Sheared Bliss


Can she make a cherry crisp, Billy Boy?
July 11, 2012, 12:38 pm
Filed under: Baking, Food | Tags: , , ,

It’s fruit season, and that means crisp.  As various fruits have come into season over last few weeks, I’ve been riffing off of this recipe.  The first time I played it straight and went with the strawberries and rhubarb the original recipe calls for.  Since then, I’ve tried blueberries and, most recently, cherries.

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Filling

  • 3 cups fruit* (pitted and/or chopped small as necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

Topping

  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts**
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350°.  Mix filling ingredients together and pour into a pie plate or other appropriately sized baking dish.  Mix topping ingredients together and crumble over the fruit.  Bake for 45 minutes or until the topping is brown and the fruit is bubbly.  Yum!

* Since there’s very little sweetener in the filling, you want the fruit to be sweet on its own so I used sweet cherries instead of sour pie cherries.

** Use any nuts you like.  I used pecans with the strawberries and rhubarb, walnuts with the blueberries, and almonds with the cherries.

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