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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

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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Warda July 4, 2007 um 2:34 am

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.

Oh for the love of food! July 4, 2007 um 2:40 am

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(

Dwacon July 4, 2007 um 2:41 am


Virtual Frolic July 4, 2007 um 2:58 am

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??)

Barbara July 4, 2007 um 3:17 am

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

Anonymous July 4, 2007 um 3:19 am

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

bea n. random July 4, 2007 um 5:42 am

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!!

leonine194 July 4, 2007 um 6:06 am

miam miam!

Bonnie July 4, 2007 um 6:21 am

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!!!

darkwraithafter9 July 4, 2007 um 6:30 am

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

dragonflyfilly July 4, 2007 um 6:30 am

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,

Anonymous July 4, 2007 um 7:17 am

Absolutly delicious !

Anonymous July 4, 2007 um 8:52 am

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

Lis July 4, 2007 um 11:23 am

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 😀


Anonymous July 4, 2007 um 11:26 am

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!

Online marketing consultant July 4, 2007 um 11:35 am

yummy.If you can think of a tasteful and mouth watering food,then get the smell of what I am 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,if anyone is interested and would like to take part,let me know

Inne July 4, 2007 um 11:46 am

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 🙂

Christine Throckmorton July 4, 2007 um 11:57 am

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!

Jann July 4, 2007 um 12:32 pm

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!

Brilynn July 4, 2007 um 2:00 pm

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

Sheltie Girl July 4, 2007 um 2:15 pm

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

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

Anonymous July 4, 2007 um 5:21 pm

Superbe et j’adore tes petits ramequins !

Big Boys Oven July 4, 2007 um 5:22 pm

Ooooh Gosh! Yet another winning recipe!

catbishop July 4, 2007 um 5:25 pm

Oh man do you deliver?

freamunde allez July 4, 2007 um 5:58 pm

freamunde é um mundo meus amigos!!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) July 4, 2007 um 6:52 pm

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!

Anonymous July 4, 2007 um 7:08 pm

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!

Oby July 4, 2007 um 7:31 pm

So deeeelicious!

Oby July 4, 2007 um 7:32 pm

Sooo delicious!!!

Patricia Scarpin July 4, 2007 um 7:45 pm

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

Kelly-Jane July 4, 2007 um 8:44 pm

Oh how good does that sound – and look!

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


Marie July 4, 2007 um 9:04 pm

Wow! This blog is great.

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

lululu July 4, 2007 um 9:55 pm

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

cardinal_wolsey July 4, 2007 um 10:04 pm

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

Cynthia July 4, 2007 um 10:18 pm

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?

Hepzibah The Watchman July 5, 2007 um 1:03 am

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

Anonymous July 5, 2007 um 1:43 am

I want those bowls! Preferably filled with that crumble!

Aimée July 5, 2007 um 2:02 am

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

Anonymous July 5, 2007 um 2:03 am

that looks insanely good.

Fernanda July 5, 2007 um 2:47 am


Heidi Malott July 5, 2007 um 2:51 am

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

Anonymous July 5, 2007 um 3:14 am

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

sher July 5, 2007 um 4:25 am

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

MyKitchenInHalfCups July 5, 2007 um 6:25 pm

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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