I love crumbles. What I don’t like is the huge amount of added refined sugar they usually contain. Why oh why is there so much of it? Is it truly necessary? Is it essential? As far as I’m concerned, it’s not.
N.O. spells no!
I therefore decided to offer Madame Labriski’s version of a lovely fruit crumble with NO ADDED REFINED SUGAR. None whatsoever. No brown sugar, no white sugar, not even any maple syrup. EVERYTHING is sweetened with date puree.
Not even any maple syrup? Nope. I have nothing against our wonderful maple syrup… but date puree has a significant advantage: it’s high in fibre. And its fibre that keeps us going for long periods of time, and that’s what makes all the difference.
All that to say that I’m really proud of this crumble, that’s like a tornado of berries for the taste buds. With a scoop of ice cream, I can confirm that it’s scrumptious. Will it outclass even your beloved grandmother’s recipe? I bet you it will. (But don’t tell her.) Served warm, at room temperature and even cold, it’s great as a dessert, for breakfast, as a snack. To be honest, it’s delicious any time of the day.
Yes, I’ve declared war on refined sugar and I’m proud of it. Yes, I believe that we should treat ourselves to heathy food every day of the week.
NOTE! If you want a version that’s not as sweet, use only 150 g (1/2 cup) of date puree instead of 200 g (2/3 cup) for both the filling and crumble mixture. Personally, I prefer it with just the ½ cup of date puree, but my kids and hubby prefer the version with 200 g (2/3 cup). Yes, you got it, my gang of official taste testers had the final word. Hahaha! Bon appétit.