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  • The Ultimate Summer Fruit Desserts

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    The Ultimate Summer Fruit Desserts
    Prep: 40 min Servings: 8
    by Micheline
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    This ultimate one-stop recipe for every fruit crisp, crumble and cobbler dessert possibilities comes from homemakers.com. You only need this recipe for all your summer fruit desserts.

    Ingredients

    • Step 1: Making the TOPPING of your choice
    • For the Crisp Topping:
    • 1 cup / 250 mL all-purpose flour
    • 2/3 cup / 150 mL packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup / 125 mL chopped nuts (optional)
    • 1 tsp / 5 mL grated citrus rind
    • 1/3 cup / 75 mL salted butter, melted
    • Mix together dry ingredients; drizzle with butter and stir until crumbly.
    • For the Crumble Topping:
    • 1 cup / 250 mL rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup / 125 mL all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup / 75 mL packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup / 75 mL chopped nuts
    • 3 tbsp / 45 mL granulated sugar
    • Generous pinch nutmeg or cinnamon
    • Pinch salt
    • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp / 90 mL chilled butter, diced
    • Mix together dry ingredients; lightly work in butter by pinching until crumbs that hold together are formed, with no loose flour.
    • For the Cobbler Topping:
    • 1 cup / 250 mL all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup / 60 mL granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp / 5 mL baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp / 1 mL baking soda
    • 1/4 cup / 60 mL chilled salted butter, diced
    • 3/4 cup / 175 mL buttermilk
    • 1/2 tsp / 2 mL vanilla extract
    • Mix together dry ingredients; with pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly. Mix together buttermilk and vanilla; drizzle over flour mixture and stir with fork until soft, sticky dough is formed.
    • Step 2: Adding the fruit(s)
    • 6 to 7 cups / 1.5 to 1.75 L sliced fruit (see fruit combo possibilities below)
    • 3 tbsp / 45 mL granulated sugar (for Crisp or Crumble) OR 1/3 cup / 75 mL (for cobbler)
    • 1 tbsp / 15 mL cornstarch or 2 tbsp/30 mL flour
    • Mix fruit with sugar and cornstarch or flour.
    • Place in buttered 8-inch/ 2 L square baking dish. Sprinkle with Crisp or Crumble Topping OR for Cobbler using a spoon, drop dough in 9 evenly spaced mounds over fruit.
    • Step 3: Baking
    • For the Crisp or Crumble: Bake in 350F/180C oven until fruit is bubbling and topping is crisp, 45 to 60 minutes.
    • For the Cobbler: Bake in 400F/200C oven until fruit is bubbling and topping is light golden and no longer doughy underneath when lifted, 35 to 40 minutes

    Directions

    1. Favourite fruit combos to try:
    2. Most fruits – pears, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, apples, quince, rhubarb, cherries or berries – alone or combined, are great for crisps, crumbles and cobblers. Try one of these classic combos:
    3. -Apple Blackberry (2 or 3 parts apples to 1 part berries)
    4. -Strawberry rhubarb (2 parts berries to 1 part rhubarb)
    5. -Peach Raspberry (3 or 4 parts peaches to 1 part berries)
    6. -Peach Blueberry (3 or 4 parts peaches to 1 part berries)
    7. -Pear Cranberry (2 parts pears to 1 part berries)
    8. -Bumbleberry (mixed berries– blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries–or 3 parts mixed berries to 1 part apple and/or rhubarb)
    9. -Cherry apple - (2 parts cherries to 1 part apple)
    10. ENJOY!

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    Comments

    • John Spottiswood
      John Spottiswood
      Cool mix and match all-purpose recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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