Usually I’m totally satisfied with some fresh berries or a piece of fruit for dessert.  But when we have company over or are celebrating a special occasion, I crave something prettier and more decadent, like this fruit crumble. Your mother or grandmother may have had a recipe a lot like this one, which is from the kitchen of my colleague Linda Wolpert’s grandmother.

This crumble (or fruit crunch, as they like to call it) is ideal with the fresh summer fruits that you can find at your local farmers’ markets or fruit stands this time of year. You can also use plums, blackberries, or whatever fruit looks best at your market.

Recipe: Peach or Blueberry Crumble

  • Prep Time: 15 min(s)
  • Cook Time: 55 min(s)
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 min(s)
  • Servings: 6

An ideal fresh fruit dessert.

Ingredients

    • 5 – 6 cups blueberries or sliced peaches
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
    • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 cup sugar (plus 2 - 3 Tbsp. additional sugar if needed)
    • 1 cup flour
    • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
    • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Toss the fruit with the lemon juice (and 2 – 3 Tbsp. of sugar if the fruit is tart. If the fruit is very juicy, you may also want to toss it with 1 – 2 Tbsp. flour to absorb some of the moisture). Place the peaches or berries in a shallow 8 x 11 or 9 x 9-inch baking dish and sprinkle them with the cinnamon.
    • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and sugar, then cut in the butter using your hands or a fork until it is crumbly. Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit and bake it for 45 -55 minutes, until the topping is golden. Serve it with ice or whipped cream, if desired.

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  • Meghan

    Would strawberries work with this recipe? If so, would they too be cooked for 55 min? This looks delish!