Spring is here, and here’s to celebrating getting the sun back with some deliciously sweet dishes! Fruit crumbles are a sure way to indulge in some light yet hearty desserts in the in-between weather. Best for brunches, braai or festive occasions, they’re quite easy to make. Here’s a selection of a few fruit crumbles to welcome the new season.
The best thing about a traditional fruit crumble is the freedom to use any seasonal fruit or a combo of your choice. Playing around with flavours, layering your fruit or going minimal is the fun part. Find harmony in a medley of textures as in this old-fashioned classic or go tropical with this pineapple and banana fusion.
The timeless apple crumble is also the humblest. Highlighting only one main fruit, which can be complemented by other flavourings, it is packed with homely comfort. Newer variations extending on this old favourite include this tasty version, which has pears, lemon and creamed cottage cheese. This apple and granadilla combo is also a winner.
Berries make anything better and, just like bananas, they are great conductors and enhancers of flavour. This berry crumble is a lovely mix of blueberries, gooseberries and strawberries.
Go for the sugar-free berry and banana as a health-conscious option and enjoy!