This Summer Fruit Crisp is everything you want in a dessert. It’s easy to put together with whatever combination of fruit you have on hand, and the crisp topping can be made in advance and stored in the freezer.
Here’s a new thing I just learned.
If you leave a bunch of random papers in a pile long enough, they don’t matter anymore.
Isn’t that great?
My piles had turned into a couple of small bags, which was getting me all stressy.
Lo and behold, there was nothing in these bags that mattered anymore, except for the movie stub (why do I keep them?) and eleven pennies 🙂
While we’re talking about this, maybe it’s time to clean out the fridge a bit?
Next time you have more fruit than you can handle, this recipe is your go-to.
Maybe you have a couple of sad-looking apricots, and some melancholy blueberries?
Are the cherries looking pale and depleted? Maybe the raspberries are tired but the nectarines are still frisky?
Chop them, pit them, peel them and throw everybody in the pool.
Give them some love with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of sweet vanilla.
Toss together carefully with other staples you probably have on hand, and that’s it.
Crispy, warm fruit desserts are always a huge hit with family and friends in summer— especially served with ice cream—and this one is adapted from Ina.
It’s very, very good.
I’ll tell you straight-up this makes more crisp topping than you’ll need, which isn’t a bad thing.
Just put the leftover topping in the freezer for next time….or up to 60 days later.
So next time the strawberries are a looking a little worn out around the edges?
You’ll have an easy and delicious plan.
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- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Butter a 9.5 deep dish pie pan or similar size
- You'll need 6 cups of fruit total, I used:
- Nectarines, pitted and cut in 1" cubes
- Cherries, pitted and used whole
- Blueberries, rinsed and dried, whole
- Raspberries, just straight out of the basket so they keep their shape
- Strawberries, stems removed and sliced in half or quarters
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (I used 3, some of my fruit was a bit tart)
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 sticks of cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- MAKE THE FRUIT FILLING:
- In a large bowl, place all the fruit.
- Add the vanilla, the flour, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice, and toss very carefully together. I use a large wooden spoon for this.
- Spoon into the baking dish, and sprinkle on 2 1/2 cups of the topping as noted below.
- MAKE THE TOPPING:
- In a food processor, combine the flour, sugars, cinnamon, sea salt, oatmeal and butter. Process in the pulse mode until combined and the mixture lumps together.
- This will make about 5 cups of topping. Use 2 1/2 cups for this recipe (over approximately 6 cups of fruit) and freeze the remaining topping in a plastic bag or freezer-safe container. The topping is good for at least 60 days, and can be used straight out of the freezer.
- BAKE THE SUMMER FRUIT CRISP:
- Place the fruit crisp on a large baking sheet on the lower third of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the topping is light brown and crisp on the edges.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Source: Studio Delicious