Yield: 1 9-inch fruit crisp
My friend Caroline gave me this recipe many, many moons ago. I have used it with a variety of fruit including peaches, apples, and a combo of nectarines and blueberries. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is one of my all time favorite desserts. The original recipe calls for refined sugar, which creates a sweeter, crispier streusel. I substitute Sucanat for the refined sugar and get a richer, darker topping. Make it your own!
- 6 cups of fresh fruit, sliced
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar or Sucanat
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, toss sliced fruit with ground cinnamon.
- In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, and butter. Using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your fingers, cut butter into flour mixture pieces of butter are pea-size.
- Pour, and then mound, fruit into prepared pie dish. Spread streusel evenly on top. Bake for about 45 minutes until top is golden and fruit is bubbling.