Disclosure: I am a huge fan of real food. Not all of the recipes I use are always the healthiest … and they’re not sensitive to dietary restrictions. But they include real ingredients.
One of my (many) favorite things about summer is fresh produce. There’s nothing tastier than a fruit or veggie right out of your garden – but if the fresh produce doesn’t come straight from my garden, I love the taste of fresh, local produce.
This is the time of year I pile cherries and peaches into my grocery cart. While my family loves to gobble the sweet, seasonal fruit, I always buy more than we can possibly snack on and I make my favorite summertime desserts: crisps and cobblers.
To me, summer’s not quite complete without hot peach cobbler made from scratch. (I absolutely love, love, love Paula Deen’s recipe. But be warned … it includes plenty of butter, sugar and flour.)
Whenever I buy cherries, the tasty fruit seems to be perfect in a crisp. This summer I’ve created a cherry crisp recipe that tastes delicious when served right out of the oven with some vanilla ice cream.
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- ¼ cup oats
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 cup white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 pound fresh cherries, pitted
- Stir flour, oats, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut butter into tablespoon chunks and mix into the dry mixture until the mixture looks crumbly. Set aside.
- Put 1 pound pitted cherries into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle crumb topping over cherries.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
- Serve hot or warm with vanilla ice cream.
What fresh fruits do you love to use in crisps and cobblers?