This delicious fruit crumble is super easy and comes with an addicting buttery and crunchy streusel topping! It's heavenly served warm with some vanilla ice cream, or cold with yogurt! A quick and easy dessert that the whole family will enjoy!
📘 What is a Crumble
A crumble, sometimes called a "crisp", is a dessert that consists of fruits baked in a dish and topped with a crunchy streusel topping.
The topping is usually prepared using a mix of flour, sugar, butter, and sometimes oats.
🥣 How to Make Fruit Crumble
This recipe is pretty straightforward and requires just fresh fruits, flour, sugar, and butter!
Preparing the Fruits
It starts with the fruits that are peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes. Here, I went with a mix of kiwi, pears, apples, bananas, strawberries, and raspberries. You can use almost any fruit (except citrus fruits) for this crumble.
If making this crumble in the summer, do not hesitate to make use of those juicy peaches, strawberries, and nectarines!
- Peel the fruits and cut the kiwi, pears, and apple into 1-inch chunks. Slice the banana into thick slices.
- Next, transfer the diced fruits to a baking dish, and prepare the crumble.
Making the Crumble
The streusel topping is a must and really takes this crumble to the next level by adding a crunchy and crispy layer that contrasts so well with the juicy fruits!
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour and sugar.
- Add cold butter and use your hands to make a crumbly "dough". Try to make large crumbs as well for extra crunchiness.
Assemble & Bake
Finally, combine 1 cup of the crumble with the diced fruits. This will not only sweeten the fruits, but will also prevent the crumble from getting too juicy, and keep the streusel topping crunchy.
Sprinkle the remaining crumble over the fruits and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Can I make this recipe gluten-free? While I haven't tried it yet, any gluten-free flour mix should work.
- What can I substitute for the white sugar? You can use brown sugar, or your favorite sweetener if you want to lower the sugar content.
- Can I use frozen fruits? Yes, frozen berries like raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries work perfectly.
- How long does this crumble keep? Crumble will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
This fruit crumble makes a delicious dessert, but is also totally suitable for breakfast! It's also a great way to use leftover fruits!
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!
Easy Fruit Crumble
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and slightly grease a 11x7-inch baking dish.
- Peel the pears, apple, kiwis, and bananas. Cut the fruits into 1-inch cubes and transfer to the baking dish.
- Make the crumble: Whisk together the flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Cut the vegan butter into 1-inch cubes and add it to the flour mixture. Using your hands, or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour, until coarse crumbs form. Do not hesitate to make large crumbs.
- Transfer 1 cup of the crumbles to the fruits and toss to coat. Rearrange the fruits into an even layer and top with the remaining crumbs.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crumble topping is golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before serving, or chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours if you prefer to serve it cold.
- This crumble will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.