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Winter Fruit Crisp

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Recipe Notes

  • Use any fresh, frozen or drained canned fruit that you have on hand.
  • Add 1/2 cup of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, cut apricots).
  • Try vanilla yogurt as a topping and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

 

Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Measure flours and other dry ingredients
  • Wash and dry fruit
  • Sprinkle topping onto fruit

Ingredients

4 cups
diced apples or pears
2⁄3 cup
packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup
all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup
old fashioned rolled oats
1⁄3 cup
margarine
1 teaspoon
cinnamon

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray or oil a square pan (8 x 8 x 2 inches).
  2. Arrange fruit in pan. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over fruit.
  3. Bake until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Use any fresh, frozen or drained canned fruit that you have on hand.
  • Add 1/2 cup of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, cut apricots).
  • Try vanilla yogurt as a topping and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

 

Photo of Winter Fruit Crisp
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes: 8 bars (4 inches x 2 inches)
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 04/14/20

3 Comments for "Winter Fruit Crisp"

This was such an easy and comforting treat to make at the end of the long week. I made a few notes that I think would be helpful for all you future crisp-makers!

4 cups of apples/pears translated to one large Honeycrisp apple and three small/medium green pears for me.

I had to improvise with my sugar with what I had in my pantry. Instead of ⅔ cup sugar, I used ⅓ cup of coconut sugar and lightly drizzled honey over top of crisp before putting in the oven. The sweetness was not compromised in the end!

Instead of ⅓ cup margarine, I used ⅓ cup of regular butter -- I diced the butter and mixed it with all the other ingredients to distribute evenly. I ended up with some drier spots, but all the moisture from the fruits substantially made up for it. Perhaps massaging the butter in more (or semi-melting it) could work, too.

I went through my cupboards and decided to add a 1/4 cup of raisins and sprinkled chia seeds over top before putting in oven (this added nice taste and crunch).

This is my favorite go-to recipe for a quick dessert! I usually use Granny Smith apples. My husband loves it!

Great recipe!  Super fast to make, I am sure no-fail, used up 4 apples I didn't want to go bad, and everyone loved it!  Next time I hope to try pears...and add in some more spices, maybe ground cloves.