Choose-a-Fruit Crisp

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Gather some apples, pears, peaches, or berries to toss in this easily customizable fruit crisp recipe. In a hurry? Heat up this easy fruit dessert in the microwave instead of the oven.

Choose-a-Fruit Crisp
Photo: Mike Dieter
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
60 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 5 cup sliced, peeled apples, pears, peaches, or apricots; or frozen unsweetened peach slices

  • 2 - 4 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ½ cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ginger, or cinnamon

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup chopped nuts or coconut

  • Vanilla ice cream or light cream (optional)

Directions

  1. For filling, thaw fruit, if frozen. Do not drain. Place fruit in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. Stir in the granulated sugar.

  2. For topping, in a mixing bowl combine oats; brown sugar; flour; and nutmeg, ginger, or cinnamon. With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts or coconut. Sprinkle topping over filling.

  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes (40 minutes for thawed fruit) or until fruit is tender and topping is golden. If desired, serve warm with ice cream or light cream.

Microwave directions:

Prepare filling as above, making sure you use a microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave filling, covered with vented plastic wrap, on 100% power (high) for 4 to 7 minutes or until fruit is tender, stirring twice. (Additional cooking time may be needed if using thawed fruit.) Prepare topping. Sprinkle over filling. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until topping is heated, giving the dish a half-turn once. Makes 6 servings.

Crisp Tip:

Make a double batch of the crunchy oatmeal topping mixture and store the extra in a freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze it for up to 1 month.

Blueberry Crisp:

Prepare as in recipe on page 2, except for filling, increase granulated sugar to 1/4 cup and combine with 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries.

Cherry Crisp:

Prepare as in recipe, except for filling, increase granulated sugar to 1/2 cup and combine with 3 increase granulated sugar to 1/2 cup and combine with 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Toss the sugar-flour mixture with 5 cups fresh or frozen* unsweetened pitted tart red cherries.

Rhubarb Crisp:

Prepare as in recipe, except for filling, increase granulated sugar to 3/4 cup and combine with 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh or frozen* unsweetened sliced rhubarb. *Note: If fruit is frozen, thaw but do not drain.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
12g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Protein 3g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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