11 Crumbles That Deserve a Place on Your Holiday Table

The British are not known for the cuisine, but maybe they should be. Don’t believe it? Look no further than a crumble; the dessert that the Brits got so, so right.

Crumbles are simple desserts. Essentially they are crumbly, buttery baked toppings that are sprinkled on top of the season’s fruity bounty. When you think about it, like that it almost makes this dessert sound healthy, huh? Unfortunately, not quite – remember it is a traditional British creation!

Nevertheless, with only a handful of ingredients required and a super simple preparation, a crumble is the ultimate way to celebrate the seasons flavors. Now with autumn in full swing you can officially say that the season’s flavors have changed and it’s time to highlight that in your kitchen. With a crumble.

To really up the goodness factor and perfect your crumbles, spend a little time getting to know this season’s fruits and the spices that bring out their natural flavors. Once you’re familiar with the flavors, then you can instantly transform just a crumble into something magical.

In the meantime, here are 11 ideas to get you started.

1. Autumn Crumble

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Florence Finds

Filled with tangy rhubarb, spicy ginger, and toasty nuts, this crumble is all the comforting flavors of fall rolled into one little ramekin. Serve it with cream or pudding and you will have successfully sampled one of Britain’s greatest exports.

Get the recipe here.

2. Warm Fig Crumble

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Leite’s Culinaria

Experience the decadence of figs with the indulgence of brown sugar. The autumn flavors are literally spilling out of this crumble before you even bite into it. Bursting with juicy figs and scented with cinnamon, this crumble is just waiting to be tried out.

Get the recipe here.

3. Stone Fruit Quinoa Crumble

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Simply Quinoa

If you want to add a little interest and variety to your crumble, why not try a quinoa-based crumble? Grab some plums, whip up a quick crumble topping, and bake. The best thing about this recipe? It’s totally breakfast worthy.

Get the recipe here.

4. Pear and Ginger Crumble

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Noble Pig

Pears are a classic in the fall, and when they are married with the sharp flavor of ginger you are left with the warm spiciness that makes you think or cozy sweaters and fireplaces. Especially if you like your dessert a little less sweet, try this crumble.

Get the recipe here.

5. Whole Roasted, Crumble-Stuffed Apples

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Creme de la Crumb

Apple crumble is a tried and true standby in the fall. However, sometimes even a classic needs a twist.

This season, focus on the apples. Try an inside-out crumble where you stuff the topping inside the apple for maximum flavor and beautiful presentation.

Get the recipe here.

6. Caramel Apple Crumble

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Aninas Recipes

Another variation on the classic apple crumble, this recipe infuses seasonal apples with homemade caramel sauce. Needless to say each bite is like a little piece of Heaven in your mouth.

Get the recipe here.

7. Blackberry, Pear, and Ginger Crisp

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The Bojon Gourmet

There is no question that pear and ginger were meant to be together, but add blackberry to the mix and you’ve created the ultimate ménage à trois for your pallet.

Get the recipe here.

8. Pear S’Mores Crumble

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Front & Main

A beautiful harmony between summer and winter, this crumble lets you celebrate both seasons at once. Each pear in this dish is infused with reminders of summertime campfires to create a dessert that is sure to be made often during the long winter months.

Get the recipe here.

9. Rhubarb – Ginger Crumble

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Brown Eyed Baker

Tangy rhubarb and spicy ginger make a surprising combination for a dessert. However, these two flavors meld seamlessly into a crumbly crust to create an irresistible flavor that you’re going to want to eat time and again.

Get the recipe here.

10. Fig and Blackberry Crumble

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Franglais Kitchen

This is a fiber-rich take on a classic comfort food. Ripe, luscious figs happily exist side by side with tart blackberries and orange water to create a beautiful little bowl of fall flavor.

Get the recipe here.

11. Chocolate Oat Crumble

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Smitten Kitchen

No dessert recipe roundup would be complete without a little chocolate. Chocolate and fruit never fails to impress.

So when you add a nutty, crunchy crust to the mix, you know you’ve just pulled something out of the over that is about to be incredibly satisfying.

Get the recipe here.

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