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Fruit Crumble For One

Fruit Crumble For One
Nicole Spiridakis for NPR

Desserts can be challenging for the solo cook. Should you really eat that whole cake yourself? Cookie dough can be made and frozen to make later in small batches, but this little crumble for one makes a sweet ending to any meal.

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced

1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced


1 tablespoon flour

1/4 cup rolled oats

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons butter or olive oil

Position a rack in the center of your oven, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a 10-ounce baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and ginger. Add the fruit and gently stir to coat. Arrange the fruit skin side up in the dish.

In another medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the topping. Add the butter or olive oil and, using your hands, crumble together until it loosely holds together.

Spread the topping evenly over the fruit and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the top is browned and the fruit is bubbling.

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