I’m thrilled to be sharing my sister Mary Beth’s (#1) Fresh Fruit Crisp Recipe. I’ve added the word ‘fresh’ to the title because this recipe can be used with your favorite in-season fruit and the ingredient list reads no specific fruit, just – fresh fruit. We have my cousin Colleen to thank for keeping this recipe in circulation and bringing it to family gatherings.
I don’t know about you, but all things apple is just fine with me. With two orchards close by and fresh apples in the house, it’s a glorious time of the year. If you’re like me, you’re already saving and printing recipes for Thanksgiving. I printed my first one out yesterday, and I’ll probably tape it inside my kitchen cabinet, so I don’t forget about it. This recipe is worthy of print, and it’s been part of our Thanksgiving celebrations.
Mary Beth’s Fresh Fruit Crisp Recipe
You will love the simplicity of this recipe. You toss the apples in one bowl, and all the topping ingredients are mixed in another bowl, and you’re done. You’ll be happy to see that all your favorite baking ingredients are included, like oatmeal, brown sugar and nuts. OK – and butter. The seasoning used is ground mace which is the membrane that surrounds nutmeg. It’s not quite as strong as nutmeg and maybe a little sweeter. If you don’t have it in your kitchen cabinet, you can use nutmeg, allspice or cinnamon.
The recipe calls for a 9 X 13 pan, and in this post, I used 2, 9-inch pie pans. They were going in different directions, and this gives you an idea of just how versatile the recipe is.
So, What do you think? Are you visualizing your favorite fruit in this recipe? I think this will be a great treat for some planned parties this fall. I hope you’ll give it a try and let us know how you liked it.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, Rose
- 8 cups fresh fruit (I used apples in the post)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1½ cups flour
- '1 cup regular rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground mace
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Mix fruit, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl.
- Place fruit into a 9 X 13 pan (in the post I used two 9 inch pie pans).
- Mix flour, oats, sugar, mace, butter, and nuts to form moist clumps.
- Sprinkle the topping over the fruit.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until bubbly.
- If using smaller pans, bake 35-40 minutes.
- Cool slightly and serve with ice cream or Cool Whip