Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

June/July 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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Use whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand to make this old-fashioned crumble. Typical crumble topping has as much as a half cup of butter—ours has just a bit of canola oil and, for richness, chopped almonds, which are full of healthy monounsaturated fats.

"Can't stop making this recipe!! Without a doubt one of the easiest and most delicious baked desserts ever. I use all brown sugar and double the nuts (I've used pecans and walnuts, whatever happens to be around). Also, I make it in a...
Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

13 Reviews for Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Good Staple Recipe

I like this recipe except for the fact that it touts canola oil as healthy (it is not!!). Cultured butter is really good for you, so that is what we always use. Also, I substituted spelt for the flour. Now that's eating well!!

Uses nuts.
Comments (2)


Margaret_173 wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

I think canola oil is very

I think canola oil is very healthy,
but ONLY if you buy organic cold pressed!
I agree that the run-of-the-mill canola oil
is best avoided!

Anonymous wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I used coconut oil which is

I used coconut oil which is healthy and great for baking...the cultures in said butter would be destroyed by the heat.

SO great & simple!

This is so great!! I used organic, no sugar added blueberries, Splenda, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, and 1/4 cup steel cut husband and I LOVED it!! Great recipe & flexible - you can use any combination of fruit & nuts!! Awesome!

Easy, tasty
tastes great and easy to make

Everyone loved it. I made in a casserole instead of the ramkins. I used blueberries and peaches. I used lemon juice since no oj in frig. Used toasted walnuts that were in the frig. Will make with other fruits.


This was so easy and so delicious. I made it in a small casserole dish instead of ramekins. Will definitely make it again and again and again!

Easy, delicious
Delicious and Easy

I made this for dessert for my husband and I last night and we absolutely loved it. Instead of ramekins I used a small casserole dish. We ate ours with butter pecan ice cream, but a vanilla bean ice cream would be just as good. You could really put any type of nuts in this. We will be serving this at our next family gathering and can't wait to experiment with different fruits.


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