How to make a fruit crumble dessert quick and easy

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How to make a fruit crumble dessert quick and easy
Fresh fruit makes the perfect base for a quick fruit crumble. (Getty Thinkstock)

Fruit crumbles are light, refreshing and sweet desserts perfect for summertime treats. They are also quick and easy to make. If you have company coming or an event that you find out you need to bring a dish to on short notice, consider a fruit crumble as a delicious treat that tastes like it was much harder to make than it really was. All you need to get started is a few basic ingredients and your favourite fresh fruit.

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Things you need

  • 2 sliced peaches or nectarines
  • 115gr. (4 oz.) fresh raspberries or blackberries
  • 115gr. (4 oz.) fresh blueberries or strawberries
  • 2 to 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • Medium bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • 4 individual sized oven safe serving dishes

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  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit). Combine all fruit you're using in your crumble in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in 2 to 4 tbsp of granulated sugar depending on how sweet you want your crumble to be, 1 tbsp flour, 1/8 tsp salt, 2 tsp orange zest and 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice to the fruit. Stir ingredients lightly with a wooden spoon.

  2. 2

    Combine 4 tbsp flour, 4 tbsp granulated sugar and 4 tbsp of unsalted butter softened to room temperature in a small bowl. Stir together lightly and pinch the mixture together to form half cm (1/4-inch) diameter crumbles.

  3. 3

    Pour the fruit mixture into four individual oven-safe serving dishes. Top each dish with a quarter of the crumble mixture. Place in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the crumbles brown slightly and the fruit mixture bubbles up along the inside edges of the serving dishes.

  4. 4

    Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Prepare dishes ahead of time; cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, reheat at 150 degrees C (300 degrees F) in the oven for eight minutes or in the microwave on medium-high power for two minutes.

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