LUSCIOUS APRICOT CRUMBLE

Hello! Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for a Luscious Apricot Crumble. I prepared this delicious, summery dessert last weekend to take to a friend’s house where we enjoyed a wonderful summer supper on his terrace overlooking the Lake Arrowhead golf course.

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There is a small window when apricots (one of my favorite fruits) make their annual appearance in the grocery stores. Here in California apricot season starts in mid May and wraps up in July. So, now is the perfect time to load up on apricots while the gettin is good. One delicious way to make use of one of nature’s most perfect offerings is to use them in this delicious, summery dessert.

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So, here is how you make my Luscious Apricot Crumble:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare an 8″ x 8″ baking dish using butter to create a non-stick surface.

To Prepare the Filling:

Start with about 12, medium sized fresh and ripe apricots. Slice each one in half, remove the pit, then slice them into 1/2″ pieces. You’ll need a total of 3 Cups of sliced fresh apricots (peeled peaches make a good substitute too).  Place the slices in a bowl and toss them with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

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In a separate small bowl whisk together 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup Baker’s sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Add this mixture to the apricots and toss to coat the fruit. Set it aside to prepare the crust & crumble.

To Prepare the Crust & Crumble:

To a medium sized bowl whisk to combine:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Baker’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Add to the bowl:

  • 1 cube plus 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Using a pastry blender, cut-in the ingredients until well combined. The mixture should be crumbly.

To Assemble the Luscious Apricot Crumble:

Separate 1/2 of the dough and press it evenly into your prepared, 8″ x 8″ baking pan.

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Spread the apricot mixture evenly over the crust.

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Sprinkle the other half of the dough mixture evenly over the apricot filling. Place in your oven which has been preheated to 350 degrees F.

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Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.

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I cooled mine, covered it in plastic wrap and placed it in my favorite Pie Carrying Basket to transport over to my friends home.

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This is where we enjoyed a lovely summer evening.

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I suggest serving this Luscious Apricot Crumble at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can cut them into bars (produces about 9 bars) or simply spoon it onto plates.

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It’s a very yummy way to end a summer meal.

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Here’s the handy printable recipe…

 

LUSCIOUS APRICOT CRUMBLE
 
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This is the perfect summer dessert, made with wonderful fresh apricots.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • For the filling:
  • 3 cups sliced fresh apricots
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Baker's sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the crust and crumble:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Baker's sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cube plus 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8" x 8" baking pan using butter to create a non-stick surface.
  2. To prepare the filling:
  3. Start with about 12, medium sized fresh and ripe apricots.
  4. Slice each one in half, remove the pit, then slice them into ½" pieces.
  5. You'll need a total of 3 Cups of sliced fresh apricots.
  6. Place the slices in a bowl and toss them with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  7. In a separate small bowl whisk together ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup Baker's sugar and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  8. Add this mixture to the apricots and toss to coat the fruit.
  9. Set it aside to prepare the crust & crumble.
  10. To prepare the crust and crumble
  11. To a medium sized bowl whisk to combine 1½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ cup Baker's sugar, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt
  12. Add to the bowl 1 cube plus 2 tablespoons cold butter cut into small cubes
  13. Then add 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon cold water
  14. Using a pastry blender, cut-in the ingredients until well combined. The mixture should be crumbly.
  15. To Assemble the Luscious Apricot Crumble:
  16. Separate ½ of the dough and press it evenly into prepared 8" x 8" baking pan.
  17. Spread the apricot mixture evenly over the crust.
  18. Sprinkle other half of dough mixture evenly over the apricot filling.
  19. Place in your oven which has been preheated to 350 degrees F.
  20. Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  21. Cool to room temperature. May be cut into 9 bars or spooned onto plates.
  22. Serve at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Notes
By the way, you can easily switch out the apricots for peeled peaches. It will be equally delicious!

So there you have it: LUSCIOUS APRICOT CRUMBLE

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Comments

  • Kathy

    Thanks for the recipe Celia!!I wonder if peaches would work just as well?
    I prefer them to apricots and are easily found in our area!!

  • Hi Kathy. YES!! You can absolutely use peaches instead of apricots. It will be equally delicious.

  • Homes And Weddings

    Gosh this looks so darned good. One for the must try files. Thank you! And your patio is so beautiful too.

  • That’s very kind of you to say. Thank you.

  • PS – If you use peaches be sure to peel them first. Do this by quickly submersing them in boiling water, then into ice water. This way the peel comes right off.

  • Oh great, I do hope you make it. If so, let me know how you like it. Have a great holiday weekend.