God Bless America and Fresh Fruit Crumble!

I’m in the Emerald city with the fam and we’re reminiscing the good ole days with that slammin’ 4th  of July party we had on the  Lawn Avenue  homestead every year  of my childhood.  I wanted to share something to  bring back the memories and the love of good parties and delicious food. Here’s a simple fruit crumble recipe from my upcoming cookbook, ” Who Wants Seconds?”  – so get some farm fresh fruit and get busy!  Good Times!

Fresh Fruit Crumble

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves 8 to 10
Fruit Filling  
6 cups fresh fruit in any combination, peeled and cut into chunks or slices as needed
3/4 cup sugar (or less)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9″ x 13″ or eight 8-ounce Ball jars (no greasing needed) and set aside.
In a large bowl, gently toss together fruit, half the sugar, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon.
Taste and if fruit is too tart, add more sugar.
Spread mixture evenly in jars or in greased baking pan.
Crumb Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg or  flax egg substitite
3 tablespoons oil or melted butter, plus more for drizzling

Place all the crumb topping ingredients in a medium bowl.

Using your hands, a spoon, or a mixer, blend the ingredients until it starts to turn into crumbles.

Top the fruit with the crumble mixture and drizzle on a bit more oil or melted butter on top of the crumbs.
Bake until the crumble is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling on the side of the pan or jars, about 30 minutes for jars and 40 minutes for pan (regardless of fruit).
Let rest 10 minutes before serving so it sets up nicely.

The Cookbook is Coming!

Here’s a linky dink to the OFFICIAL SITE. ( can you believe it?)  I’ll check in with my editor, publisher/ BFF because I know you want recipes but I’m not sure of the rules yet. In  the meantime here’s a pretty picture for you by The amazing David Kiang Photography.  We call it funny cake! If you want to know why it’s funny you best pre order… 

Update ~ 7 15 2013  What a Monday!  Funny cake on the Good Food Blog! With the recipe and everything! Thanks KCRW!  Bake it up!