Fall Harvest Crumble

It’s no secret that I love oatmeal – in fact, I find myself partaking in some sort of oatmeal combination nearly every morning.  But aside from being a delicious and filling breakfast, oats are great for other sorts of things, like fruit crumbles.

I came home one night after work to the smells of fresh fruit and brown sugar wafting through the apartment.  Turns out that the boyfriend had been hard at work preparing a Fruit Crumble with a delicious brown sugar and oats topping.  Now not to be biased, but this crumble was pretty epic.  He didn’t have a specific name or recipe for it, so we are just rolling with Fall Harvest Crumble. 😉

Fall Harvest Crumble


4 baking apples (Jonathans or Jonagolds if you have them)
1 pear
2 cups blueberries (raspberries would work well also)
1/2 cup water
1 cup oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 cup white whole wheat flour (regular flour also works)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey


1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.  Grease or butter a 9×5 loaf pan.

2. Slice apples and pear into small pieces and put into a small sauce pan.  Add 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil.  Once fruit begins boiling, add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and honey.

3. Reduce heat so the fruit is just simmering.  Continue to cook until apples become nice and tender.  The apples should be soft, but not super mushy. 

4.  Add berries into the saucepan and continue to mix together for another couple of minutes.  Once berries are blended in, remove saucepan from heat.

5. Melt your 1/2 stick butter and pour into a mixing bowl.  Add the oats, sugar, and white whole wheat flour.  Mix with a wooden spoon until mixture is thick and crumbly.

6. Pour fruit mixture into 9×5 loaf pan. 

6.  Pour oat mixture on top of fruit in pan – spread evenly throughout the top.

7. Bake in oven at 400F for 30-40 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool for another 5-10 minutes.

The end result.  Please disregard my dingy loaf pan.

When cooled, scoop out of pan and enjoy with your favorite ice cream or whipped topping!

Harvest Crumble and tea.  The perfect dessert.

One thought on “Fall Harvest Crumble

  1. Dorf

    Uh, Joe makes "Fall Harvest Crumbles"?! You go Joe! My respect for your boyfriend existed already, but it just increased 500%. This sounds so good.


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