Are you sick of apricot recipes yet?? I guess they aren’t too helpful if you don’t have an apricot tree, but most apricot recipes can be made with peaches as a substitute.
So, here is one more recipe for you. You can use peaches, plums or apples instead of apricots. With those fruits you want to slice the fruit, whereas with apricots you can just halve them.
Fruit crisps are super easy to make, super fast, and super yummy, especially if you serve them with vanilla ice cream. I like them warm with ice cream, or cold with whipped cream.
I made apricot crisp for dessert the other night and didn’t remember to take a picture of it until the next morning. So, here it is with whipped cream. Yes, I ate it for breakfast.
To show you I am still keeping it real around here I will tell you that after I took this picture I noticed that round brown thing right in front and pulled it out and it was a pit! I couldn’t believe it but it got in there somehow. And then, when I was eating it, there was ANOTHER pit in it! I almost thought someone put them in after the fact but I really don’t think so. I have no idea how it happened!
To make this, I got a 9x13 pan and layered the bottom with apricot halves. I have no idea how I got pits in there when I was laying each half down one at a time as I pitted it. Then you just top with the crumb topping and bake until the topping is dark golden brown. Here is the recipe:
Layer enough fruit into a 9x13 pan to cover the bottom. If you like a lot of fruit make 2 layers. Sprinkle with sugar to your desired sweetness. Top with crumb topping and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes until it is bubbling around the edges and the topping is deep golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
- 1 c. rolled oats (quick or regular)
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 c. cold butter cut into cubes
- 1/2 c. chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts (optional)
Directions: Mix the first 4 ingredients together. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or even your fingers. Add the chopped nuts. This can be used on fruit crisps or pies or even muffins or quick breads.
Here is a picture WITHOUT a pit showing!