I'm not a pie maker. Can't make a decent pie crust to save my life, but.....I can make the most wonderful fruit crumbles in a flash because I make a ton of crumble topping and put it in the freezer....in between all of the raspberries, blueberries, peaches and blackberries. You won't believe how easy this is.
(makes 8 single serve desserts)
1 3/4 C. flour 1/2 C. light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
15 tablespoons cold butter
Throw everything in a bowl and use a pastry cutter (your fingers, a fork or 2 knives works just as well) to blend it all until small lumps form.
At this point, you can either use it or freeze it in a container until you need it......or want it.
Anytime you want dessert, it's only 20 minutes away from this point. All you do is lightly oil (I use cooking spray) some ramekins, custard cups, oven-safe bowls or, you can just make one big dessert in a pan...it's all the same process. Throw the fruit (fresh or frozen) in your prepared dish and sprinkle a little sugar on top to make it juicy. (No need to thaw the fruit or the topping.)
Now pile some of that yummy, crumbly topping right on top. (We use lots!)
Bake it in the oven 20 minutes or until it's brown and bubbly.
Let it cool down a bit and enjoy! Better yet....throw a scoop of ice cream on top....you know you want to!
I cannot tell you how fast, easy, tasty and impressive this simple dessert is. Well, I guess I can, because I just did. Anyway, I have never had this fail and again, I never say "no" to berries....or peaches...or apples.