Nectarine and Banana Crumble

You know that Georgia Peach Ice Cream I was tempting you with the other day?….Well, it goes really well with a warm nectarine and banana crumble! Sounds like an awkward combination but I am telling you, it works! I have to add that we have eaten this with pretty much any kind of ice cream, from peach, banana, vanilla to chocolate and my favorite was salted butter caramel, but that will be for another post…if I can save enough for a picture!

I know a crumble is not a typical summer dessert but my friends in the Southern hemisphere might appreciate a little comfort food. The rest of us can have a perfect excuse to dish out more ice cream just to cool things off!
The beauty of a crumble or a crisp is that you can change and substitute the fruits at will, and play with the topping ingredients. I chose walnuts in the streusel topping, but I also think that coconut or almonds would work quite well.

Nectarine and Banana Crumble:

Serves 4

Filling:
4 nectarines, pitted and cut into small pieces
2 bananas, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup sugar
zest of one lemon
2 Tb lemon juice
2 Tb cornstarch

Streusel topping:
1 stick butter, cold
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the filling: in a large mixing bowl, combine the fruits and the rest of the ingredients. Toss well, but gently not to break the bananas too much.
Divide between 4 ramequins, place the ramequins on a baking sheet as the fruits are most likely to release their juice, causing a spill. Set them aside while your prepare the topping.

For the topping: In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, walnuts, add the butter cut in small pieces and mix with your fingertips until you get coarse crumbs.
Divide evenly among the 4 dishes.
Bake at 350 until for 20-30 minutes.

Update: It looks like the good folks of Blogger have named me “Blog Of Note”. I am sincerely touched and for all new readers, well, I hope you hang around a little and get your virtual fill of sweets and sugar! Thanks for visiting!


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44 responses to “Nectarine and Banana Crumble”

  1. Warda Avatar
    Warda

    Delicieux!! Tellement delicieux que tu as ete elue par le groupe de blogspot comme “Blog of Note”
    Felicitations Helene, tu le merites.
    Happy fourth of july.

  2. Oh for the love of food! Avatar
    Oh for the love of food!

    Ooooh Helen! this is just the thing I need right about now, piping hot out of the oven. You are spot on, it will go incredibly well with a scoop of your georgia peach ice cream. Unfortunately, all I can get my hands on now are the tinned peaches :o(

  3. Virtual Frolic Avatar
    Virtual Frolic

    Ooo that looks wonderful..I can’t wait until necatrines are in season here. I LOVE your containers…where did you get them??? (if I may ask??)

  4. Barbara Avatar
    Barbara

    I think a Crumble is good at any time of the year. This looks delicious.

  5. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    That sounds delicious! Perfect combination 🙂 And your dishes are so cute!

  6. bea n. random Avatar
    bea n. random

    Mmmmm, that looks divine! Congrats on Blog of Note status! I’m just as happy about it as you are because now I know about your scrumptious blog!

    I shall definitely return!!

  7. leonine194 Avatar
    leonine194

    miam miam!

  8. Bonnie Avatar
    Bonnie

    I don’t care whether I’m in Death Valley or the Artic – any time is good for comfort food! And this certainly would hit the spot! Lovely!!!

  9. darkwraithafter9 Avatar
    darkwraithafter9

    i’m just a teen, i hope i don’t screw this one up. photography makes it looks so damn easy.

  10. dragonflyfilly Avatar
    dragonflyfilly

    YUM! – the Nectarine and Banana Crumble looks sumpdelleciouse

    i’m reading a very mediocre Mystery Novel at the moment, and it has recipies in it…weird, i know…but there is one for “minnesota Peach Cobbler” – i might try it if i have time and/or inclination and let you know if it is a success.

    oh, 11:29 p.m. – nearly time to wish you Happy 4th of July!

    (i found your blog by accident – it was on a recommended list!)

    cheers for now,
    pj

  11. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Absolutly delicious !

  12. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Yummy! That looks awesome. I can easily make this dish gluten free too. I will be trying this soon. My hubby will love it. xoxo

  13. Lis Avatar
    Lis

    Congratulations on “Blog of Note” – you SO DESERVE IT!! =))

    Love this crumble, it sounds delish! I can totally see how nectarine & banana would go so well together.

    Beautiful as always 😀

    xoxo

  14. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Miam! J’adore pratiquement tout ce qui est fait avec des bananes, alors je pense que je ne vais pas tarder à essayer ces petits crumbles. Congratulations on the blog of note and Happy Fourth of July!

  15. Online marketing consultant Avatar
    Online marketing consultant

    yummy.If you can think of a tasteful and mouth watering food,then get the smell of what I am cooking.lol Ever tried Traditional African food?Bless God.Went to cameroon last year and attended A traditional food party and ate some vegetables called huckle berry in it is grounded Pumkin seeds with some locally barbecued organic chicken and some locally made corn pudding called Kiban.Kiban is made from corn flower.Jesus Christ.I am going back in two years just same time as i made some good friends and i tell you what,”I am attending that party again,I will be there from the start till the end and if someone plays with my vegetabled roasted chicken “Katikati” I am kicking them out of the show.It will be my turn and I opted for it.The cost is about £200 to feed 500people and a quarter of the food left untouched.wow,if anyone is interested and would like to take part,let me know

  16. Inne Avatar
    Inne

    Southern hemisphere? Try the other side of the Atlantic. Our summer so far = rain, wind and storm, so a bit of your crumble would be very comforting right now, Helene! With a generous scoop of that delicious peach ice cream of course. I’m waiting for your knock on my door 🙂

  17. Christine Throckmorton Avatar
    Christine Throckmorton

    Good gracious, that looks amazing. I’ll be baking it SOON. I came across your blog because Blogger featured it…and I’m glad I did. Have a great day!

  18. Jann Avatar
    Jann

    Oh my gosh~that looks good enough to be the cover of a magazine! I have not had my breakfast yet, and I think this is a dish that could take the place of my boring cereal~has all the right ingredients in it! I bet the banana really gives it a smooth,velvety texture-Happy cooking!

  19. Brilynn Avatar
    Brilynn

    I can totally see this working with the peach ice cream, send some my way!

  20. Sheltie Girl Avatar
    Sheltie Girl

    These sound delightful. I’ll have to try them out in a gluten free version.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  21. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Superbe et j’adore tes petits ramequins !

  22. Big Boys Oven Avatar
    Big Boys Oven

    Ooooh Gosh! Yet another winning recipe!

  23. catbishop Avatar
    catbishop

    Oh man do you deliver?

  24. freamunde allez Avatar
    freamunde allez

    freamunde é um mundo meus amigos!!

  25. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) Avatar
    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

    I love crumbles in the summer, when the stone fruit is available from local farms. Thanks for this great recipe. And congratulations on your Blogger recognition!

  26. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Hi Helen! Wow – I’m such a sucker for crumbles… now that the nectarines are coming out, this would make the perfect summer evening indulgence! Fantastic!

    And a HUGE congrats on your ‘Blog of Note’ distinction! Well deserved, dear friend!

  27. Oby Avatar
    Oby

    So deeeelicious!

  28. Oby Avatar
    Oby

    Sooo delicious!!!

  29. Patricia Scarpin Avatar
    Patricia Scarpin

    I would never have thought of combining bananas and nectarines, Helen!
    It looks wonderful!

  30. Kelly-Jane Avatar
    Kelly-Jane

    Oh how good does that sound – and look!

    Can I ask too please, do you have an online source for the beautiful blue dishes?

    KJxx

  31. Marie Avatar
    Marie

    Wow! This blog is great.

    Happy Fourth of July to you, from Montpellier, France :-))

  32. lululu Avatar
    lululu

    It looks so delicious.
    I just love nectarin, banana and crumble with ice cream. Can’t wait to try it.

  33. cardinal_wolsey Avatar
    cardinal_wolsey

    I noticed your neat AddThis button and have installed it on my blog. Food looks yummy too!

  34. Cynthia Avatar
    Cynthia

    I don’t think that it is in my best interest to be visiting your blog (lol)

    I can use any combo of fruits to make the crumble right?

  35. Hepzibah The Watchman Avatar
    Hepzibah The Watchman

    Everything looks yummy! I especially want to try the Georgia peach ice cream.

  36. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I want those bowls! Preferably filled with that crumble!

  37. Aimée Avatar
    Aimée

    Hi Helen-
    Huge congrats on your “Blog of Note”, it is very well deserved! I’m so proud to ‘know’ you! 🙂
    Aimee

  38. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    that looks insanely good.

  39. Fernanda Avatar
    Fernanda

    Hummmmmmmm

  40. Heidi Malott Avatar
    Heidi Malott

    A combo I would have never thought of! Yum. ~Heidi

  41. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    It looks so delicious!
    Congratulations on being named a “Blog of Note”!

  42. sher Avatar
    sher

    Ahhhh! Lovely! That was the way I wanted my cobbler today to turn out—-and it didn’t. Yours are perfect!

  43. MyKitchenInHalfCups Avatar
    MyKitchenInHalfCups

    Oh, no, no, Helene, I think the peach ice cream would be divine with the crumble. Could I have two scoops and a large helping please.

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