Stewed fruit and grain-free crumble

This recipe is great if you’ve got some fruit that’s about to go bad. Plus it shows how simple it is to make a tasty and satisfying dish that is gluten, dairy, additive and dairy-free! You can also freeze the stewed fruit in smaller portions if you make extra. The crumble is not overly sweet; you can always add more sweetener of choice if you prefer.



Stewed fruit

  • 1kg fruit of choice
  • 3cm chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean – sliced in half down the middle
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Honey, maple or sweetener of choice
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  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil – melted
  • 3 tablespoons honey, maple or sweetener of choice



Stewed fruit

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  1. Cut fruit into desired size pieces. Place the fruit with the ginger, vanilla and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil (lid on).
  2. Once boiling, remove the lid and reduce to simmer. (Add sweetener if you think you need it).
  3. Stir a few times and simmer until soft and liquid is reduced. The timing will depend on the fruit used (10-40 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and remove ginger and vanilla.


  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Place crumb on top of stewed fruit and cook at 180C oven fro 20-30 minutes.


The original recipe can be found at Cut Out The Crap.


Tell us, what type of fruit will you try in your crumble? Will you try this recipe?