Monday, June 15, 2009

Strawberry Blueberry Apple Crumble

Crumbles are my favourite way to use up fruit in the summer.  They are simple, fast, and most of all sinfully delicious!  I made this crumble last night as a spur of the moment dessert when I discovered that there were some strawberries in the fridge that seemed to be on their last leg.  To give the dish more substance and levels of flavour, I added in an apple and some blueberries and ta da! The perfect summer dessert! This dessert is also fairly healthy because there is only sugar, flour, and butter in the crumble topping.  There is no need to add additional sugar to the filling as the natural sweetness of the fresh fruit is heightened in the baking process.  I promise you, after tasting this crumble, it will become a permanent staple in your recipe box! 
Note: You may change this dessert up depending on what you have on hand and what fruit is in season.  Just try to balance flavours and textures. 
Note: Make additional crumble topping to keep in your fridge to add on top of baked apples or mini crumbles throughout the week.

1/2 cup butter, cut in chunks
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 apple, cut in chunks
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp cinnamon

1.  Grease a 9 inch baking dish.  Combine fruit in a bowl and mix in cinnamon. Empty fruit into baking dish, making sure to spread fruit evenly. 

2.  In a food processor, pulse butter, sugar, and flour until crumbly.  Spoon crumble topping evenly over fruit.

3.  Bake at 375 ยบ for 40 minutes. Serve hot or cold. (I prefer hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!)


finsmom said...

Strawberries and Blueberries are so yummy together! This looks fantastic!

I love your serving dish!

Danielle said...

Thank you! It tasted incredible! The last picture is 15 minutes after it came out of the oven with only 2 people eating it!
I bough the dish in chinatown for $2!!

OceanDreams said...

What a wonderful dish! I am definitely going to have to try to make this one. I love all of the fruit!

Anna said...

im totally making this this weekend!! : )
thanks darling!

Kristin said...

Oh yum. I think I could eat most of that in one sitting!

Carol said...

Love crumbles! Such a fun summer dessert! (But I'll eat it anytime!)

Pattie said...

Oh wow! That looks so tasty!! I really wish I had the ingredients to try this out :)

Y said...

WOW am saving this recipe now!

DaisyChain said...

I LOVE crumbles,
I am so making this sometime

the ungourmet said...

This is a beautiful crumble! :0)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Where I live, we call these "crisps," but whatever you call it, it looks delicious. I add some oatmeal to the topping too.

Sophie said...

MMMMMM..Danielle: you know that I love an excellent crumble & yours looks so divine!! Delicious!!
I love my crumbles with some good hot custard!

Mamaliga said...


Nothing left for me??? Now I am sad :-(


Gabi @ Mamaliga

Danielle said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

Ciao Chow Linda: I heard that the difference between a crumble and a crisp is the oatmeal. The addition of oatmeal makes the texture crispier, that's why the crisp topping is often used on pies. I usually prefer crisps but I was sadly all out of oatmeal :(

Yet said...

OH MY GOSH! That looks wonderful. i think my BF would die and go to heaven if I made this for him! I think I will. Thanks. And thanks again for following Our (my sister and I)blog!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, that crumble looks so good! I love desserts like this!

Bri said...

That looks so good I can hardly stand it!

Yet said...

I just made this dish! I used a berry Medley and wow wow wow! Thanks you soooo much for this recipe! It's great! Just as I suspected, my BF loved it! He said,

"If you were a pie, I'd eat you and it at the same time cause you're both delicious!" hehe. He's silly.

Thanks again for this!

Hilary said...
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Hilary said...

Hey, you're Canadian and you just called this a crumble! I did a recent post on the crisp/crumble difference. I think you're right, what you made IS a crumble (crisps have oatmeal), it's just that Canadians don't eat very many crumbles so lots of people aren't familiar with the terms and would call anything like this a crisp.

Danielle said...

Yet: I'm so glad your boyfriend enjoyed it! I can't imagine anyone not loving this delicious dessert though! The mixed berries would taste wonderful!

Hilary: Thats interesting I guess being a Canadian I didnt know that. I do usually make crisps actually, but I ran out of oatmeal. Hmmm i must be a true Canadian eh? haha

Nicole Marie said...

yum!! i definitely need to try to make that!

ARUNA said...

this looks fantastic......awesome dish!

Pamela said...

Wow...that looks so good!! Probably fabulous with ice cream, too!!