Make a Fruit Crisp With Your Favorite Fruit

 

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Are you ready for fruit crisp season? I wasn’t until a couple of days ago when I had a basket of apricots and some garden grown rhubarb that I need to use. I knew I didn’t have a recipe for that exact combination and I wasn’t sure if you could swap out fruits in a recipe or if that was a recipe for disaster.

Maybe you want to make apple crisp, maybe it’s peach crisp. Or maybe it’s rhubarb, strawberry, whatever’s-on-hand crisp. Turns out that a basic fruit crisp recipe is pretty forgiving – but there are a couple of tips for using different fruits:

  • For tart fruits like rhubarb and raspberries, go heavier on the sugar, sweeter fruits like peaches need less.
  • The opposite goes for lemon juice – use less for rhubarb, more for sweet fruits.
  • Very juicy fruits will require more cornstarch to thicken the juice, while firm fruits like apples need less.

Start with about 6-8 cups of diced fruit (preferably organic) and place in a prepared 8 or 9 inch glass or ceramic baking pan.

Mix together the following ingredients in a small bowl and then pour over fruit and stir until fruit is well coated:

1/2 to 1 cup sugar (I prefer organic white for this part but brown sugar works too)

1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 to 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Easy Fruit Crisp via mindfulmomma.com

Next, mix together the topping ingredients:

1 cup flour (I usually use all-purpose but feel free to experiment with other flours)

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans are especially nice) (optional)

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

dash salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened

Spread the topping on top of the fruit mixture. In my opinion, you can never have too much topping!

 

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Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until the topping is just getting brown and the fruit is bubbling up from below.

Easy Fruit Crisp via mindfulmomma.comI think a scoop of ice cream is pretty much mandatory with this dessert.

Easy Fruit Crisp via mindfulmomma.com

 

Note: Recipe inspiration came from this post on The Kitchn and other recipes found on the web.

Easy Fruit Crisp With Your Favorite Fruit
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
It's easy to make a fruit crisp with whatever combination of fruit you have on hand!
Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 6-8 cups diced fruit
  • ½ to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp to 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 to 3 T cornstarch
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 8 T butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Prepare baking pan.
  2. Chop fruit into bite sized pieces and place in baking pan. Mix remaining filling ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over fruit and stir well.
  3. Mix all topping ingredients in a bowl, using a pastry blender or your fingers to mix in butter thoroughly. Spread topping evenly over fruit in baking pan.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until fruit is bubbling around edges and topping is lightly browned.
  5. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite kind of fruit crisp?

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