Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble

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Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ a mix of summer fruit baked up into an easy dessert! ~
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! ~

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.

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble is a fantastic way to use up ripe fruit ~

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… here’s what you’ll need~

  • 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

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ the ultimate way to use up fabulous summer fruit ~

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.

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ a mix of summer fruit baked up into an easy dessert! ~

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble is a multi-fruit crumble that's sure to please everybody! ~

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.

Quick and easy Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble uses up all kinds of leftover fruit into the most delicious way possible! ~

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! ~

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 Fruit Jumble Crumble
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Summer Fruit Jumble Crumble


  • 1 or 2 ripe peaches, chopped
  • 2 plums, 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


  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


  • The cornstarch will only slightly thicken the copious juices in this dessert,  it’s meant to be juicy, that’s part of the pleasure.

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ juicy, colorful, and delicious! ~


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  • Reply
    July 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Would this work with pineapple and berries?

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      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!

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

    This crumble is heaven in every bite and nothing less!

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

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

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    August 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm

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

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    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!

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    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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    August 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I’m loving all the different fruit in your crumble!! One of our favorite summer desserts!

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    Jean |
    August 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Sue, I usually just eat those last few “whatevers” left in the fruit bowl, but next time I’ll throw them all together into this beautiful crumble! Pinned!

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    August 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Sue, another beautiful presentation – always love how your food looks like art! Very cute title for this recipe as well. Keep ’em comin’!

    • Reply
      August 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      I’ll do my best Bita ;)

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    The Food Hunter
    August 19, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Oh I love this idea…pinning

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 19, 2016 at 8:28 am

    What a wonderful fruit-centric dessert! The color is beautiful and the taste must be out of this world! I would like to try this with some of your whipped yogurt :) Absolutely perfect dessert!

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      August 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for reminding me about the yogurt, I’m going to link to it :)

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    August 19, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I cooked with figs for the first time recently, they’re so good! Love that you included them in this :)

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      August 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Becca, the figs were the standout in this, they were sweet and chewy and kept their shape more than the other fruit, I’m planning to do a fig-only crumble because they were so good!

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    Katie Crenshaw
    August 19, 2016 at 8:09 am

    This is such a beautiful dessert. The fruit combinations are lovely. The name is so cute. I will be making this soon!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 19, 2016 at 7:58 am

    An awesome dessert and a great idea of use up all the over-ripe fruits sitting in my fridge.

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    peter @Feed Your Soul Too
    August 19, 2016 at 6:51 am

    A perfect summer treat. I really like all the different fruit you used.

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      August 19, 2016 at 7:26 am

      It was such fun to throw them all in, and they blend so well together when it’s all cooked!

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    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    August 19, 2016 at 6:43 am

    What a great idea! Also, looks so delicious… can’t go wrong with that buttery crumble topping.

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