This is a popular Scottish dessert and there are many variations and names such as Cream Crowdie. Toasted oats are folded into lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped off with berries and a splash of dark rum or whisky. Surprisingly tasty!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread oats out in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until nut-brown. Set aside to cool. Remove them from the pan for faster cooling.

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  • In a medium bowl, whip the cream to firm peaks, but not grainy. Gently fold in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and toasted oats. Spoon into 4 serving bowls, and top with fresh berries. For an extra touch, drizzle a bit of dark rum over each serving. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Nutrition Facts

300.3 calories; 2.9 g protein; 20.1 g carbohydrates; 81.5 mg cholesterol; 23.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
I love making this simple dessert for the summer. I leave the rum out for my son and add a little extra for my husband. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2006
In scotland it would really be a good scottish whisky (Scotch) that would be used not rum as suggested. I always add honey again preferrably heather honey to the cream to give a better flavour. We have fantastic raspberries in scotland and cranachan is a nice way of using them. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
I love making this simple dessert for the summer. I leave the rum out for my son and add a little extra for my husband. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2006
In scotland it would really be a good scottish whisky (Scotch) that would be used not rum as suggested. I always add honey again preferrably heather honey to the cream to give a better flavour. We have fantastic raspberries in scotland and cranachan is a nice way of using them. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
I love making this simple dessert for the summer. I leave the rum out for my son and add a little extra for my husband. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
We love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
This was lovely. Much lighter taste than you would imagine. Very quick and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2014
I added a little bit of extra sugar and some chocolate chips. It really made a sweet difference. For the whiskey I used Dalwhinnie 15 because it's naturally sweet and it really made it pop Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2019
I think I will make it a little less sweet and with reduced flavorings next time. Read More