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Summer Fruit Crisp

Combine your favorite berries and stone fruits in this Summer Fruit Crisp!

Summer Fruit Crisp and ice cream in a white bowl

The Best Summer Fruit Crisp

Fresh summer fruits are one of the things I love most about the season. I can never get enough of them! Invariably, I somehow tend to end up with handfuls of different berries and a few stone fruits. That is when this Summer Fruit Crisp happens.

This is the kind of recipe that’s a staple for me. I love being able to throw this together quickly from whatever I happen to have in my kitchen. It’s a wonderfully simple and delicious dessert for when you need a last-minute dessert or for when you’re just craving a sweet, fruity treat.

overhead view of fruit crisp in a baking pan

The beauty of this crisp is that you can make it with just one of your favorite fruits, use a combination, or simply gather all the fruity odds and ends you have.

I almost always use blueberries and plums because they are two of my favorites. But, you can toss in raspberries, peaches, blackberries, cherries, or whatever else strikes your fancy. It will also happily transition to fall with apples, pears, cranberries, and such.

Tips for Success

  • Cut the fruit into bite-size pieces. That will make serving and eating easier.
  • Make it your own! Use different fruits to suit your tastes. Use vanilla instead of lemon juice to change the flavor.
  • Don’t over-mix the topping. The mixture should be loose but with some clumps.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat for serving.
fruit crisp served in a white bowl with ice cream

This Summer Fruit Crisp is wonderfully easy to make. You can have it assembled and ready to bake in short order. Then you can just sit back and enjoy spoonful after spoonful of your warm, sweet, fruity, cinnamon-y, crunchy dessert. And I highly recommend a scoop of ice cream on top to make it even better.

If you can bear to share, this is the kind of dessert that will be the hit of your summer gatherings.

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Summer Fruit Crisp

Yield 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Gather all your favorite summer fruits for this Summer Fruit Crisp topped with a cinnamon oat topping.

fruit crisp served in a white bowl with ice cream

Ingredients

For the fruit filling:

  • 5-6 plums, peaches, apricots, or other stone fruit, cut into slices
  • 2 cups berries or cherries
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice*

For the topping:

  • 2 cups (198g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes and slightly softened

Instructions

To make the fruit filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Combine the fruit, brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Transfer to the prepared pan and distribute evenly.

To make the topping:

  1. Combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter and mix using a pastry blender or a fork until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the fruit.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, until the topping is browned and the fruit is bubbly.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

*Vanilla extract is a great substitute for lemon juice for a little different flavor.

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    3 Comments on “Summer Fruit Crisp”

  1. What a beautiful and tasty looking fruit crisp! One of my favorite summertime desserts 🙂

  2. I have a similar crisp formula and also use whatever fruit looks nicest (or happens to be waiting forlornly in my fridge). I’ve never tried cinnamon in the topping. That sounds really nice. Will have to give it a shot.

  3. I kind of have all the fruit on my counter right now. And the.boy says it must be used before we move. I see crisp in my future.

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