I absolutely LOVE quick and easy recipes and when I realized that the amazingly ripe peaches from the store were perfect for a summer snack I just couldn’t resist.
The fruit crumbles are by far one of the easiest and my favorite for a quick snack or wowing that dinner guest. The prep time on these is roughly 10 minutes and with a 45 minutes of lead time can be baked off and ready to eat in all their gooey goodness.
Here’s what you do… I’m laying this out in a two serving recipe so you don’t feel like you’ll be eating a dessert dish for the next week.
In a bowl mix together 1 peach (or really any fruit you can imagine) diced up, then sprinkle with a teaspoon of flour. If your so inclined a little zest of lemon and/or orange adds a nice kick to the filling. If your feeling extra daring a splash of caramel liquor or brandy can turn it up even more. Spoon the filling into a single serve ramekin (these I think are both practical and elegant).
Next mix up the “crumble” topping (Are you drooling yet?). 1 tablespoon each of flour, oatmeal and brown sugar. Sprinkle in a little cinnamon and add a tablespoon of chilled butter. Mash this together with a fork until the mixture forms a nice crumbled topping. Sprinkle this over the filling and its off to the oven.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the fruit crumble for 45 minutes to an hour, until its nice and bubbly and the crumble has browned slightly. Enjoy! Personally I like a nice ice cold glass of milk to accompany this treat.
Here are some great fruit ideas; Apples, Pears, Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Rhubarb (yes I’m Norwegian and from Minnesota – we HAVE to include Rhubarb as a birth right), Peaches, Plums and Cherries.
So next time you have a little craving for something sweet and tart, whip up a quick crumble, its really a lot faster and easier than you would think.