fruit rescue: apple peach blackberry crumble

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Tezz Grocery is my current food rescue grocer. Helpful Young Man who runs this green-forward enterprise was my contact from the previous grocer who ceased operation. A few weeks ago, they had a holiday special, inviting us to pop into their facility to buy vegetables for a 10% discount. Since I had never been, Loving Husband and I decided to take a drive and visit. Helpful Young Man introduced us to his Enterprising Mother who charmingly helped us out on our shop around the little room stacked full of boxes and cold storage.

When I texted later that day to thank him for hosting us on the visit, he said, “we’re just doing out part for the environment”.

These are some of the beautiful fruit that were delivered this week.

The apples needed to be used up as well as some of the peaches. So Apple, Peach & Blackberry Crumble happened.

Fruit Crumble

Recipe adapted from Anita Bean

Preparing the Fruit
  • 4 eating apples (or approximate amount of fruit; I used 2 red Epi apples, 4 small peaches, couple handfuls of blackberries)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Butter a microwaveable, oven-proof dish (I use a 8″by 8″ Pyrex dish)
  2. Cut the apple into bite-sized chunks (I do not peel my apples). Mix in the brown sugar & cinnamon.
  3. Microwave covered for 2 min.
  4. Cut the peaches into bite-sized chunks (I do not peel my peaches). Mix them in with the apple mix.
  5. Throw in the berries
Crumble Top
  • 60g flour
  • 60g rolled oats
  • 30g brown sugar
  • 50g butter (from fridge)
  • 70g chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Mix together flour, oats & brown sugar.
  2. Cut the butter into the flour mixture.
  3. Rub in with finger tips, till texture is like bread crumbs.
  4. Mix in chopped walnuts.
Assembling the Crumble
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Scatter the Crumble mixture on top of the fruit.
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the fruit bubbles and the crumble is nicely browned.
  4. Serve with Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream.

I like to have my warm crumble with Greek Yogurt. Do you like yours with vanilla ice cream, custard, creme fraiche?


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  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I think I will try it sometime soon. I like to make & eat fruit cobblers/crisps. I’ve never used those fruits together. Yours looks delicious.


    1. I just basically used all the fruit that were very ripe – peach & blackberry are not what we usually use either. Typically it is apple, blueberries.


  2. Those fruits look delicious! My family is a huge berry fan and love to eat strawberries with Nutella. I like that too, but the caloric intake is too much. Maybe as a treat sometimes. lol We have an online grocery that sells fruit and produce that stores reject because of their size or shape. It’s called Imperfect Foods.
    Thanks for sharing the fruit crumble recipe and thank you for sharing my blog on yours!!


    1. I am glad you have access to rescue foods as well. Hopefully the idea will catch on and we will see many more of these providers.

      Berries are such wonderful fruit – it is typically quite expensive in Singapore but our rescue grocer does sell them for less so we eat them as much as they are available.

      We love Nutella too – I daren’t keep any at home because I have a tendency to binge on the jar with a spoon. I try to make our own version with nut butter with melted chocolate – Younger Child seems to like this as well.


    1. Appreciate your visit and kind response, Kristin. I was very enamoured with the fruit as well, and so happy they were from our fruit rescue grocer.


    1. Loving Husband will only have crumble if there is vanilla ice cream to go with it – I often tease him that he is actually enjoying crumble-flavoured ice cream!


    1. One of the reasons I am more than happy to support this enterprise: lower cost fruit & veg which is still in mostly great condition. There have been a few times when the produce was impossible to use – we received a refund for those. We just have to be diligent in ordering according to need and using things up when they need to be.

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  3. Beautiful fruit and crumble, Ju-Lyn. I’d have the crumble alone or with yogurt. Good actions for the environment both from the vendor and from you. It’s Earth Day today. Thank you for the mention and your contribution to Weekend Coffee Share/ PPAC.


    1. They were so ripe we could smell them – but as we expected their condition, we were able to clear them by baking, cooking and simply eating them up!


  4. Are these fruits overripe or why did he say they are doing their bit for the environment? Because I really love shops like that, those who sell imperfect produce. These look great though and I can almost smell your crumble from here!


    1. He does excess fruit/food clearance, as well as ugly produce – items that are rejected by the supermarkets and grocery vendors. He is very good about giving refunds for items that cannot be used by the time they reach me. Also, his descriptions allow me to plan for what I use the items for.


    1. I hear you Jo – the peaches were super soft compared to the rest. Next time I need to use up peaches, I will think of something else to do with them. Thanks for weighing in on the yogurt & custard!

      Good weekend to you too!

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