Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Freezer-friendly Fruit Crisp Crumble

I'm starting to see signs of fall quickly approaching. From the cooler temps here in Iowa to the apples, pears and squashes at the farmers' markets. But I'm still holding onto what little bit of summer we have. I'm not ready to give that up so easily, especially the berries and garden fresh veggies.

But I am busy starting to prepare what I can for the colder months, especially when it comes to our food. I spent a small portion of today grating away at some zucchini, stashing away small bags in the freezer for winter baking. Later in the week I'll be processing the first of the pears from my in-law's tree.

After I got supper in the oven tonight, I got busy mixing up this crumble. It will be perfect to have on hand for assembling quick desserts. While I love having apple and pear crisps all made up in the freezer, ready to be baked at a moments notice; these will be great for mixing and matching with any fruit I have on hand.

Add a batch of this crumble to your freezer, you'll be ready to dive right into apple season....or continue enjoying the wonderful fruits of summer while we still have them!

Fruit Crisp Crumble

2-3/4 cups flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 sticks butter, cold and cubed

In a large bowl combine flour, oats and both sugars. Cut in cubed butter using a pastry blender, until mixture is crumbly.

Using a spoon, divide mixture between five pint sized jars or even use quart sized freezer bags. Cover and and store in freezer. Use in your favorite fruit crisp recipes, perfect for an 8x8-inch pan.

Fills 5 pint sized jars.

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