Fruit Crumble

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Kirstin, demonstrate how to incorporate fruit into your diet with this easy recipe for fruit crumble.

    Roxanne Moore: Hi! I am Roxanne Moore with Sodexo, and with me today is Kiersten, and we are here to help folks understand how to add fruits and more creative ways to their diets. Now, I want you to be honest with me, Kiersten, do you like fruits?

    Kiersten: A little.

    Roxanne Moore: Just a little. Do you realize that fruit is really good for your body and packed with good nutrition?

    Kiersten: I do. Roxanne Moore: You do? Good! Well, you're not alone though, you know, there are some folks who aren't crazy about just eating plain fruit. So what we're going to do today is we are going to show folks how to use fruit in creative ways. Why don't you tell them what it is?

    Kiersten: We are going to be making an old-fashioned fruit crumble.

    Roxanne Moore: Okay! So this recipe does have fruit in it?

    Kiersten: Yes. Roxanne Moore: And what is the secret fruit?

    Kiersten: Fresh blueberries.

    Roxanne Moore: Now could we use other types of fruit as well, could we use like strawberries?

    Kiersten: Uh-huh.

    Roxanne Moore: Could we use frozen blueberries?

    Kiersten: Yes.

    Roxanne Moore: And that's absolutely true, you can substitute frozen fruit and place a fresh fruit, it has just as much nutrition. So what do we need to do first?

    Kiersten: Well! This is a pretty easy recipe. Could you pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees.

    Roxanne Moore: I sure can, and thank you for asking, because really only an adult should be using large appliances in the kitchen and you need to make sure you have permission before starting the oven.

    Kiersten: We are going to combine one and one quarter cups fruit, with one and one-half teaspoons sugar, one and one-half teaspoons of flour, and one and one-half teaspoons orange juice.

    You can then place this mixture in a baking dish or even smaller ramekins.

    Roxanne Moore: So how do we make the crumble?

    Kiersten: Combine a quarter cup oats, four teaspoons brown sugar, three and one-half teaspoons flour, a little cinnamon and almonds. Drizzle 1 tablespoon canola oil over the mixture and combine. You can leave the almonds out if you are allergic to them, then sprinkle that oat mixture over the fruit mixture.

    Roxanne Moore: I'll place this in the oven, how long do we need to make it for?

    Kiersten: For 20 to 25 minutes until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden.

    Roxanne Moore: What a great way to meet your fruit goals for the day, and even better you can enjoy it either cold or warm.

    Kiersten: I like it warm I fill a little bit of whip topping.

    Roxanne Moore: I bet you do like that whip topping but we will use just a little bit so we don't ever do it on sugars and the great thing is you can even use strawberries in the place of the blueberries or whatever fruit you enjoy. We hope that you too will enjoy making this old-fashioned fruit crumble in your home.