Junior chefs, roll up your sleeves and join Chef Alexandra in making fruit crumbles!

These delicious desserts are a perfect summer treat, and can easily be made as a back to school snack.

So, grab a parent, and show off your chef skills! 

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Download Fruit Crumbles RECIPE For Junior Chefs Recipe Here


INGREDIENTS 

  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose four
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 5-6 cups of fruits, cubed into evenly sized- pieces 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional
  • Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, to taste, optional


TOOLS

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Measuring spoon
  • Casserole dish
  • Oven


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.​
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, butter, and any spices, if using. ​
  • Using the back of a fork, work butter into the mixture until the whole mixture looks crumbly.​
  • In another bowl, combine your cut fruit with sugar, lemon juice, and if using, raisins and spices. Stir until well incorporated.​
  • In a baking dish, evenly spread fruit mixture on the bottom. Top with oat mixture, sprinkling it evenly on top. ​
  • Place baking dish in the oven, and bake 35-50 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is browned.​
  • Remove from oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

 

Q&A WITH ALEXANDRA LAI 

Alexandra Lai is the Kitchen Coordinator at The District Kitchen.

WHICH FRUITS ARE YOU USING?

AL: Today I am using fresh apples, peaches, and cherries. I wanted to use Ontario fruits that are in season.