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Cherry Fig Crumble Recipe and How-To

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Fig and Cherry Crumble Recipe

Confession: I have never conquered figs before. I have never even tried one until I made this mouth-watering, insanely good, not-too-sweet Cherry Fig Crumble dessert with my daughter – it was our own invention. It takes very little effort and is inexpensive to make since figs and cherries are currently in season.

Of course, if you have your own cherries and/or figs you are looking at virtually no cost to slap this deliciousness together in a snap. About fifteen minutes to put together and 45 minutes baking in the oven – the recipe is below. You got this!

Fig and Cherry Crumble Ingredients

How To Make a Cherry Fig Crumble


  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar (baking sugar substitute would work too
  • 2 cups of cherries (or one 21 oz can cherry pie filling)
  • 2 cups of figs
  • 2 cups of my Aunt Janet’s homemade applesauce (any applesauce will do OR even cherry preserves)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 degrees C).
  2. Pit cherries. Chop cherries and figs in small pieces. Mix with applesauce (or preserves) and place on medium heat on the stove and cook for 10 minutes or so until the fruit is mushy (yeah – that’s a technical term).
  3. Meanwhile, while fruit is heating, melt butter in the microwave. Stir in sugar, flour, and oats until a crumbly dough forms.
  4. Pour mushy cooked fruit in a 9″ square baking pan, then press the crumble on top of the cherry/fig mixture.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until top is lightly browned. Serve warm.
Chopped figs, cherries, and applesauce together.
Fig and Cherries cooking on the stove.
topping going on.
Fully Baked

Cherry Fig Crumble dessert

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  1. Shawna, looks YUMMY! Question: can I substitute turbinado sugar for the brown sugar? My man is into that sugar like I cannot even tell you, but I’m never sure about substitutions.

  2. YES. In fact we used half artificial baking sweetner and half brown sugar. I think it’s more so the crumble doesn’t taste utterly barren. Especially since the figs and cherries are not overly sweet. It would be fantastic served with ice cream too.

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