Caramelized fruit crumble
I adore Christmas. I adore carols, winter fun, snow, and especially all of the cookies that my mom and I used to make. I’m trying to incorporate more fruit into my baking and wanted to create something that tasted scrumptious and smelled as aromatic as a holiday dessert should. I’m pleased to share this cake recipe of caramelized fruits with a crispy crust. Needless to say, the result was amazing.
Exact quantities aren’t specified here because it depends on how many fruits you plan on caramelizing. You should make enough “crust” to cover the fruit with a thin to medium layer. Use equal parts flour and oats, half the amount of sugar, and add a bit more butter (or earth balance if you are vegan).
- 125g (1/2 cup) butter (Can substitute with earth balance)
- 125 (1/2 cup) sugar
- Orange juice + zest from 1 orange
For the crust:
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Rolled oats
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Flour (Can substitute with almond flour or oat flour)
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Brown sugar
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Melted Butter (Can substitute with earth balance)
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Slice the pears, apples, the dates and the figs and set aside. If the dates and the figs are a bit hard, let them soak in water for a couple of minutes!
2. In a saucepan, let butter melt, then add the sugar. Add the orange juice and some orange zest. Wait until the butter is completely melted (you should stir with a wooden spoon slowly) and then add all the fruits. Stir slowly on occasion. Cook until all the fruits are nice and soft.
3. Take ceramic loaf pan, grease it with a little bit of butter and pour in fruit mixture.
4. Take a bowl and add flour, oatmeal and brown sugar, and melted butter.
5. Sprinkle “crust” over the fruit and bake for about 15-20 minutes
6. Let cool and enjoy!