The crumb topping of this pie is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it's the chunky apple filling. Either way, it's a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa
To tell you the truth, I'm not sure how well my crumble keeps...we usually eat it all in a day! You can skip the apples and strawberries in the recipe—like I do sometimes—But they do make this quick-and-easy dessert extra good.
Although our address in Alberta, our farm's actually just inside the Saskatchewan border. We grow grain and raise cattle. Our children are 10 and 7.
When I met my English husband and served him just the crumble, he said it was fantastic but really needed a custard sauce over it. We found a terrific sauce recipe from England, and now the pair is perfect together. I wouldn't eat it any other way.
-Amy Freeman, Cave Creek, Arizona
"Fruit is a good dessert for most any meal, but it seems to be even more special when it's dressed up like this," comments Jackie Heyer of Cushing, Iowa. Convenient canned pie filling makes this warm crumble a snap to prepare.
Meet the Cook: You can serve this crumble as a snack, and it's also great for a breakfast gathering or church supper. It is good hot...and good on the second day as well.
We're the parents of six grown children and grandparents of 11.
-Ginger Isham, Williston, Vermont
ORIGINALLY a pear crumble pie, I shortened this to a crumble when I often was too short of time to make a pie crust.
I've also found canned pears work as well as fresh, so that makes it even easier to prepare.
-Kezia Sullivan, Sackets Harbor, New York
A peachy use of the season's bounty is Marilyn Schroeder's fruitful dessert. "I bring this juicy crumble to get-togethers of all kinds," she writes from Alexandria, Minnesota. "Crushed macaroons make a delightfully different topping for the blueberries and nectarines. For a special treat, serve it with low-fat frozen yogurt."