Fruit Crumble

If you've been around here for awhile, you know I love to cook, but baking for me is a little too precise.

So, when I do bake it's usually things that aren't so temperamental. I choose things that have room for my "a little of this a little of that" way of cooking!

This crumble recipe is just that sort of recipe. You can use it winter or summer with whatever fruit you have.

This was made with some pieces of fruit in the fruit bowl and the fridge that were getting ner the end of the

I used 3 apples, a pear and a cup of blackberries.

The crumble could just as easily be piled into a half of an apple, peach, pear, plum or atop a spear of pineapple. Bake it off and add a scoop of ice cream for individual dessert treats.

I'm definitely a salty girl over a sweet girl. I rarely order dessert out, but I will take a nibble of anyone else's! I am however known to save me sweets for a good cup of coffee in the am, and this crumble fits the bill to a tee.

This is pretty much a basic crumble except for a few small changes that have big impact.

The addition of citrus zest, vanilla and almond extract make this special and really take the flavor to the next step.

So, use up your fruit on hand and give this one a try. Don't forget to take a pick and tag me on social media if you follow me there.

Fruit Crumble

Serves 4-6

Fruit filling

2 lbs of fruit of any kind

juice of 1 lemon

zest of 1/2 an orange

1/4 cup each white sugar and lightly packed brown sugar

1 heaping TB flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 TB cold butter, cut into eight pieces

Crumble topping

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup flour

1 cup loosely packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup melted butter

Pre heat oven to 350.

Place the cold butter pieces in the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish

Core and peel if required with fruit choice and chop into pieces.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well, set aside and make crumble.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt butter and pour over the all dry ingredients, add to that both extracts and mix gently until all ingredients are moist.

Pour fruit into baking dish and top with crumble, bake for 40-45 minutes.

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