Saturday, August 22, 2009

Christina's Fresh Fruit Crumble

Because we were having company for dinner, I also wanted to have a dessert. Nothing too fancy because I'd just cleaned the kitchen and didn't want to spread flour everywhere making a pie crust.

So, I came up with something on a whim with what we had in the kitchen and was pleasantly surprised!

Christina's Fresh Fruit Crumble

~2 cups fresh blueberries
1 apple, cut in small chunks
1 peach, cut in small chunks
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter

Mix the fruit, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl until the fruit is covered with the mixture. Turn out into a sprayed baking dish.

In the same bowl (no need to dirty excess dishes, right?) mix the oats, brown sugar, and melted butter until everything is incorporated. The consistancy will be like damp sand. Sprinkle over the top of the fruit, making sure the evenly distribute and also get some near the edge and corners.

Pop the covered dish into a 350° oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. Finish the dish a minute or two under the broiler.

Let rest about 15 minutes before cutting into it. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream on top for
full effect!


nora@ffr said...

yumm!! vat a great idea!! love ye fresh fruit crumble. perfect for a summer time dessert! soo simple and healthy! specially the addition of vanilla ice cream on top!! drool worthy :)
cheers and have a great weekend!

sandy said...

Hi Christina, I just made a variation of your dessert while visiting at your mom's. We had a bunch of rhubarb and some frozen strawberries that the piano camp picked in NY. I added a package of strawberry jello for the sugar and a little thickening. The crumble topping was made with 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 stick of butter, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes and 375 for 10 more minutes. We are just about to eat so we'll report later.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that turned out really good!!

Are you a clean as you go cook, or just make a complete mess like me?

Christina said...

Mmm Sandy that sounds delicious! I don't think I've ever tried rhubarb!

Biz I am a complete and total mess and disaster in the kitchen, much to Johnny's dismay. I splatter, spill, and drip liquids and powders everywhere. Then at the end I usually pile everything in a big bowl or the sink to consolidate and have to wipe/scrub everything and sometimes vacuum!!! haha It's BAD!

live pura vida said...

Dude...this is practically the same thing as the recipe I gave you the other day! Remember the two fruit ones I sent you links to? Those just didn't have butter in them.

Anonymous said...

oh jeezus Please make this at the potluck!!! *drool* I've been craving cobbler for FOREVER but my bf isn't a fan!!! :( I think I might have to try your recipe, except I love frozen blueberries sooo much i probably couldn't bring myself to put them into a cobbler! hahaha

When's our potluck?!?!I Can't waiiiit!!!

Anonymous said...

now that's My kind of dessert! More fruit and natural sweetness! ...and with the crunchy topping for texture!

Christina said...

Anne, I remember you sending me links to fruity things, I don't remember them being crumbles! Maybe I stored it in my subconscious. I was really in the mood for another blueberry peach pie, but didn't want to make a pie crust, haha.

Michelle check your email! :)

I'm with you, Sophia - give me fruit anyday for dessert. I don't really like sweet or chocolate.

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

oooooo i could make this!!! i have tons of frozen blueberries.. yummmmmmm
this looks so good

the Provident Woman said...

My mouth is watering.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I need to make something like this!

I want to make something that I can have as a special treat at night, but not have to make something every night.

This would be perfect