Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TWD—Tropical Crumble

Bananas and mangoes in a fruit crisp.  I wasn’t sure what to think of that.  But that was our recipe for Tuesdays With Dorie this week.  When I saw that we were going to make a tropical crumble, I thought it would maybe have pineapple and coconut or something, so I was surprised when I looked at the recipe and saw that it has bananas and mangoes. 

TWD--Tropical Crumble 8-8-11

Also interesting to this recipe was the streusel topping—it had a lot of butter.  But you know me, I couldn’t follow along with that—I only used half the amount of butter it called for and it was Bestlife buttery baking sticks.  I also used Bestlife for the filling, which starts out melting butter in a skillet, then browning the banana and mangoes.  I already knew I don’t really like cooked bananas, but wanted to give this a fair try.  I did like the addition of lime zest 

I also omitted the fresh ginger, but added some extra ground ginger.  I don’t always like fresh ginger in things.  We had some friends from Kansas visiting when I made this and they really liked it.  I tasted some and while it wasn’t bad, it was not something I’d  eat again. 

You can get the recipe from Gaye from Laws of the Kitchen.

It was even a little better served with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream!  The crisp, buttery, sugary pecans that were almost like pralines were the best part of this, but I’m really glad I only used half the butter for the streusel.


Tuesdays With Dorie—the place to go find more tropical crumble.


jillbert said...

It looks good with the ice cream! I'm with you on the ginger - I used the dried but skipped the fresh. Dorie seems to like a lot of ginger in her desserts.

Lisa~~ said...

I happen to be a lover of ginger and all the other flavors so it sounds delicious to me and your version looks lovely.

Cook Lisa Cook

basicallybaked said...

You TWD bakers are troopers! I would have had a difficult time forcing myself to make this. Kudos to you for doing it!

Tracey said...

Vanilla ice cream makes everything better! I sat out this week and it seems like the reviews are pretty mixed on the crumble so we'll see if I ever get around to trying it myself.