The BEST Homemade Apricot Crumble Squares
These apricot crumble squares are a great twist on the classic fruit crumble tarts. A simple, easy and effortless recipe to make whether you use fresh, canned or frozen apricots any time of the year. A perfect make-ahead bite-size desserts you can bring with you at BBQs and parties. This is definitely a crowd pleaser and great tea time snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 Squares
- 2 cups Apricots chopped
- 75 grams White granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp Cornflour/ cornstarch
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp Salt
Base and Top
- 220 grams All-purpose flour
- 170 grams Cold unsalted butter
- 100 grams White granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Spice powder see note
Prepare your choice of apricots as suggested in the notes.
Preheat oven to 190 C / 380 F
Use an 8 x 8 square cake pan or a 7 x 9" rectangle pan
Prepare to crumble mix
Chop butter into cubes
In a bow of a food processor - add flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, spice mix and butter
Pulse a few times - until crumbly not too much
Pour into two separate bowls - one for the base and one for the top.
I use a little extra for the base and less for the topping.
Keep the bowl for the crumble topping in the fridge to stay cold.
Add the 2 tbsp of milk to the mixture for the base
Then pour the mixture into the baking pan
Use the back of a spoon to press it down firmly.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 mins until lightly golden but not cooked thru.
Cool for 5 minutes.
Prepare the filling
Do not prepare the filling too early. The juices will make the base too wet and soggy.
Once the base is slightly cooled.
Add sugar, lemon, vanilla, salt, and cornflour to the apricots. Mix well.
Pour over the base and spread evenly.
Remove crumble topping from the fridge.
Evenly spread the topping all over the filling.
The more uneven the better it bakes
I use my hands but a spoon works too.
Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%