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Baked to a Crisp

August 26th, 2006 · 5 Comments

fruit crisp.jpgI usually reserve making crisps for the fall as it's the perfect way to use up the abundance of apples that I end up lugging home with me after a day of apple picking.  The idea of making a crisp somehow popped into my head recently and I decided to experiment with my basic crisp recipe swapping in some summer fruits for the usual macintosh or macoun apples that I would typically use.  I also made a few twists so that the crisp would be more suited to the summer fruits that I was using.

This recipe is ideal for using up fruit that may be over-ripe or slightly bruised.  I used peaches, plums, and a mixture of frozen berries that I had in the freezer (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) although if you have fresh berries those would be fantastic.  I also used some lemon zest and freshly grated ginger which added a refreshing zing to the fruit.  This dessert is so good served bubbling hot out of the oven with some vanilla ice cream on top.  

Summer Fruit Crisp

  • 3 ripe peaches, sliced into about 1/2-1 inch pieces (it's fine if they are over-ripe or slightly bruised – just cut off the bruised areas)
  • 3 plums, cut into about 1/2-1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup of mixed berries (you can use either frozen berries or whatever fresh kind you have available)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (quick cooking)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Note:  You can easily swap in other fruit that you like or that you happen to have on hand. 

1)  Preheat oven to 350F.  Begin by cutting the fruit and adding it all into a 9X9 baking dish, add the berries too.  Grate the ginger over the fruit and also add the lemon zest.  Give it a little stir to that the lemon and ginger are evenly distributed among the fruit.

2)  In a pot melt the butter and once melted add the brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, and almonds.  Stir until it's a crumbly mixture and pour it evenly over the fruit in the baking dish.   Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is soft.  Serve with vanilla ice cream!

Enjoy! 

Tags: Dessert

5 responses so far ↓

  • Tanna // Aug 27, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    I love a crisp and this one looks exceptional! Good job.

  • From Our Kitchen // Aug 27, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    I could eat crisps all year long. The different seasons just mean different fillings. Variety is the spice of life, right? Your’s looks delicious and it’s making me hungry!

  • Curt // Aug 28, 2006 at 7:05 am

    Great looking stuff! Wish I had some right now, in fact. I’m a fanatic for apple pie, but crisps are great. Maybe this fall, a group of bloggers should all try apple pie and post on the same day… But send some of that crips over first!

  • Chelsie Cobb // Aug 28, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    Horray! I was looking for a good peach dessert for Joe. I am going to make this tomorrow. Thanks again Geneve.

  • Sherri // Aug 30, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    This looks amazing. I love crisps, I have a great berry crumble recipe that just came to mind and now I can’t get fresh berries in NY :(