce into each of 6 parfait or rocks glasses. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers, and a pinch of lemon zest. Then add a scoop of the raspberry sorbet and another 2 tablespoons of the sauce. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and finish with a sprinkling of the graham crackers and another pinch of zest. Serve immediately.

Gail Simmons' Bumbleberry Sundae Recipe

My family absolutely loved this recipe and I totally agree with Gail Simmons that it’s the perfect summer treat. I’ve learned over the years that even the best recipes can be made better when properly presented. You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to present your food in a way that leave a lasting impression on guests. A dessert like this Bumbleberry Pie Sundae is simply gorgeous when served in a sparkling wine goblet and topped with some fresh lemon zest.

Don’t forget, the Cascade #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest is still going on! It’s your chance to share your creations and be entered to win some amazing prizes! Go here to find out all the details and submit your beautiful food creation served on sparkling Cascade Platinum dishes today.

For tips from Gail Simmons to help you get the winning shot visit the Cascade Facebook Page and theCascade YouTube Channel.

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  1. This looks delicious! Such a great idea, to present in a glass too

  2. Man does this looks so good!!! Beautiful presentation!!

  3. Yeah, they are good. I chowed down on mine…lol

  4. This looks really good!

  5. That looks so good, and it’s even better to know it will come clean!

  6. The recipe looks yummy!

  7. This sounds so yummy! I will have to try it out!

  8. oh that looks messy but delicous

  9. That sundae looks delish! Love cascade!!

  10. This will be PERFECT for our family 4th of July.

  11. I got to meet Gail Simmons last year at an event, she was so nice and down to earth. That looks delish, like most of her stuff!

  12. This looks and sounds so yummy! Plus, i love Gail Simmons. She’s my favorite judge on Top Chef. :)

  13. That dessert looks awesome!

  14. Looks delicious! And your glass sparkles!

  15. Nothing worse than such a pretty dessert in a glass full of spots! And really… YUM!

  16. Love the clean glassware – very important, but the dessert looks amazing.

  17. this recipe looks awesome. can’t wait to try it.

  18. What a great recipe for the summer – I’ll be trying this with the summer berries I’ll be picking!

  19. Yummy!! That looks like a recipe I would love to try.
    Thanks for telling us about the contest too.

  20. Wow what a great way to promote this–yummy food and sparkling clean afterwards–I am so going to try this–thanks for sharing

  21. I am just jealous of all of you with a dishwasher! I live in an apartment and I do all the dish washing by hand, how archaic, I know!

  22. I want to try this with blackberries as soon as ours come in.

  23. Katie M. says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe out!! So perfect for summer!

  24. Oh my, that looks so good.

  25. Robin Wilson says:

    I just love this type of recipe for the summer when you can get so many different kinds of berries. It is a lovely dessert as well. Would be so nice for a dinner party!

  26. Kamla L. says:

    This recipe sounds scrumptious and the presentation is so appetizing. It’s definitely one I’ll try. Thanks!

  27. Krystal V. says:

    looks so delicious!!

  28. Clare Donna says:

    i love this recipe.this is so perfect for summer..maybe i’ll add strawberry too

  29. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    You are right. even though I would love these ingredients all by themselves presenting them in this goblet makes them look so much more appetizing. After all before we eat we look at the food.

  30. OMG now you made me hungry. This look so scrumptious . At first I was Bumbleberry what is that .
    I love berries so much no matter which kind they are I will eat them. thanks so much for this yummy recipe . I gotta go buy me some berries.

  31. shelly peterson says:

    This looks so yummy! I love berry desserts, the kids would love this :)

  32. This looks so good. It would be great to serve at a gathering. Thanks for the recipe. We always have so many berries from our garden, I a in need of new recipes.

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