Sunday, July 10, 2011

Raw Fruit Crumble


Fruit crumble has been my treat of choice lately. It's light, sweet, and works well with any fruit. Last week I made an Apple Strawberry Peach Crumble using the topping from the Mango Berry Crumble I made last summer. I turned leftovers into yummy ice cream sundaes which made ideal lunches in the heat of summer.


Apple Strawberry Peach Crumble

Fruit:

3- 4 cups cored, peeled, thinly sliced apples
2 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
2 cups diced strawberries
Extra handful strawberries

Blend the handful of strawberries until smooth.
Toss all ingredients together.
Spread the fruit into the bottom of a 9"x 9" pan.


Crumble:

1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pitted, packed dates
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup ground oat groats
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

In a food processor, grind all ingredients together into a crumbly, yet moist texture.
If you want the mixture to press together a bit better, add 1-2 teaspoons of water.
Evenly spread the crumble over the fruit.
Serve immediately, chill for a few hours, or dehydrate for a few hours until warm.

For a Banana Ice Cream Crumble, I simply blended frozen bananas in my vita mix (you can use a food processor) until smooth and layered with the crumble. I topped it all off with delicious wild dwarf raspberries. They taste exactly like the raspberry gummy candies I loved as a kid!


Or how about a Blueberry Ice Cream Crumble? Blend 75% frozen bananas with 25% frozen blueberries for creamy berry ice cream.



Yummmm!

9 comments:

Pure2raw Twins said...

Fruit crumble looks great! Perfect for a summer day :)

Ela said...

Yum! So, I'm so curious what you're doing with your diet right now. So glad you're feeling better anyway.
love
Ela

parsley said...

This looks great! I have been wondering recently if you ever make things without nuts or a fat source, something "low fat". I bet with your culinary knowledge you could make something tasty.

Mila said...

Looks so good! :)

Immi said...

Thanks for the great ideas!

VeganLisa said...

Perfect summer sweetness.

xo

Lauren said...

Beautiful, tasty creations! Those berries look so good! My mouth is puckering thinking about them!

VegWhoHatesTofu said...

That looks so pretty and so delicious! I'll have to try this :)

shannonmarie said...

I love layering parfaits with n'ice cream. Yum! I think Hayden would like some, too, especially with those little raspberries. The two of us just shared a bowl of local blackberries. She ate at least half of them.