The last of the Ginger Gold apples sat on my counter top. Joining them were some Bartlett pears. In the refrigerator was half a container of raspberries. This is the only downside of buying in bulk from Costco. Sometimes my family gets sick of eating a large container of fruit before it is past its prime. I have to remember to get creative and use it up as I hate to waste food.
Since it is To Try Tuesday I thought that a great way to use up the apples, pears, and raspberries would be in a recipe I had saved called Any Season Fruit Crumble. I printed it out from Epicurious but the original credit goes to a book called Fearless Baking by Elinor Klivans. I am almost positive I own this book but I am in the process of cataloging all of my cookbooks, so I don't know for sure. I do know that I own a couple of other books by the same author:
* Chocolate Cakes: 50 Great Cakes for Every Occasion
* The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook
* Cookies, Brownies, and Bars
* Big Fat Cookies
* Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread which is her latest book.
I did make a few changes to the recipe. For the filling the original recipe calls for apples, but since it is called Any Season I used what I had on hand. Also, in the topping I used brown sugar rather than white sugar, and I added cinnamon. I just threw it all in the mini food processor and pulsed it until it resembled crumbs.
The house smelled so wonderful as it was baking, but the true test was in the tasting. I just loved the rich, crumbly topping. The hint of salt played really well off the brown sugar. This one is a keeper.