Yes, I know. This is the second crumble I have posted on midEATS. I read somewhere that crumbles are the lazy man’s pie 🙂 This is definitely true for me, as I am not a baker, and have zero patience to make a pie crust from scratch. Many of the store-bought pie crusts are filled with trans-fats and other questionable ingredients. Thus, I prefer a crumble – it takes just a handful of ingredients that I always have in my pantry to result in a delicious dessert. This recipe also doesn’t have any distinct Middle Eastern flair to it, but I will go so far as to say the use of almond extract adds a bit of Mediterranean flavor to the dish. So why is it on midEATS? Because it’s damn good – that’s why!
The reason I chose the combination of nectarine and plums is quite simple – my kids at the grocery store had grabbed a small box of mixed fruit from Spinney’s and it somehow made it into the final shopping cart. Go figure. We had way too many fruits in the house, and during Ramadan we don’t eat that much fruit. However, much to my surprise, I found a ton of recipes online that used these two ingredients. Apparently baking stone fruits is a great way to bring out the flavor, particularly when they aren’t ripe enough to eat on their own. By the way, you can easily substitute your favorite gluten-free all purpose flour in this recipe, particularly since this isn’t really baking in the traditional sense of the word. I know many of you fear the word “bake”, but trust me, if I can make it, my twin 2 year-olds can make it. It is that simple!
Nectarine and Plum Crumble Inspired by Over the Hill and on a Roll