Super Easy Stone Fruit Crumble Dessert Cup
There is something so special about being able to whip up a delicious dessert in just a few minutes. This Super Easy Stone Fruit Crumble Dessert Cup is exactly what you need as we move into Fall. Crisp cold nights are literally begging for something a little sweet and a little warm to heat you from the inside out. I’ve been making a version of this Super Easy Stone Fruit Crumble Dessert Cup for many many years. Back in high school I would make the crumble portion to enjoy over ice cream (so darn good). This lovely treat vanished from my mind for a few years until I saw a recipe video on Facebook recently. This short clip reminded me of how much I used to love this stone fruit dessert and I just had to have it again.
Stone fruit get their name from their distinctive pit. They are also known for being super sweet and juicy. Peaches, nectarines, plums, mangos, cherries, and surprisingly raspberries all fall into their category. They have a great big pit or stone in the middle of them that makes it kind of a bitch to cut up but once you’re in, you’re in for a real treat. That’s what she said??? haha
Cooking the fruit cut side down really helps release the juices from the fruit into the honey maple glaze making it oh so tantalizing. The toasted granola is nutty and chews and the crunch from the nuts is oh so perfect. The tang from the lemon is the last bit of ‘yes please’ that this dessert needs to be an instant classic and on repeat in your kitchen for years to come.
The cherry on this proverbial pie is the paleo banana nice cream. Of course you can opt for regular ice cream or even better a store bought coconut ice cream, but homemade nice cream is absolutely amazing. It’s also super easy to make, really only one ingredient, maybe 4 if you want to spice it up. Technically you just need frozen bananas and you’re good to go.
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds
- 1/3 cup crumbled pecans (or other nuts)
- 2 tbsp butter or ghee
- 4 tbsp raw local honey
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 nectarines (or any stone fruit)
- Juice of half a lemon
- Ice cream or paleo nice cream (optional)
- Toast oats and nuts over medium heat in a sauce pan. The color wont change too much but 3-5 minutes will help create rich flavor, set aside
- In the same pan, melt butter then add honey and maple syrup. Bring to a light bubble but watch carefully so it doesn't burn
- Cut nectarines into quarters then place fruit flesh side down in the honey mixture
- Cook each side of the nectarine for 3-5 minutes per side until soft
- Remove fruit from pan
- Add the lemon juice to the honey and stir to combine, toss in the oats and allow them to soak up the whole mixture
- Place the fruit with the oats and optional ice cream, enjoy immediately
If you love this dessert like I do, be sure to let me know in the comments below!
Sending you lots of love,