Fruit Crisp - Using a variety of fruits that are in season
Heat oven to 375
5 c sliced, peeled cooking apples, pears, peaches, or apricots, or frozen unsweetened peach slices (I make this w/ thin sliced apples or pears WITH the peels ON.)
2-4 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 c oats
1/2 c packed brown sugar (I prefer white sugar w/ 1 tbsp of molasses which makes brown sugar)
1/4 c all-purpose flour (I prefer whole wheat flour)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, ginger, or cinnamon (I did a combo of nutmeg and cinnamon)
1/4 c butter
1/4 c chopped nuts or coconut (optional)
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
For filling, thaw fruit, if frozen. Do not drain. Place fruit in a 2-qt square baking dish. Stir in the 2 - 4 TBSP of sugar.
For topping, in a medium bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and spice(s). Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the nuts or coconut. Sprinkle topping over filling.
Bake crisp in a 375 degree oven for 30-35 min.(40 min for thawed fruit) or till fruit is tender and topping is golden. If desired, serve warm with Ice cream. Makes 6 servings