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Individual Apple Berry Crumbles…The Secret Recipe Club

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For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned Angie’s blog, Successful Together. Angie has lots of great low cal tips and recipes…so please check out her lovely blog. I selected her Baked Apple Crumble to make…I just adore fruit desserts…and hubby, Bill, is all in favor of any apple pie, crisp or crumble.

I adapted her recipe a bit, making my own apple filling instead of using canned pie filling. Then, at the last minute, I spied some leftover raspberries and blackberries in the fridge…which gave the juices a beautiful color…and added another layer of flavor to these gems.  I had never combined apples with berries, but they married wonderfully.  Luckily, I placed my ramekins on a cookie sheet as my fruit expanded and bubbled over towards the end of the baking time. This is a great idea for a quick dessert when you’re pressed for time. I’ll definitely make these again in the fall.  Thanks, Angie, for the inspiration! 


Individual Apple Berry Crumbles…inspired by Angie of Successful Together

4-5 baking apples, I used Granny Smiths and Golden Delicious

2 tablespoon of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
A couple grates of fresh nutmeg, optional
A couple handfuls of berries, if desired (I used raspberries and blackberries)
Topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350º.  Combine butter, apples,and sugar in a saucepan.  Cook over low heat till the apples start to soften.  Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, if using.  When apples are almost cooked through, add berries if using.  Cook for a few minutes, then remove from heat.
Combine the topping ingredients, rubbing butter into the sugar and flour till the butter is well combined.
Spoon the apple mixture and juices into four 8 ounce ramekins. Top with the crumble topping. Place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 30 minutes, till topping turns golden.

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67 comments on “Individual Apple Berry Crumbles…The Secret Recipe Club”

  1. Gorgeous crumble and lovely SRC entry!

  2. Simple and Yum!! Send me one with a scoop of vanilla i.c.! 🙂 Glad to find your blog!
    @alanecooke

  3. My other half is also down with anything with apples! These look so healthy and light…will have to try these soon!! Isn’t SRC a blast? I did my first one this month…

  4. Yummy, these look like the perfect sweet end to a meal! I love any crumble topping that doesn’t require a pastry blender!

  5. Nothing says summertime like a fruit crumble. Love the fruits you combined in yours with the yummy streusel topping.

  6. I love little desserts…then I don’t feel bad for eating it all 🙂

  7. I love it! I am still planning to make the berry crumble that you had on your blog before 🙂

  8. I love what you did with the recipe! This sounds awesome. I am your newest “liker” on FB!

  9. These look delicious and I love the fact that they are individual servings. Apples and berries are a fantastic combo as I have recently learned with making Berry Applesauce. Yummy!

  10. Berries and apples – I would have never imagined. Thanks for sharing this secret:)

  11. I love the pink color of the juices bubbled over on the side of your ramekins, it tells you something good is inside! These look delicious, great job.

  12. Love little individual desserts. Sounds like a great flavor combination.

  13. What a great post and a beautiful blog.And so many desserts to stare at! I just happened to see your tweet and came in. I got hungry just reading this. Must get busy in the kitchen now…thanks for sharing!

  14. Looks fantastic!! I need to get me some of those individual cups! Thanks!

  15. Nice secret recipe revealed here! Individual servings are really the way to go. Your pictures are making me hungry!

  16. This looks and sounds wonderful. Saw this on Foodbuzz!

  17. I love a good crumble! Apple crumbles are so wonerful and I bet adding berries to this was great!! Found this from the The Secret Recipe Club blog hop 🙂

  18. These crumbles look awesome!
    So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. This looks amazing 🙂

  19. I love crumbles–definitely a childhood favorite!

  20. This looks great! I love crumbles, just something comforting about them! So exicted, I can do the Secret Recipe Club now – my blog is old enough. Super excited, such a cool idea!

  21. Fresh fruit is in abundance right now and what better way to enjoy it than in a crumble! I like the mixture of fruits and can hardly wait to try it!

  22. Anything will apples I will grab, what more with the crumbles, simply delicious looking.

  23. I just love individual serving sizes. Best way to do portion control!

  24. Individual desserts are so great! Those crumbles look yummy.

  25. Looks just delicious! Love Miss Lambeau, too – she’s adorable! Glad to have found you via the club!

  26. Sounds delicious! I am a lover of fruit desserts as well. This is definitely a great recipe to keep in mind for fall (which is sadly right around the corner…)

  27. Look delicious Lizzy, love so much the pictures!! gloria

  28. I love anything with apples, cinnamon and sugar, and these individual apple crumbles are perfect for company dinner. I just became your newest follower. Hope you will check out my blog and follow me back.

  29. Loving those pictures and especially Miss Lambeau. shehttp://thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com/ is a cutie….
    Andi

  30. Those cute little crumble cups look great. I imagine if you add enough berries, you wouldn’t even need sugar at all (for the lower mix, obviously brown sugar is needed in the crumble).

  31. Great you spotted those berries last minute, a lovely crumble and I like the individual pots

  32. These look so delicious. The indiviual ones would help me with portion control!

  33. Crumbles are not only a life saver – but delicious too, I love mini ones – so does everyone else!!
    Lovely recipe
    Mary x

  34. Quick, easy, individual little fruit crumbles…love the idea for impressing guests on short notice. It was a great idea to use berries with the apples for flavor and color! Sometimes last minute decisions are the most creative!

  35. Miss Lambeau is the sweetest, and so are these crumbles, Lizzy! They are the perfect summer treat! 🙂

    xx,
    Tammy

  36. Beautiful little crumbles, Lizzy! I love the combination of flavors!

  37. I love all individual desserts! This one looks so decadent, yet simple and easy to put together! I love apple desserts Lizzy!

  38. This looks awesome Liz! And I love the new photo!!! Super cute 😀

  39. Love it! This is a recipe that just has summer written all over it, nicely done! I joined the SRC this month after reading your post, thanks for the intro! And thanks for another wonderful post. This one is going on my to try soon list!

  40. Wonderful! Great little addition with the berries 🙂 Sometimes those last minute ‘marriages’ really make the dish! And Miss Lambeau! Looking good!

  41. those are gorgeous little crumbles!! But as good as they look I would probably eat two of them!
    Great job with your SRC pick!

  42. Mmm fruit crumbles are one of my favorite desserts in the summer! p.s. I love the pic of your dog!

  43. Yum!! Your baking dishes are so cute, I love how the filling is spilling over in the photo! Great combo of berries!

  44. I love the pictures – and Miss Lambeau’s seal of approval! The secret recipe club is great!

  45. Nothing better than an individual treat. They are just so dang cute, and tasty!

  46. This is a great dessert for an impromptu dinner party – easy and tasty.

  47. I’ve always loved the idea of making crisps/crumbles in ramekins. Makes for built-in portion control. Great SRC post!

  48. Thank you, ALL! You are what keep me going…such sweet comments! xoxo

  49. Perfect portion control… of course I would want to eat two! : ) I love the picture of your dog giving it the seal of approval… very cute. : )

  50. These look great, Lizzy! Great job! Love that they’re individual sized.

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