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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cookbook - Bread and Desserts

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Strawberry Crumble

  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp minced crystallized ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 1/4 cup old fashion or quick oats
  • 1/4 cup flour*
  • 2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar (or brown sugar substitute)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter or margarine*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine strawberries, applesauce, ginger and nutmeg. Mix well and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. While strawberry mixture is standing, prepare topping. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour and brown sugar. Mix well. Using a pastry blender or fork, but in butter/margarine until coarse crumbs form.
  4. Spoon strawberry mixture into the prepared baking dish/pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake until heated through and top in golden. Abut 30 minutes.
  5. Place on wire rack, cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

*Substitute whole-wheat flour for half of the called for flour. Use a trans-fat free butter substitute or baking substitute.