Strawberry Pineapple Crumble

by Heather on July 5, 2011

Or you could call this fancied-up dump cake.  I wouldn’t mind.

I know you guys know that dump cake (pineapple, cherry pie filling, boxed cake mix and pecans) is kind of my favorite ‘cake’ ever.  I probably mention it on here once a week.  Back in the day I used to beg for it for my birthday cake and then wait to eat it til the next day because it’s always best at room temperature.  My parents thought I was so weird, and my sister thought I was nuts for not getting a cake with double the frosting.  But you know what?  It was my birthday and I wanted dump cake.  Besides, if no one wanted that it just meant more for me!

Also I feel the need to mention that when I made this it was the first time ever that I actually mixed the crumble topping together with my fingers.  I know that’s not a big deal to most, but I always kind of freaked out about the butter sticking to my fingers…until now.  Now I kind of want to press butter into flour and sugar all the livelong day…it’s very fulfilling and I’m now convinced it’s the only way to make a crumble topping.  Greasy butter fingers be darned!


  • 1 whole pineapple, cored and sliced into bite-size chunks (you could also use frozen pineapple chunks and cut them a little smaller)
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375.  In a large bowl toss together the strawberries and pineapple.  Add the 2 Tbsp flour and 1 Tbsp of sugar and toss to coat.  Grease an 8×8 dish or several small oven-safe ramekins (about 3-4 depending on how large they are).  Add the fruit mixture to the dish(es) you’re using.  In another bowl whisk together the remaining flour, sugar, and salt.  Using your fingers (promise it’s worth it!) press the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is evenly distributed and the mixture is crumbly.  Spread evenly on top of the fruit mixture in the pan or ramekins.  Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and you can smell the fruit.  Let cool for about 10-15 minutes before eating to let the juices redistribute.  Devour with ice cream!

Ah yes, the dessert to end all birthday cakes.  That could be a good title, no?

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum July 5, 2011

Yummmmmy! I love that first picture. I have some strawberries right now, and I also have a mango… I feel a strawberry mango version coming on!


2 Lisa @ i'm an okie July 5, 2011

you had me at crumble. seriously, looks delicious.


3 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen July 5, 2011

I am a lover of the dump cake too! This looks fantastic!


4 Jessica @ How Sweet July 5, 2011

The colors are so pretty! Can you believe I’ve never had dump cake??


5 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 5, 2011

“Ending” all birthday cakes sounds pretty devious – this dessert could do it though! :)


6 sam July 5, 2011

Ymmmmm! pass me a spoon, quickly…


7 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 5, 2011

I also love dump cake! So bad but so good:-) You are right about the room temperature part!

This crumble looks delicious, great fruit combo!


8 Mrs. Fish July 5, 2011

Love strawberries and pineapple together! :)


9 Blog is the New Black July 5, 2011

Heather, this looks awesome! All kinds of yummy flavors!


10 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 5, 2011

ohh yum! I LOVE the look of that topping. Also your pic below! Blue Steel! :P


11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 5, 2011

I’d definitely be up for this replacing all birthday cakes :)


12 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun July 5, 2011

This looks like the perfect summer dessert! And insanely simple.


13 Delishhh July 5, 2011

We just had crumble/crisp on our minds :) Love that first picture and pineapple and strawberry just sounds fabulous!!!


14 Lindsey July 5, 2011

Nothing is better in the summer than a crumble…quick, simple and a great way to utilize all of that seasonal fruit.


15 marla July 6, 2011

Love this summertime crumble! So pretty too :)


16 megan @ whatmegansmaking July 6, 2011

I absolutely LOVE dump cake. And so I would probably love this. It looks amazing!


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