It is the last weekend of summer, Labor Day weekend…and I can hardly believe summer is over!
My family is visiting us in the Hamptons and they should be here shortly, so I just made everyone’s favorite dessert, Summer Fruit Crisp. I will warm it up in the oven right before we eat it, and serve it with some vanilla ice cream. It is the perfect way to get the last taste of the delicious summer fruits we all love…peaches, raspberries, blackberries & blueberries. Soon we will be moving on to apple crisp and pumpkin pie…but for now let’s enjoy the last taste of summer.
(I made my crisp in an oval baking dish, but a square or round baking dish works well too. The amount of ingredients you use depends on the size of the pan)
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
- 1 stick of butter cut into small pieces
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix together by cutting the butter in with a pastry cutter, fork or your clean hands.
- 5 – 6 cups of fruit cut into bite size pieces (you can use all peaches, all berries, or a mix of fruit)
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- * Gently mix everything together in a bowl trying not to crush the fruit too much.
Prepare the baking dish by buttering the bottom well.
Pour the mixed fruit into the buttered dish. Top with the crisp topping, piling it on top of the fruit and gently pressing it down.
* Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is a golden brown.
Warm the crisp in a 200 degree oven for about 15 minutes before serving. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top adds the perfect touch!
This is the perfect way to savor the last flavor of summer fruit, and your family will love it!
Enjoy, and have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!