Apple and strawberry crisp
For the topping:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 6 tbsp softened butter or margarine
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp- salt,
For the Fruit: Sliced apples and strawberries, 2 tbsp Sugar (optional) and 1 tsp- Lemon juice
Put the sliced apples and strawberries in a deep baking dish, sprinkle the sugar and lemon juice.
Mix all the topping ingredients with a fork or by hand till it resembles a coarse mixture. Sprinkle the topping on the fruit and spread evenly. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes till browned. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving to allow the natural juices to set
This is best when served warm with some cold, Vanilla ice cream....you can also eat it as is! It is just as good!
You can also substitute other fruits in this recipe- peaches and pears, rhubarb and apples, apples and berries, all are good together!
This is a perfect dessert for novice bakers like me and also a nice way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. What better way to spend some quality time with them and then sharing this wonderful dessert together!