Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ a mix of summer fruit baked up into an easy dessert! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com
Are you ready to mix it up? Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble combines all those bits and pieces of delicious ripe fruit you've got lying around into one fabulously easy dessert. | stone fruit | berries | baking | easy dessert | summer dessert |Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble is a quick and easy high summer dessert made with whatever ripe fruit you happen to have around! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Are you ready to mix it up? Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble combines all those bits and pieces of delicious ripe fruit you’ve got lying around into one fabulously easy dessert.

A summer fruit crumble in a bowl

If your kitchen is anything like ours, I bet you have all the ingredients you need for this luscious crumble already on hand, and that makes it the ideal last minute summer dessert…

What you’ll need to make this summer fruit crumble ~

  • one or two squishy peaches
  • a handful of past-their-prime raspberries and blueberries
  • the last few figs from the basket
  • a couple of plums so soft you can’t even slice them
  • those blackberries you were saving but never got around to
  • random currents from the back of the fridge
  • whatever else happens to be lying around

Colorful mixed fruit for a summer crumble dessert

This is the kind of no-recipe recipe that I adore. You don’t need to follow rigid measurements, just follow your instincts. You’re going to need enough fruit to fill your pan of choice. You might use a pie plate, a square baker, or a gratin dish like I did, just make sure you’ve got enough to really fill it to the brim. Wash but don’t peel your fruit, and toss it with sugar and lemon juice to bring out the flavors, then add some cornstarch to thicken all the wonderful juices that will come pouring out as it bakes.

TIP: The recipe calls for cornstarch, sugar, and lemon in the amount perfect for a medium sized summer jumble fruit crumble like I made. If you want to fill a 9×13 pan, double those amounts.

Fresh fruit for a mixed fruit crumble

Mixed summer fruit crumble in a baking dish with spoon

The crumble topping requires a little measuring, but not much. You’ll want enough to cover your fruit, so I used a cup of flour, a little bit less of white and brown sugar, some rolled oats, and cold butter. It all gets crumbled and sprinkled over the fruit. Now you’re ready to bake ~

TIP: Use your finger tips to squeeze some of the topping together to form larger ‘crumbs’ to give the topping a nice variety of texture.

Summer fruit crumble

All that multi-color fruit will bake up into a glorious crimson crumble, but the individual flavors will still be discernible in every bite.

TIP: Set your pan on a rimmed cookie sheet to catch any juices that bubble over.

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble that turns rag tag leftover fruit into a fabulous dessert fit for company! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

There’s something about a crumble that calls out for something creamy — use ice cream, whipped cream, creme fraiche, or yogurt. Or even better, how about with my fabulous Whipped Yogurt?

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ juicy, colorful, and delicious! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble is a multi-fruit crumble that's sure to please everybody! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com
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4.25 from 12 votes

Summer Fruit Jumble Crumble

Are you ready to mix it up? Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble combines all those bits and pieces of delicious ripe fruit you've got lying around into one fabulously easy dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 ripe peaches, chopped
  • 2 plums, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup each blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
  • a few ripe figs, sliced
  • anything else you'd like to throw in
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

crumble topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter cut in pieces

Instructions

  • Set oven to 350F
  • The measurements above are approximate, use enough fruit to fill your pan. Toss the fruit with the cornstarch, sugar, and lemon juice. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow the juices to flow.
  • Meanwhile, make the topping. I use my food processor, but you can use your hands if you like. Combine the flour, sugar, and oats, and the pulse in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Make sure to get the butter really well distributed.
  • Pile the fruit into your pan (no need to grease it.) Top it with the crumble mixture. I like to press it together with my fingers to make larger crumbles.
  • Set the pan on a baking sheet and bake for about 50 minutes, or until the top is golden and the juices are really bubbling.

Cook's notes

  • The cornstarch will only slightly thicken the copious juices in this dessert,  it's meant to be juicy, that's part of the pleasure.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Kim
    September 1, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Could this be done in a crock pot?

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      I’m guessing you could, Kim, but I never use my crock pot for baking so I wouldn’t know how to guide you about any changes you’d need to make. I would suggest googling a crock pot crumble recipe and then, using those instructions, substitute these ingredients.

  • Reply
    Ann
    July 31, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Would coconut oil work for a vegan variation?

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 31, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      Sure!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    July 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Would this work with pineapple and berries?

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      I think you can choose just about any fruit you like for this, Danielle, so I don’t see why not, that’s a delicious sounding combo!

  • Reply
    Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook
    August 25, 2016 at 9:05 am

    5 stars
    This crumble is heaven in every bite and nothing less!

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    August 20, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I want to dive into this crumble, Sue! What a beauty!

  • Reply
    Sara
    August 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This looks totally perfect, I always have a few pieces of overripe fruit lying around!

  • Reply
    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    August 20, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I love a recipe that incudes some fruit that might be past it’s prime. We all need a few recipes like this so we don’t waste our fresh summer fruit! Beautiful!

  • Reply
    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    August 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is my kind of baking! Perfectly delicious and what a wonderful way to use up any leftover fruit from the market. Gorgeous, Sue!

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